DE Ray Drew (6-5 250) of Thomasville, GA has over 27 offers and plans to narrow his list to five. “I plan on cutting it down in a week or so,” he said. Drew has taken an official visit to LSU back in October and is heading to Auburn this weekend. He says Clemson is still in the mix for him but is unsure if he will take a visit saying only, “It’s possible”. Drew was at the Georgia-Florida game in Jacksonville, FL and was impressed with the atmosphere. He is considering both of those schools as well. He does not have a leader.
DL Maurice Couch (6-3 290) of Garden City JC, KS will take his official visit to Tennessee this weekend. He’s also visited USC and shortly after the trip to Knoxville he will make his decision. “I’m going on the visit to see how the school is before I make my decision,” Couch said. “I’ll make a decision within a couple of weeks. I’ll look at the pros and cons of both schools. I still have high interest in South Carolina but I haven’t heard that much from them.” Couch said Tennessee is out front but he doesn’t plan to commit this weekend. He previously said he would take another unofficial visit to USC when he was home in Tampa for the Christmas break but he doesn’t plan on that now.
LB Tony Steward (6-2 220) of St. Augustine, FL will be in Tallahassee for the Clemson-Florida State game Saturday. His coach says that the two schools lead with Steward. “He likes both of the those schools a lot,” said Keith Cromwell. “He has a great relationship with Jeff Scott. He is one of his favorite coaches and one of the main reasons, but not the only reason, he likes Clemson so much.” Steward has scheduled all of his visits, according to Cromwell, with his first to UCLA on December 4th for the Southern Cal game. He will be at Florida in December (Cromwell was unsure of the exact date), Alabama on January 7th, FSU on January 21st, and Clemson will be his final stop on January 28th.
LB Travis Hughes of Virginia Beach, VA has set December 18th for his announcement date. He’s down to Clemson, Virginia Tech, North Carolina, Virginia and Maryland. Hughes will make his official visit to Clemson for the USC weekend. That will be his final official visit. He’s going to Virginia unofficially this weekend and to Maryland the following weekend.