DB Pat Martin (6-0 192) of J.L. Mann has already scheduled visits to Tennessee and Arkansas and now says he will visit Miami as well. “They’ve got a new coaching staff and I guess they are looking for certain types of players,” said Martin. “They called me to visit them.” Martin will be at Tennessee on January 14th, Arkansas January 21st, and Miami on January 28th. He says these are the only visits he will take. Martin is a Volunteer commit and says he is strong in that commitment. “I’m just taking some visits,” he said. Martin says he has not heard from either USC or Clemson is some time.
OL Xavier Ward (6-7 260) of Moultrie, GA has scheduled three of his visits and is still planning to schedule a visit to Clemson. He will visit Alabama on January 7th, Florida the following week, and Auburn the week after that. He says he will take his final visit on January 28th and it will be to either Clemson or Georgia. He says Clemson will be the likely destination. “I probably won’t visit Georgia,” Ward added. Florida’s new head coach Will Muschamp spoke to Ward Wednesday to let Ward know the Gators were still interested. “He wanted to make sure I was still going to take my visit,” he said. Ward does not have a favorite.
DL Kevin McReynolds (6-3 300) of Washington, DC has scratched a scheduled official visit to Arkansas January 21st. McReynolds is firm with his other two visits…Oregon January 14th and USC on the 28th. McReynolds, who is playing in an all star game this week, last talked to USC recruiter Jay Graham about a week and a half ago. He has visited UCLA and Syracuse. He’s not claiming a favorite.
DE Leon Mackey of Hinds JC, MS has cut his list to USC, Tennessee and Mississippi State. Mackey told Scout.com he’s expecting coaches from all three schools to visit with him and his family at his home in Delaware before he returns to Hinds January 9th. He has visited USC and Tennessee and will visit Mississippi State January 14th. Mackey said he’s dropped Texas Tech and Alabama from his list and will make his decision shortly after his visit to Starkville. He does not claim a favorite.
OL Logan Stewart said this week he will stay with the Vanderbilt program after new coach James Francis retained offensive line coach Herb Hand. Stewart, a former standout at Boiling Springs, said earlier this month he might transfer to USC if Hand were not kept. Stewart played as a true freshman this past season.
Daniel WR Antonio Cannon committed to Kentucky in May after Joker Phillips became the first coach to make him an official offer. But according to the Kentucky fan website BleedBlueKentucky.com, Phillips has pulled the offer from Cannon. The report said Kentucky had very few scholarships left and had just received a commitment from another receiver. It is not known if Cannon has other major offers he can now consider. Cannon had 40 catches for 730 yards and 15 touchdowns this season and played in the SCADA North-South Game. Daniel coach Randy Robinson was not available for comment.