Long time USC commitment DE Zavion Hardy (6-6 240) of Macon, GA finalized his future plans Wednesday by signing with East Mississippi JC. Hardy committed to the Gamecocks last August and stuck with that commitment, though his academic situation prevented him from signing in December and today. But he posted on Twitter Tuesday night he eventually plans to get to Columbia. “You know we still locked in but unfortunately I ran into some academic trouble from my earlier years in high school and it caught up with me. With that being said, I have to attend JUCO. I will return December 2024. GAMECOCK NATION ALL LOVE.” Hardy will play two seasons at EMCC, the same school attended by current USC defensive tackle Elijah Davis.
USC official signed in Wednesday WR Elijah Caldwell of Northwestern.
Clemson is in the final seven with WR Alex Taylor (6-2 175) of Greensboro, NC. He visited for the junior day last weekend. The others on his short list are NC State, North Carolina, Virginia Tech, Tennessee, Penn State and Cincinnati. He cut Missouri, East Carolina, Auburn, Wake Forest and West Virginia from his previous short list.
Aiken WR Braylon Staley was offered by Tennessee.
Tennessee offered 2025 DT Amare Adams of Lake City.
Clemson target LB Sammy Brown was offered by Florida State.
USC target Okku Federiko was offered by Syracuse and Pitt. His brother plays at Pitt.
USC target Morris Ugusuk was offered by Pitt.