#STRecruiting Notebook 2-8 (UPDATED)

One of the state’s top prospects for the 2024 class, QB Jaylen Bradford (6-1 175) of Chapin, announced Tuesday he is transferring to IMG Academy in Bradenton, FL to play for the Ascenders’ national team. Last season Bradford passed for 2028 yards and 22 touchdowns, and he rushed for 367 yards and 5 scores. Bradford’s offers include USC, Vanderbilt, Georgia Tech, Penn State, Virginia Tech, NC State and Georgia State.

ATH Kaydon Sauers (6-6 230) of Crescent signed with North Greenville.

USC appears close to adding another in-state PWO prospect for the 2022 roster. OT Chase Sweigart (6-6 315) of Chapin said while he’s not yet made a complete decision, he is leaning toward taking the PWO offer from USC over ones from Auburn and Penn State. “I enjoyed talking to Coach (Shane) Beamer and Coach (Greg) Adkins on my visit. I am still weighing my options between Penn State and Auburn also, depending on Auburn’s staff.” Sweigart, who played in the Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Bowl, has several lower-level offers, but he has set his sights on playing at the P5 level.

USC reached into one of Clemson’s recruiting hotspots and offered DT Tomarrion Parker (6-4 255) of Phenix City, AL. The Tigers have not shown the same level of interest in Parker to this point though he visited and camped there last June. Parker has several other P5 offers including Texas A&M, North Carolina, Tennessee, Minnesota, Penn State, Kansas, Auburn, Georgia, Florida State and Arizona State. He plans to name a short list soon.

USC offered LB Cameron Lenhardt (6-3 240) of Staten Island and IMG Academy in Florida. Some of his other offers are Michigan State, Louisville, Penn State, Georgia Tech, Indiana and Arkansas.

Clemson is in the top 12 with SAF Braxton Myers of Coppell, TX. The others are Southern Cal, Arkansas, Texas, Auburn, TCU, Cal, Ole Miss, Notre Dame, Florida State, Michigan and LSU.

Clemson QB target Christopher Vizzina was offered by Pitt. 

Clemson target DE Derrick Leblanc of Kissimmee, FL was offered by Michigan State.

Clemson target DE Desmond Umeozulu of Springdale, MD was offered by Georgia.

Clemson target WR Tyler Williams of Lakeland, FL was offered by Louisville.

Clemson target ATH Moussa Kane of Blairstown, NJ was offered by Oklahoma.

USC target CB Vicari Swain of Carrollton, GA was offered by Georgia Tech.

USC target CB RJ Johnson of McDonough, GA was offered by Rutgers.

2024 WR Mazeo Bennett of Greenville plans to visit Clemson March 12th.

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

USC and Clemson target 2024 DT Hevin Brown-Shuler was offered by Ole Miss.

Former USC LB Kolbe Fields signed with LSU.

Presbyterian signed LS Zachary Champagne of Oceanside Collegiate.

Former Goose Creek QB Manny Mukuamu of Hutchinson JC, KS committed to Livingstone.

6-9 GG Jackson of Ridge View visited North Carolina Saturday.

2024 Catcher Gavin Braland (6-2 175) of Statesboro, GA committed to USC. Here’s his latest scouting report from Perfect Game: Recorded a 7.49 second 60-yard dash time. Long and lanky frame with good athleticism and lots of room to add strength. Primary catcher with an easy set up and quick feet. Fast trigger with a very good arm. Soft hands with an accurate arm and a best recorded pop time of 1.95 seconds. Arm strength plays from secondary position of the outfield with throws up to 93 mph. Secondary right0handed pitcher with a long and loose arm stroke. Aggressive mechanics and mentality. Drop and drive lower half with whip to the arm. Breaking ball shows promise with sharpness and downer action. Right-handed hitter with a narrow start and a long swing. Solid bat speed and looks to elevate. Uses back leg nicely to generate pull side power. Leveraged stroke with big power upside

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