Recruiting

#STRecruiting: Alabama SAF Kylon Griffin commits to #Clemson

The first of the four official visitors to Clemson last weekend went public Tuesday morning with a commitment to the Tigers. SAF Kylon Griffin (6-1 180) of Montgomery, AL, who was originally committed to Mississippi State before backing off that in early December, announced his intentions to play for the Tigers. He will sign a …

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#STRecruiting Notebook 1-25

Daniel DE Jahiem Lawson had planned to announce his college commitment Monday night. But a few minutes after 7:00 PM, the time he had set for the announcement, Lawson tweeted that he would have to delay his announcement. “Commitment TBD.. getting it together,” is how Lawson put it on Twitter. He visited Clemson earlier in …

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#STRecruiting: Story got the inside story on the #Clemson plan for him last weekend

When Dabo Swinney hired Nick Eason away from Auburn to be his defensive tackles coach, he not only brought a former Tiger home, he also gave himself a chance at pulling DT Caden Story (6-3 282) of Lanett, AL away from Auburn and Florida. Eason had recruited Story for Auburn. Once he got to Clemson …

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#STRecruiting: Carroll to finally join #Gamecocks

RB Lovasea Carroll (6-1 195), a native of Warrenton, GA, was the first player to commit to USC for their 2021 class way back in May of 2019 when Will Muschamp was in charge of the Gamecocks. But he later changed course decommitting from the Gamecocks and eventually signing with Georgia. Now, he will fulfill …

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#STRecruiting: McLeod takes the #Gamecocks Welcome-Home approach to heart

USC has not yet logged that first public commitment for the 2023 class, but Camden DT Xzavier McLeod (6-5 320) sounds like a strong candidate to be that guy. The highly regarded McLeod made his latest visit with the Gamecocks Saturday for their junior day. Shane Beamer has made the Twitter hashtag Welcome-Home synonymous with …

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#STRecruiting: Griffin gives #Clemson rave review after official visit

One of the four official visitors for Clemson over the weekend was SAF Kylon Griffin (6-1 160) of Montgomery, AL. The former Mississippi State commitment has been a hot commodity since going back on the market. He went to Nebraska for an official visit January 14th and is scheduled to visit Southern Cal this coming …

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#STRecruiting: McCloud appears ready to follow in brother’s footsteps to #Clemson

A few years ago, Clemson coach Dabo Swinney successfully recruited WR Ray-Ray McCloud out of Tampa. In doing so, Swinney also met McCloud’s younger brother Kobe. Fast forward to 2021 and Kobe (6-0 208) is a linebacker prospect who took an official visit to Clemson over the weekend. He was joined by his parents, sister …

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#STRecruiting Notebook 1-23

USC coach Shane Beamer sent out his second #WelcomeHome tweet of the week Saturday night signifying another prospect committed to him during the day. Neither player Beamer tweeted about has gone public with his commitment. The Gamecocks held another junior day on Saturday and entertained many of their top 2023 prospects, as well as prospects …

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#STRecruiting: Anderson has another enjoyable visit with #Gamecocks

Dorman 2023 OT Markee Anderson (6-5 280) was back in Columbia Saturday for the junior day, what he believed was his fifth visit with the Gamecocks dating back to last summer. USC actually was his first offer. While that fact won’t be much of an influence in his decision, it does leave him with good …

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#STRecruiting: #Gamecocks top ’23 QB target has busy Saturday visit

2023 QB Dylan Lonergan (6-2 197) is the one Shane Beamer and offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Marcus Satterfield want the most as the quarterback in their 2023 recruiting class. They have made that point repeatedly to Lonergan, and it was definitely reemphasized Saturday when he attended the junior day. Lonergan had visited USC before in June …

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#STRecruiting: McLeod excited about next trip to see #Gamecocks

2023 DT Xavier McLeod (6-5 320) of Camden plans to be at USC’s junior day Saturday, weather permitting. The snowfall Friday night and the icy conditions expected on Saturday morning could force a change in plans. But if not, McLeod is ready for an inside look at what Shane Beamer and defensive line coach Jimmy …

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#STRecruiting Notebook 1-21

Clemson is playing host to four official visitors this weekend. They are SAF Kylon Griffin of Montgomery, AL, RB Andrew Paul of Dallas, LB Kobe McCloud of Tampa and DT Caden Story of Lanett, AL. Story will announce on NSD February 2nd at 10 AM. Florida and Auburn are the others on his list. He …

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