#STRecruiting Notebook 1-31

It’s the end of the road for the 2022 football recruiting campaign.  Wednesday is the traditional National Signing Day, and though players have a signing window to August 1st, almost all who have not signed will sign on that day.  Clemson is looking at LB TJ Dudley, DT Caden Story, RB Andrew Paul and RB Keith Adams Jr. for the final spots.  Dudley and Adams officially visited over the weekend while Story visited Florida and Paul visited Georgia.   

Dudley is a former Oregon commitment and Clemson was his only official visit in January. Story will announce Wednesday with Auburn the other school in the mix.  He’s a former Auburn commitment. Paul has Clemson, Georgia and Michigan on his list.  And Adams, who was being recruited as a grayshirt, was given an immediate full scholarship by Dabo Swinney on the visit. Adams is the son of the former Clemson star LB and now lives in St. George, UT.  He has South Florida, Air Force and Marshall on his short list as well.  This season he rushed for 1376 yards and 24 touchdowns.

USC has one spot remaining and apparently wants it taken by Mississippi State transfer receiver Malik Heath who was in for an official visit over the weekend.  Heath, who is from Mississippi, first attended junior college before moving to Mississippi State and also visited USC before signing with the Bulldogs.  In two seasons with the Bulldogs, he caught 71 passes for 749 yards and 8 touchdowns. Heath will have one season of eligibility for his next stop. Heath does not have to sign Wednesday and would not enroll until summer. Ole Miss and Jackson State are two others involved with him.

Also taking officials this weekend at USC were December signees, QB Tanner Bailey, SAF Nick Emmanwori, WR Xavier Short, WR Kylic Horton and DT Demetrius Watson.

Chapman WR DJ Black is headed to USC as a PWO as is Myrtle Beach OL Mac Walters (6-6 285)

Chapin OT Chase Sweigart visited USC Saturday. He will not sign Wednesday and will take some time to decide on PWO offers from the Gamecocks, Penn State and Auburn.

Hilton Head RB Chase McCracken received a PWO offer from USC. 

Among the 2023 prospects to visit Clemson Saturday for a junior day were LB Grayson Howard of Jacksonville, SAF Dakaari Nelson of Selma, AL, DT Keith Sampson of New Bern, NC, WR Tyler Williams of Lakeland, FL, DE Peter Woods of Alabaster, AL, QB Christopher Vizzina of Birmingham, DT Jordan Hall of Jacksonville.  OT Sam Pendleton of Pfafftown, NC. DE Keldric Faulk of Highland Home, AL, LB Rico Walker of Hickory, NC, DL Victor Burley of Warner Robbins, GA, CB Avieon Terrell of Atlanta AND SAF Braxton Myers of Coppell, TX.   Howard, Nelson, Williams and Hall left with offers.

Clemson target DE Derrick Leblanc of Kissimmee, FL visited Oklahoma over the weekend after earlier projections had him visiting Clemson.

OT Luke Montgomery of Findlay, OH did not make it to Clemson this past weekend but is looking at March 5th for a visit with the Tigers.

USC and Clemson are in the top eight with LB Josiah Trotter of Philadelphia. His brother is at Clemson. The others on the list are Texas A&M, Notre Dame, Penn State, Ohio State, West Virginia and Virginia Tech.

2024 OT Kam Pringle of Woodland visited UNC Saturday.

Dutch Fork RB Jarvis Green visited Charlotte Saturday.

WR Apollos Cook of River Bluff visited Virginia Tech Saturday.

DT Eamon Smalls of Beaufort visited Wake Forest Saturday.

CE Murray WR Nicolas Brown visited Eastern Michigan over the weekend.

Nation Ford QB Carson Black was offered by Miami of Ohio and Charlotte.

Northwestern OL Jordan Knox was offered by Duke.

Hilton Head DT Chris Marable was offered by Florida State.

Conway WR Carlton Terry II committed to Wofford.

Spring Valley DB DJ Williams committed to North Greenville.

WR Chase Smith of Ridge View committed to Eastern Michigan.

Cane Bay CB Kalen Frost committed to Mercer.

West Florence RB Terry Mckithen committed to Georgia Military JC.

Westside RB Amir Dendy committed to ETSU.

Clover OT Hagan Smith committed to Limestone.

Denmark-Olar LB TJ Williams, ATH Grant Epps of Trinity Collegiate and RB Jaeon Allen of May River committed to SC State.

Spring Valley LB David Squires committed to Wingate.

USC is in the top 11 with RB Treyaun Webb of Jacksonville. The other 10 schools on his list are Georgia, Oregon, UCF, Penn State, Michigan, Iowa, Georgia Tech, Tennessee, Arkansas and Baylor.

USC target OT Zechariah Owens of McDonough, GA visited Georgia Saturday.

2024 QB Jadyn Davis of Fort Mill and Providence Day in Charlotte was offered by Georgia Tech.

Columbia native WR Devin Hyatt of IMG Academy visited Alabama Saturday.

Ridge View OT Tray Franklin plans to announce on Wednesday. He has a PWO offer from USC and full offers from Virginia, Georgia State and Charlotte.

TE Gray Leaphart of Gilbert committed to Newberry. He had a PWO offer from USC. .

North Carolina coaches were in to watch 2024 6-5 Cam Scott of Lexington at his practice Sunday afternoon.

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