#STRecruiting Weekend Notebook (UPDATED)

This is announcement week for another of the state’s top prospects in the 2024 class, and Dillon OT Josiah Thompson (6-7 290) will give USC a sweep of the state’s top three offensive linemen in the class should he announce for the Gamecocks Friday morning.  USC already has commitments from Woodland OT Kam Pringle and Greenville OG Blake Franks.  Thompson has had a final six of USC, Clemson, Georgia, Tennessee, Miami and Florida.  He has been a regular visitor to USC dating back to camp in 2022.  His most recent visits were for the junior day on January 21st and for a spring practice March 14th.  Thompson’s father was a walk-on offensive lineman with the Gamecocks when Brad Scott was the coach, so, as he said earlier this year, he’s always had a sweet spot in his heart for the program.  “I’ve been in contact with South Carolina since my freshman year.  That was my first offer.  What I like about South Carolina right now is the atmosphere and the coaches.  You can talk to the coaches anytime, and they make time for you.”  Thompson also visited Clemson for a junior day in January.  His announcement is set for 9:00 AM at the school.

A second USC target set to make a commitment announcement this week is Maryland transfer DT Tank Booker.  He will disclose his new destination Wednesday from USC, Purdue, Ohio State, Arkansas and Texas A&M.

DT Hevin Brown-Shuler of Atlanta has set April 22nd at 5:30 PM for his commitment announcement. Clemson and USC are on his short list along with Georgia, Michigan, Penn State, Colorado, Southern Cal, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Texas A&M, North Carolina, Oregon and Virginia. Clemson was his last visit for a junior day January 28th.

Clemson is in the top 10 with DE Jeremiah Beaman O6-5 244) of Birmingham. The others on his short list are Colorado, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Florida, Florida State, Ole Miss, Texas and Auburn. Beaman camped at Clemson last summer, was in for their junior day January 28th and visited for a spring practice April 4th. He went to Auburn for their spring game Saturday.

2025 DT Amare Adams of Lake City plans to visit USC Tuesday.

USC commitment LB Wendell Gregory will be in for the spring game Saturday.

ATH Quinton Martin, who had an offer from USC. committed to Penn State.

USC target DE Kamarion Franklin plans to visit Alabama Monday.

QB Doran Moore (6-1 175) of Jacksonville committed to Coastal Carolina. He also had offers from West Virginia, Arkansas, Appalachian State, UCF and Virginia Tech.

2025 QB Sawyer Anderson (6-0 178) of Dallas plans to visit Clemson this week. He’s passed for 6000 yards and 73 touchdowns the last two seasons and has won back to back state titles. His offers include Miami, Virginia Tech, Arizona State and Wisconsin.

Clemson came up short again in their attempt to land a quarterback commitment for the 2024 class. The Tigers new offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Garrett Riley had set his sights on Air Noland, a southpaw from Fairburn, GA who passed for nearly 5000 yards last season. Noland made a two-day stay at Clemson in March for a spring practice and a junior day, and the Tigers impressed him. But a visit to Ohio State last weekend was a gamechanger in his mind, and Noland announced a commitment to the Buckeyes Saturday night. Noland is the fourth quarterback offered by Clemson in the 2024 class to choose elsewhere. DJ Langway committed to Florida, Jadyn Davis to Michigan and Walker White to Auburn.

WR Micah Gilbert of Charlotte announced his top seven Saturday night and USC made the cut. The others on the short list are Duke, Virginia Tech, Michigan, North Carolina, Notre Dame and Pitt. Gilbert last visited USC in March for a spring practice.

WR Christian Zachary (6-3 190) of Calhoun County visited Clemson this week. He has offers from Virginia, Charlotte, Appalachian State and Bryant.

Long snapper and center Keaton McNutt of Sharpsburg, GA visited USC Thursday.

DE Kameryn Fountain of Atlanta visited USC Thursday.

2026 OT Darius Gray of Richmond, VA visited USC Thursday.

2025 RB Justin Baker of Buford, GA visited USC earlier this week.

2025 TE/DE Adam Shovlin (6-5 240) of St. Thomas More in Connecticut plans to visit USC April 14th.

2025 RB Jordon Davison of Walnut Creek, CA plans to visit Clemson and USC later this spring.

2025 DE Isiah Gibson (6-5 250) of Warner Robins, GA plans to visit USC for their spring game April 15th. He was offered by USC earlier in the week.

USC offered 2026 OT Tavaris Dice (6-5 280) of Fairburn, GA.

Clemson target LB Sammy Brown of Jefferson, GA visited Oklahoma earlier this week. He was at Clemson Monday.

Clemson target CB Jalyn Crawford was offered by Florida while on a visit Saturday.

2025 QB Ryan Montgomery of Findlay, OH, who visited Clemson and USC in the last week, was offered by Florida Thursday.

USC target DE Jamonta Waller visited Georgia Saturday. He was at Ole Miss Thursday, and he visited USC earlier int he week.

USC target Temple transfer center Jamille Reynolds committed to Cincinnati after taking an official visit there.

USC target 6-10 Dayton transfer Mustapha Amzil visited Memphis earlier in the week, and he’s visiting New Mexico over the weekend. He visited USC last month.

USC target Wofford transfer 6-8 BJ Mack is visiting LSU this weekend.

Former Gray Collegiate forward Brandon Gardner has requested his release from his LOI with St. John’s. He had offers from Clemson and USC while in high school. Asked on Saturday afternoon if he would have renewed interest in the Tigers and the Gamecocks, Gardner said he was open to all possibilities. Gardner transferred from Gray Collegiate to a school in Raleigh, and from there he transferred to Christ the King in New York. With Gardner getting his release, all of the St. John’s signees under Mike Anderson have moved on.

North Carolina transfer guard Dontrez Styles is headed to Georgetown. He had USC among his final four.

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