#STRecruiting Notebook 5-18

USC recruiters have been on the road this week and extending scholarship offers to prospects up through the 2026 classes. The newest Gamecock offers have gone out to 2025 WR Derick Smith (6-1 173) of Selma, AL, 2025 RB Darrell Johnson (6-3 205) of Eastman, GA, 2025 WR Jaime Ffrench (6-1 175) of Jacksonville, 2025 LB DJ McClary of Jersey City, NJ, 2026 RB Jonaz Walton (5-9 195) of Carrollton, GA, 2026 RB Ja’Michael Jones (5-10 192) of Montgomery, AL, 2026 RB Tyriq Green (6-0 180) of Marietta, GA. 2026 TE Kendre Harrison (6-7 239) of Reidsville, NC, and 2026 WR Nalin Scott (6-3 190) of Acworth, GA.

Mercer transfer OG Ni Mansell (6-3 270) formally announced his commitment to USC on Tuesday. He will join the program as a PWO. He prepped at Westside in Anderson.

Furman added graduate transfer TE Mason Pline (6-7 250) of Ferris State. He was a member of pair of Ferris State NCAA Division II national championship teams in two seasons of play.  He saw action in 25 of 29 games over the last two campaigns and registered a pair of touchdown receptions. Pline was a member of Ferris State’s basketball program his first three seasons before switching to football.

Northwestern RB Turbo Richard was offered by Troy.

Cardinal Newman WR Darius Bailem was offered by SC State.

Cardinal Newman RB Cortez Lane was offered by SC State.

Wilson WR Jyron Waiters was offered by Charlotte.

Summerville WR Yannick Smith was offered by East Carolina.

Former Clemson PK Liam Boyd is transferring to North Carolina.

The Clemson women signed transfers 6-2 Amani Freeman and 5-10 Maddi Cluse from Miami of Ohio. Freeman is a grad transfer and Cluse will be a junior. Freeman averaged 8 points and 5 rebounds per game, Cluse averaged 15 points and 8 rebounds per game. Here’s the Clemson women’s signing class:

  • AMANI FREEMAN                                                               6-2                          TRANSFER MIAMI OHIO
  • MADDIE CLUSE                                                                  5-10                        TRANSFER MIAMI OHIO
  • NYA VALENTINE                                                                5-3                          SHELTON STATE JC, AL
  • DANNA GRENALD                                                              6-2                          NEW MEXICO JC
  • DAYSHANETTE HARRIS                                                   5-7                          TRANSFER PITT
  • MACKEN ZIE KRAMER                                                      5-9                          TRANSFER LEHIGH
  • DANIELLE RAUCH                                                             5-8                          TRANSFER MICHIGAN

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