QB Cole Stoudt (6-4 195) of Dublin, OH committed to Clemson Friday according to his father, former NFL quarterback Cliff Stoudt. Stoudt switched his commitment from Wyoming to the Tigers and becomes the 21st pledge for Clemson’s class. Stoudt made an official visit to Clemson the weekend of the Maryland game and was offered while on the visit. He did not want to rush into a decision because of his standing commitment with Wyoming. Stoudt is considered to be an excellent passing quarterback. He missed half of last season with a broken leg and passed for 1200 yards and 16 touchdowns with just one interception. Clemson wanted to add another quarterback to this class to go along with Tony McNeal of Chester. The Tigers also looked at Tamyn Garrick of Williston-Elko and Morgan Roberts of Charlotte before making the decision to offer Stoudt.
OL Brandon Shell of Goose Creek has his list down to USC, Clemson and Georgia his coach said Friday. Coach Chuck Reedy talked with Shell extensively Thursday to get an update on his situation. Shell might only take two official visits and Reedy said USC is definite for one of those visits. Assuming Goose Creek makes a sustained run in the playoffs, Shell will only be able to take his visits in January. Several of his weekends will be taken up with the ACT, basketball, the Shrine Bowl and the US Army All American Game. USC is out front for Shell at this point.OL Bobby Hart (6-5 291) of Ft. Lauderdale, FL has been committed to Florida State since June and the commitment remains, but he’s now looking around at some other options including USC. Hart is friends with Gamecock commitment Mike Matulis, and Matulis got him to reconnect with Gamecock recruiter Jeep Hunter who had been recruiting him thru the spring and summer. “I’ve been talking to coach Hunter about coming up for a visit,” said Hart who is planning to make an official visit for the Arkansas weekend. “I’m going to give them a look. My commitment (to FSU) is pretty good, but I want to make sure I’m making the right decision.” Hart said he also wants to take official visits to Auburn and Alabama along with Florida State. Hart was holding 57 offers when he made his commitment to FSU.
DB Justin Coleman (6-0 175) of Brunswick, GA, who has been committed to Tennessee since the summer, is interested in taking a closer look at USC and his coach has been in touch with the Gamecocks about a possible visit for Coleman. USC was among the schools to recruit Coleman in the spring and summer before he committed to the Vols. Coleman, a first team all state performer last season, also considered offers from Kentucky, West Virginia, Oklahoma State, Vanderbilt, Wisconsin, Georgia Tech, Louisville, South Florida and Southern Miss before committing to the Vols. Tennessee’s troubles this season combined with USC’s success thus far, in particular the win over Alabama, have regenerated Coleman’s interest in the Gamecocks.
DB Sheldon Royster (5-11 190) of Jersey City, NJ will take an official visit to USC over the weekend. He had planned to take it in January but has moved it up to tomorrow. “I’m looking forward to it,” he said. “If I’m comfortable with it, who knows? Maybe I’ll commit.” He has an official visit scheduled to Miami on December 10th and would like to take one to Rutgers as well. His trip to Columbia will be his first official visit. He says he does not have any favorites but did say he has a few schools he is very interested in. Royster did not elaborate on which schools he was referring to.
LB Cedric Cooper (6-2 204) of Lithonia, GA plans to be at the USC-Tennessee game Saturday in Columbia. This will be his first game at USC this season. Cooper has also been to Ole Miss for a game. He is scheduled for an official visit to USC November 19th and also plans to set official visits with Clemson and Ole Miss. He’s also looking at Arkansas for a possible visit. Cooper does not plan to make a decision until Signing Day
TYLER LEWIS 5-11 STATESVILLE, NC NC STATE (2012)
DJ GARDNER 6-6 OKOLONA, MS MISSISSIPPI STATE