#STRecruiting Notebook 5-23

USC will get one of the four official visits scheduled by DE Desmond Umeozulu (6-5 220) of Upper Marlboro, MD. Umeozulu visited USC unofficially May 2nd and went to Clemson the following day. He has had the Tigers on his short list as well but has not scheduled an official visit with them. Umeozulu has scheduled officials to North Carolina June 3rd, USC June 10th, Pitt June 16th and Ohio State June 24th. He is not discounting the others on his short list which include Clemson, Maryland, Texas and Georgia.

LB Grayson Howard (6-3 223) of Jacksonville Sunday named his top five schools, and USC and Clemson both made his short list. The other three are Georgia, Florida and Texas A&M. Howard has set an official visit to USC for June 24th. This spring he visited USC, Clemson, Georgia, Florida and Auburn. Howard has been a heavily recruited prospect. His junior season he totaled 157 tackles with 14 tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks and 2 interceptions.

USC in top 10 with CB RJ Johnson of McDonough, GA. Johnson announced his short list Saturday on his Twitter page. The others are Kentucky, Florida, Arkansas, LSU, Rutgers, Georgia Tech, Boston College, Wake Forest and Louisville. Johnson camped at USC last summer and visited in late March. He’s also taken unofficial visits to Georgia, Rutgers, Auburn, Louisville and Kentucky. He has not set official visits.

2024 WR Mazeo Bennett of Greenville was offered by North Carolina.

USC football coaches went on a bit of a spending spree on Friday handing out several more offers to players ranging from 2023 prospects to 2026 prospects. In particular, the Gamecocks hit the highly regarded program of Grayson High in Loganville, GA with multiple offers. The evaluation period continues through May 31st.

The latest USC offers:

  • LB Jalen Smith (6-2 205) of Loganville, GA.
  • 2024 DT Nasir Smith (6-4 285) of Loganville, GA.
  • 2024 SAF TyShun White (5-11 187) of Buford, GA.
  • 2025 LB Andre Fuller Jr. of Loganville, GA.
  • 2026 DE Tyler Atkinson of Loganville, GA.

Clemson offered OC Connor Lew (6-4 285) of Acworth, GA. He also has been offered by USC and many more. He visited USC in March among his other spring visits.

TE Olsen Henry set an official visit to Clemson for June 3rd.

DT Stephiylan Green set an official visit to Clemson for June 3rd.

LB Dee Crayton confirms his official visit to Clemson for June 3rd.

2024 CB Tavoy Feagin of Tampa plans to visit Clemson June 2nd, Alabama June 4th, Jackson State June 5th and LSU June 6th.

USC target OT Oluwatosin Babalade was offered by Ohio State.

USC target LB Justin Jefferson was offered by Southern Cal.

Clemson target WR Noah Rogers was offered by Alabama.

Former USC forward Keyshawn Bryant announced a transfer to South Florida. He’s a native of Winter Haven.

Former USC women’s player Saniya Rivers is transferring to NC State. She spent one season with the Gamecocks.

Coastal Carolina transfer Taj Thweatt, a NJ native, has committed to Temple per On3sports.

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