USC Wednesday offered junior running back Kendrick Salley of Williston-Elko. Salley is one of the state’s leading rushers this season with 2051 yards and 39 touchdowns. He will play Friday in the 1A-Division 2 state championship game against Scotts Branch.
DE Jadeveon Clowney (6-6 240) of South Pointe had looked into setting an official visit to Clemson this weekend but that did not come together. Now, according to his coach, Clowney may not make it to the game at all because of the 7:00 kickoff and the late hour he would return to Rock Hill. Clowney has taken an official visit to USC. Miami has come off his list and LSU is back on as far as other official visits he’s considering. The others are Alabama, Ohio State and Florida State. Right now he’s scheduled to visit Florida State January 7th the weekend after the Under Armour All American game.
DE Ben Councell (6-5 230) of Asheville, NC is committed to Notre Dame but does plan to take an official visit to USC. “I’ve already been down there a couple of times,” he said. “I’m planning on taking an official there in the next couple of weeks.” Councell will also take official visits to North Carolina and Notre Dame and is considering taking one to Georgia Tech. “I’m committed to Notre Dame but signing day isn’t until February so I’m just making sure,” said Councell. He is also considering taking in this weekend’s game between USC and Clemson in Death Valley. So far this season, Councell has over 100 tackles with 21 for loss.
LB Montese Overton (6-3 212) of Greenville, NC says USC, North Carolina, Notre Dame, and East Carolina are his top four in no order. He says he and his family have begun looking at scheduling his official visits and USC is a school he would like to visit. They have not scheduled any of the visits as of yet. Overton had planned on going to the USC-Clemson game this weekend but says family obligations will not allow him to go. He continues to hear from other schools as well including NC State. Overton does not have a favorite.
LB Terrance Smith (6-4 220) of Decatur, GA will make his official visit to Clemson this weekend. Smith has been committed to Florida State since last spring and remains so though he is looking around. He’s also taken official visits to Georgia and Florida State. Smith also plans to set an official visit with Alabama and is also looking at Miami and Ohio State. Smith is the son of former Clemson star receiver Terry Smith and the cousin of current Tiger receiver Nuke Hopkins.
Also taking an official visit to Clemson this weekend will be LB Travis Hughes of Norfolk, VA. This will be his final official visit. He’s also been to Virginia Tech, Virginia, North Carolina and Maryland. He plans to announce his decision December 18th.
DL Leon Mackey (6-6 270) of Hinds JC, MS has scheduled an official visit to Mississippi State for this weekend. He made an official visit to USC last weekend. He plans to visit Alabama in early December and he also plans to visit Texas Tech.