Former Boiling Springs Shrine Bowl OL Logan Stewart (6-5 290) said Tuesday he might consider a transfer to USC if Vanderbilt does not retain Herb Hand as offensive line coach. Maryland offensive coordinator James Franklin reportedly has accepted Vandy’s offer to replace Robbie Caldwell as head coach. Hand has been at Vanderbilt for one season. He was the first hire by Caldwell when he was promoted to interim head coach following the retirement of Bobby Johnson in July. USC recruited Stewart after Shawn Elliott was named line coach in early January. But by the time Elliott became involved, Stewart had already committed to Vanderbilt.
LB Stephone Anthony of Wadesboro, NC plans to take official visits in January with Clemson, Florida, NC State and Virginia Tech. He also plans to get in a visit to North Carolina maybe later this month or sometime in January. He’s not claiming a favorite.
Calhoun County junior WR Mark Irick (6-4 185) has verbal offers from Kentucky and NC State. USC and Clemson are expected to offer at some point.
Calhoun County junior OL Clyde Johnson (6-4 305) has a verbal offer from NC State and is also getting interest from Clemson and USC.
OL Xavier Ward (6-7 260) still has only one official visit scheduled. His season ended this weekend with a loss in the title game. “I haven’t had time to really schedule any of my other visits,” said Ward. He will be at Alabama on January 14th. Ward says Clemson assistant coach Danny Pearman is the only coach to visit him thus far and he does plan to take an official visit to Clemson. As for upcoming visits, Ward said he is not expecting any coaches this week. His top five continue to be Clemson, Alabama, Auburn, Florida, and Georgia. “They are all still even with me,” said Ward. Ward said he will begin to schedule his visits soon but is not which other schools will receive a visit.
WR Hakeem Flowers (6-3 189) of Wade Hampton is taking his second official visit next weekend to Oregon. He has already visited Michigan. “I don’t know if I will commit or not,” said Flowers. “I have to see what’s its like.” Oregon visited him last week at his school. This week, Flowers has three in-home visits scheduled. Michigan, Michigan State, and NC State have plans to come in and talk with him. Flowers had planned to take his other three official visits to UCLA, Georgia Tech, and LSU but said that could change depending on how his in-home visits go this week. He does not have a favorite.
DL Tyler Scott (6-2 280) of Jacksonville, FL has committed to Presbyterian.
WR David Frazier of Irmo is considering Presbyterian, Elon, Western Carolina and Wofford.
DE Brad Spivey (6-3 265) of Georgia Military JC and Myrtle Beach has committed to Ohio University.
Coaches from Ohio State were in Rock Hill tonight to meet with South Pointe coach Bobby Carroll about Jadeveon Clowney.