The early signing period for college football began Wednesday and programs around the state are signing up prospects for their 2023 classes. Check back here regularly as we aggregate the news throughout the day. Wednesday afternoon, Clemson coach Dabo Swinney, USC coach Shane Beamer and Coastal Carolina coach Tim Beck will meet with the media to review their classes.
(Listed times reflect updates, not time of signing)
6:05 PM: USC signed SAF Vicari Swain (6-0 175) Wednesday night. Swain committed to the Gamecocks on August 12 after taking official visits in the summer to Vanderbilt, Maryland and USC. He also took an official visit to Colorado last weekend, and Deion Sanders made a bit of a run at him adding some suspense to the leadup to his signing ceremony.
3:13 PM: Clemson signed transfer QB Paul Tyson (6-5 228). Tyson is the great-grandson of Bear Bryant. He began his career at Alabama where he redshirted in 2020. He appeared in five games there in 2021 before transferring to Arizona State. He appeared in one game this season for the Sun Devils and did not attempt a pass.
1:45 PM: Clemson signed OL Harris Sewell (6-4 290) of Odessa, TX. Sewell other offers included Texas A&M, Texas, Oklahoma and Alabama. Sewell took his official visit to Clemson the weekend of June 3rd and made unofficial visits to Texas A&M, TCU, Auburn and Texas. Sewell played guard, tackle and center in high school.
1:44 PM: Clemson signed DE David Ojiegbe (6-3 235) of Washington, DC. Ojiegbe also took visits to Miami (FL), Georgia and Maryland. His other offers included Penn State, Maryland, North Carolina, Miami (FL), Georgia, Tennessee, Michigan, NC State, Virginia Tech, Washington, Purdue, Georgia and Duke.
1:43 PM: Clemson signed RB Jay Haynes (6-0 180) of Roanoke, AL. Haynes also held offers from Georgia Tech and Washington State. Haynes visited Clemson for the Syracuse game. He rushed for 1,892 yards and 27 touchdowns this season.
1:41 PM: Clemson signed DE Tomarrion Parker (6-4 250) of Phenix City, AL. Parker also had Tennessee, Florida and Georgia on his short list. Parker had previously committed to Penn State. Parker had 15 sacks as a junior and 38.5 for his career.
1:40 PM: Clemson signed Avieon Terrell (6-0 170) of Atlanta. Terrell has held an offer from Clemson since 2020. Terrell also considered Texas A&M, Auburn, Kentucky and Michigan State. Terrell is the younger brother of former Clemson CB AJ Terrell.
1:38 PM: Clemson signed DL Peter Woods (6-2 265) of Alabaster, AL. In addition to Clemson, Woods had Alabama, Florida and Jackson State in his final four. Woods made his lone official visit of the summer to Clemson for their major weekend of June 3rd. He also visited Clemson for a game last season and was in for a junior day in January.
1:33 PM: Clemson signed SAF Kylen Webb (6-1 180) of Sarasota, FL. Webb also held offers from Appalachian State, Coastal Carolina, Florida State, Georgia Tech, and Miami. His short list included Florida State, Wake Forest and UCF. Webb played on both sides of the ball in high school, rushing for over 400 yards and seven touchdowns.
1:24 PM: USC signed SAF Jalon Kilgore (6-2 196) of Eatonton, GA. Kilgore chose the Gamecocks from his short list that also included Clemson, Oklahoma, Michigan and Tennessee Tech. He attended the USC spring game, and he took official visits to Oklahoma and USC. He committed to the Gamecocks on June 15th. Some of his other offers were North Carolina, Pitt, Ole Miss, Florida State, Vanderbilt, Florida and Kentucky.
1:20 PM: Clemson signed WR Noble Johnson (6-3 205) of Rockwall, TX. He chose the Tigers over Louisville, Ole Miss, Texas A&M and Arkansas. He made an unofficial visit for the Tigers’ major recruiting weekend of June 3rd and committed June 11th. He took his official visit to Clemson November 25th.
1:14 PM: Clemson signed OT Ian Reed (6-5 310) of Austin, TX. Reed chose the Tigers from a shortened list of Texas, Ohio State, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Michigan, Wisconsin, Oklahoma State and Texas A&M. He visited Clemson for the spring game and made official visits to Tennessee and Clemson. He committed to the Tigers on June 7th.
1:06 PM: Clemson signed RB Jarvis Green (5-11 192) of Dutch Fork. Green originally committed to James Madison, but a huge senior season raised his profiled. Clemson and Virginia Tech offered him in December and he decommitted. The Clemson offer was his “dream offer.” He was a frequent visitor for games and camps, and given the opportunity, he jumped on it. Green committed to Clemson December 13th while at the Shrine Bowl.
1:01 PM: Clemson signed QB Christopher Vizzina (6-4 207) of Birmingham. After their flirtation with Arch Manning ended early in the process, the Tigers moved in on Vizzina. He made a pair of unofficial visits in April, the second one for the spring game. He committed to the Tigers on April 12th over Notre Dame, Ohio State, Auburn, Georgia and Ole Miss. He took his Clemson official visit June 3rd.
12:56 PM: Clemson signed TE Olsen Patt Henry (6-4 210) of Naples, FL. Henry made his official visit to Clemson during the Tigers’ major weekend of June 3rd. He committed June 7th. He also had USC, Minnesota, Alabama, Florida, Oklahoma and Duke on his short list. Ohio State also offered him prior to his commitment.
12:52 PM: Clemson signed TE Markus Dixon (6-5 230) of Warminster, PA. Dixon committed to the Tigers on June 14th after taking his official visit on June 3rd. He did not take any other official visits but he did visit Oregon for their spring game. . Dixon also had on his short list Oregon, Texas A&M, Oklahoma, Cincinnati and Miami.
12:34 PM: USC signed DE Desmond Umeozulu (6-6 240) of Upper Marlboro, MD. Umeozulu’s top four included USC, Ohio State, North Carolina and Pitt, the four schools he visited officially in June. Umeozulu’s other offers included Clemson, Notre Dame, Texas A&M, Michigan State, Washington, Southern Cal, Penn State, Texas, Georgia, West Virginia, Northwestern, Tennessee, Florida State and Oklahoma. While he visited USC twice during the process, he also visited his other finalists at least twice. In fact, he went to North Carolina four times.
12:28 PM: USC signed TE Reid Mikeska (6-6 230) of Cypress, TX. Mikeska had previously committed to Clemson and to Miami before signing with the Gamecocks. Mikeska also had interest from Alabama, Texas Tech, LSU, Miami, Florida, Michigan State, North Carolina, Baylor, Auburn and Tennessee. Mikeska made an unofficial visit in November for the Tennessee game before making his official visit to USC the weekend of Dec. 17th.
12:20 PM: USC signed DB Zahbari Sandy (6-2 200) of Washington, DC. His other offers included West Virginia, Tennessee, Maryland and Ole Miss. Sandy visited USC for the Clemson game last season and returned for a spring practice in April.
12:15 PM: USC signed D Monteque Rhames II (6-5 240) of Sumter. Rhames was a frequent visitor to the football facilities this summer. Rhames also had Georgia, Michigan, Alabama and NC State in his top five. His other offers included Virginia Tech, UCF, Florida State and Coastal Carolina. He made several other unofficial visits besides to USC including stops at Clemson, NC State, North Carolina and Alabama.
12:06 PM: USC signed TE Connor Cox (6-2 227) of Jacksonville, FL. Cox visited USC’s campus unofficially on multiple occasions before taking an official visit June 12th and committing to the Gamecocks at its conclusion. Some of his other offers were Minnesota, Maryland, West Virginia, Texas, Vanderbilt and Louisville.
11:59 AM: USC signed TE Kamron Sandlin (6-2 220) of Anniston, AL. While Sandlin is listed as one of the top dual-threat quarterbacks nationally in his class, the Gamecocks have listed him as a tight end. Sandlin also had offers from Mississippi State, Kentucky, UAB, Western Kentucky, Georgia State, Austin Peay and Samford.
11:37 AM: USC signed WR Tyshun Russell (6-2 185) of Harrisburg, PA. Russell took an official visit to USC December 16th and committed to the Gamecocks at its conclusion. He also took an official visit to Virginia Tech. Maine and Central Michigan were his other offers. This season Russell had 57 catches for 1213 yards and 18 touchdowns. He can also play in the secondary.
11:21 AM: Clemson signed SAF Robert Billings (6-1 185) of Alpharetta, GA. Billings made his official visit to Clemson June 3rd and committed July 31st. He also had on his short list Florida State, Duke, Kentucky, Ole Miss, Cincinnati and Missouri. He also visited Clemson in March and returned for the cook-out July 25th.
11:00 AM: USC signed OT Oluwatosin Babalade (6-5 296) of Washington, DC. Babalade originally committed to USC on August 5th after taking official visits to USC, North Carolina, Ohio State, Rutgers and Maryland in the summer. He held firm until decommitting on December 13th. He visited Maryland unofficially for a basketball game, but ultimately recommitted to USC December 20th. He also had offers from NC State, Indiana, Kentucky, Pitt, Vanderbilt, Syracuse, Florida, Penn State Minnesota and Duke.
10:44 AM: Clemson signed SAF Khalil Barnes (5-11 175) of Bogart, GA. Barnes originally committed to Wake Forest in June. He decommitted October 3rd, not long after getting an offer from Clemson. Notre Dame also became a major player. He took an official visit there for the Clemson game November 4th. He took his Clemson official visit November 25th and declared for the Tigers on December 16th. He also made a pair of spring visits to Clemson, including for the spring game, and he was in for the Syracuse game. He also had offers from Purdue, Oklahoma, North Carolina and Georgia Tech.
10:36 AM: USC signed OT Markee Anderson (6-5 280) of Dorman. Anderson committed to the Gamecocks on July 31st over Clemson, North Carolina and LSU. He also had offers from Auburn, Washington, West Virginia, Arkansas, Virginia Tech, Florida State and Ole Miss. Anderson visited USC in January, twice in April, and he took his official visit June 24th. He also took officials to Clemson, North Carolina and LSU.
10:11 AM: Clemson signed DT Stephiylan Green (6-4 275) of Rome, GA. Green made his official visit to Clemson June 3rd and that was it for him. He committed June 22nd. He also made an unofficial visit to Clemson in March. He also had Tennessee, Ole Miss, Alabama, Georgia and Ohio State on his short list. His long offer sheet also included USC, Oklahoma, NC State, Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech, Notre Dame, Auburn, Penn State, LSU, Kentucky and Miami.
10:02 AM: USC signed WR CJ Adams (6-3 210) of Mableton, GA. Adams chose the Gamecocks over Kentucky, Maryland and UAB. He visited the Gamecocks for their spring game in April. He took an official visit to Maryland in June, and he followed that with one to USC. He committed to the Gamecocks after his visit on June 26th. Adams also had offers from Duke, Virginia, Virginia Tech, East Carolina, Louisville, Cincinnati and Purdue.
9:50 AM: Clemson signed LB Dee Crayton (6-2 215) of Alpharetta, GA. Crayton also had in his to five Auburn, Missouri, Penn State and UCF. He visited Clemson in March, officially on June 3rd and unofficially the following weekend. He committed to the Tigers on June 18th.
9:39 AM: USC signed DT Elijah Davis (6-4 300) of East Mississippi JC and Wagener-Salley. The signing culminated a long relationship between Davis and the Gamecocks dating back to the Will Muschamp staff. The Gamecocks stayed with him through the junior college process and beat out the likes of Tennessee, Alabama and Florida State, Ole Miss and Auburn. He took an official visit to USC in October and one to Tennessee in November. He committed to the Gamecocks on December 20th and will enroll in January.
9:32 AM Clemson signed DT Victor Burley (6-4 278) of Warner Robins, GA. Burley took early official visits to Michigan State and Tennessee. He committed to Clemson on June 15th. He had also planned to visit Georgia and Ohio State but cancelled those trips after committing to the Tigers. It helped the Clemson cause that Burley is related to DT coach Nick Eason. Some of his other offers were USC, Kentucky, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Penn State.
9:23 AM: USC signed OT Jatavius Shivers (6-7 270) of Villa Rica, GA. Shivers originally committed to Vanderbilt in June. He decommitted in early July. He named a top five of USC, Vanderbilt, Georgia Tech, Florida State and Ole Miss. He made unofficial visits to USC in April, May and June and committed on July 31st. He took his official visit to USC September 16th.
8:55 AM: Clemson signed WR Tyler Brown (6-0 160) of Greenville. Brown was the last offer to go out from Clemson for the 2023 class. He committed to Minnesota in June after an official visit, and decommitted in October. He visited Clemson for the Syracuse and Louisville games and was offered by receivers coach Tyler Grisham. He committed to the Tigers on November 24th.
8:50 AM: USC signed OT Trovon Baugh (6-4 315) of Atlanta. He made an unofficial visit to USC in March and returned for the spring game in April. He committed on April 28th from a top five of USC, Arkansas, LSU, North Carolina and NC State. He took his official visit to USC June 24th and that was his only official visit.
8:42 AM: USC signed WR Kelton Henderson (5-11 175) of Lehigh Acres, FL. Henderson took his official visit to USC the weekend of June 10th and committed before returning home that Sunday. He picked the Gamecocks over offers from Michigan, Auburn, Kentucky, Texas, Mississippi State, Penn State and Georgia.
8:30 AM: Clemson signed CB Branden Strozier (6-2 175) of Alpharetta, GA. Strozier visited Clemson for the first time March 12th and returned for the spring game in April. He committed to the Tigers on May 20th over Tennessee, Alabama and Kentucky. He also had offers from Auburn, Louisville, Florida State, Missouri, Wake Forest, Florida and Minnesota. He made his official visit to Clemson June 3rd.
7:45 AM: Clemson signed WR/CB Misun Kelley (5-11 177) of Daniel. Kelley was a late offer by the Tigers, but as soon as they offered, the Tigers moved to the front. Kelley originally committed to Virgina Tech in September but decommitted October 6th. Soon after that, he got the call from Dabo Swinney with the offer from Clemson. He visited for the Syracuse game. He committed to the Tigers on October 29th and took his official visit the weekend of the USC game. He is listed as an ATH by Clemson and could start out at either WR or CB.
7:36 AM: USC signed CB Judge Collier (6-1 190) of Legion Collegiate. He’s the first major recruit to come out of the young program in Rock Hill. Collier made an unofficial visit to USC for a camp on June 10th and performed well in front of secondary coach Torrian Gray. He was offered after that visit and he committed on June 18th. He also had offers from Boston College, Army, Navy and Wofford. He made his official visit to USC on November 18th.
7:35 AM: USC signed RB Dontavius Braswell (5-11 200) of Sandersville, GA. He made his official visit to USC on June 10th. He also made June official visits to Nebraska, Louisville and Boston College. Braswell through Gamecock fans off his track by issuing a “final four”: on June 29th that did not include USC. That group was Boston College, Alabama, Nebraska and Oregon. He then committed to the Gamecocks on July 2nd. Some of his other offers were Tennessee, NC State, Pitt, Louisville, Minnesota and Georgia Tech.
7:34 AM: Clemson signed LB Jamal Anderson (6-4 195) of Hoschton, GA. He’s the son of former Atlanta running back Jamal Anderson. He made his official visit to Clemson on June 3rd, then took one to Utah on June 6th. He committed to Clemson on June 13th. Michigan State and Penn State were two others high up on his list. He also had offers from Southern Cal, Boston College, Florida, Missouri, NC State, North Carolina, Nebraska, Duke, Virgina Tech and Kansas.
7:31 AM: Clemson signed OT Zechariah Owens (6-7 355) of McDonough, GA. He made his official visit to Clemson on June 3rd and committed on July 4th. He decommitted on October 13th and visited Florida State for a game, but then he recommitted on October 18th. Some of his other offers were USC, Florida State, Penn State, Michigan, Kansas, Maryland, Colorado, Duke, LSU, Oregon and Alabama.
7:28 AM: USC signed DT Xzavier McLeod (6-5 324) of Camden. He committed to USC on August 18th and flirted with a few schools, in particular Miami and Florida, until taking his official visit with the Gamecocks on December 16th. In the summer he took official visits to LSU and Michigan. He was named Mr. Football in SC for 2022 after a season of 53 tackles, 19 tackles for loss and 6.5 sacks.
7:25 AM: USC signed SAF Cameron Upshaw (6-3 185) of Perry, FL. He took his official visit to USC on June 30th and he committed on June 12th. He then decommitted briefly on July 31st but recommitted the same day and stuck to it. He picked the Gamecocks over Florida State, Maryland, Arkansas and Nebraska. He also had offers from Louisville, West Virginia, Iowa, Mississippi State, Virginia and Michigan State.
7:23 AM: Clemson signed WR Ronan Hanafin (6-3 205) of Cambridge, MA. He took his official visit to Clemson on June 3rd. He followed that with June officials to Notre Dame, Alabama and Boston College. He committed to Clemson on August 14th. Some of his other offers were Georgia, Michigan, Penn State, Miami, Wisconsin, Oklahoma, LSU, Southern Cal, Virginia and Virginia Tech.
7:18 AM: USC signed LB Grayson Howard (6-3 223) of Jacksonville. He took his official visit to USC on June 24th and committed on June 27th. He also made official visits to Florida and Georgia. Howard estimated at the time of his commitment that he had visited USC nine times. The Gamecocks built the early lead for him and no one else ever challenged. He has already joined the team for bowl practices.
7:12 AM: Clemson signed DE AJ Hoffler (6-5 240) of College Park, GA. He took his official visit to Clemson on June 3rd and committed on June 21st. He chose Clemson over Ohio State. Some of his other offers were USC, Alabama, Georgia, Florida and Florida State. His brother plays at Kansas State.
7:08 AM: Clemson signed CB Shelton Lewis (5-11 188) of Stockbridge, GA. He committed to the Tigers on August 8th after decommiting from Pitt in June. He also had Arkansas, Boston College, Vanderbilt, Pitt and North Carolina on his short list. He’s a state champion in the 400-meters.