DT Elijah Williams (6-4 290) of Alabaster, AL was offered by USC in May and said he spoke with defensive line coach Jimmy Lindsey earlier in the month. Williams has not yet visited USC and he said Lindsey wants to get him on campus so he can meet with him in person. Williams was offered after being scouted in spring practice by area recruiter Jody Wright. Williams did not take any visits in June but said he’s looking at potential visits to Maryland Missouri in late July. He said Maryland is showing the most interest in him at this point.
Northwestern WR Elijah Caldwell plans to announce his commitment Friday. Some offers he’s reported include Duke, ECU, West Virginia, SC State, MTSU, UMass, Liberty and Marshall.
USC target DE Jaybron Harvey set Friday at Noon for his commitment announcement. He has a final five of USC, North Carolina, Louisville, Wake Forest and Oklahoma.
2024 DE Kavion Henderson of Leeds, AL, who was offered by USC in May, did not include them in his top 10 of Miami, Oklahoma, LSU, Arkansas, North Carolina, Georgia, Auburn, Texas A&M, Michigan and Cincinnati.
SAF Travon West of Wren committed to Indiana.
Two former Michigan baseball commitments announced on Wednesday they are headed to Clemson to play for Erik Bakich, the coach who recruited them to Michigan. Shortstop Nolan Nawrocki (6-2 190) of Rockville Centre, MD and RHP Joe Allen (6-4 215) of Hampton Falls, NH announced their change of direction on Twitter. Perfect Game has this scouting report on Nawrocki: “Very athletic build with good present strength, especially in his lower half. Right-handed hitter, hits from a spread balanced stance, late hand raise load but is well timed with it, gets his strong lower half into his swing well to help create bat speed, line drive gap to gap approach with the bat speed to drive the ball with power. Outstanding runner, 6.53 in the sixty. Elite level arm strength in the infield, makes accurate throws with plus carry, uses his feet well to work behind the ball.” And on Allen, Perfect Game had this comment: “Big Northeast arm, up to 95 at the 17U WWBA with a power breaking ball.” They will join two former Michigan players who are transferring to Clemson…RHP Willie Weiss and INF Riley Bertram.
USC landed Vanderbilt transfer 1B Gavin Casas (6-3 225). He spent two seasons at Vanderbilt playing in 31 games, 22 of them last season. He had a career batting average of .279 with 1 homer and 15 RBIs and committed 1 error in 91 chances. His brother was the 2018 1st round pick of Boston.