Clemson recruiters Kevin Steele and Jeff Scott met with LB Tony Steward (6-2 220) of St. Augustine, FL Monday. Steward’s mother also met with the coaches. The meeting took place at the school where Steward received his official invitation to the US Army All American Game. A Florida recruiter also saw Steward on Monday. Steward made an official visit to UCLA over the weekend returning home on the red eye around 9:00 AM. Steward is scheduled to visit Florida this coming weekend but his coach said that probably will be pushed back to the following weekend. In January Steward will visit Alabama, Florida State and Clemson. Alabama coach Nick Saban will make his in home visit Wednesday. Steward’s coach, Keith Cromwell, said right not it’s still a 50-50 battle between Clemson and Florida State. “Clemson is still right there,” he said. Steward is expected to make a Signing Day decision.
TE Rory Anderson (6-5 205) of Powder Springs, GA is heading over to his school to meet with USC quarterback coach G.A. Mangus. Anderson has already received visits from Arkansas and Tennessee and says Tennessee is planning a return visit. As for official visits, Anderson says he is finished. “I thought I was going to Cincinnati this weekend, but I think I’m done,” he said. USC continues to be one of Anderson’s favorites.
Former Clemson signee DB Evan McKelvey, who played his prep football at Berkeley, has committed to Marshall. McKelvey told TigerIllustrated.com he made the decision following an official visit there over the weekend. McKelvey was not admitted to Clemson after the NCAA flagged what was a qualifying test score. He has retaken the test but said he hasn’t made high enough to get into Clemson. He decided he was finished taking the test and would go to Marshall.
DL Phillip Dukes of Manning did not make his scheduled official visit to North Carolina over the weekend his coach confirmed Saturday night. It is not known if he plans to reschedule. Dukes is scheduled to visit Alabama January 7th, Clemson January 14th and USC January 21st. USC has been his favorite.
Junior WR Shaq Roland (6-2 180) of Lexington will be one of the country’s top prospects next season in both football and basketball. He has football offers from USC, Clemson, Florida and Alabama according to his coach Scott Earley. And he holds basketball offers from USC, Clemson, Florida, Virginia Tech and Georgia according to the coach. Earley said as of now, USC is Roland’s favorite ahead of Florida, Alabama and Clemson. Roland will work on making his decision before next season.
USC RB commitment Brandon Wilds of Blythewood apparently plans to visit Arkansas. A source who covers Arkansas recruiting tells us that’s the word he’s getting from Fayetteville. Wilds has been committed to USC since August. Illinois has also continued to show strong interest in Wilds. He visited there unofficially earlier in the year.
LB Cedric Cooper (6-2 204) of Lithonia, GA has set an official visit to USC for January 21st. Cooper made unofficial visits to USC, Clemson and Ole Miss during the season. He is scheduled for an official visit to Arkansas December 10th and he also plans to set a date with Clemson and one with Ole Miss. Cooper has remain opened without a favorite during the recruiting season.
College of Charleston signed 6-9 Adjehi Baru, a native of Ivory Coast who attends school in Richmond. Baru is regarded as a top 100 national prospect. He also considered Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia Tech and Southern Cal.