LB T.J. Burrell (6-1 195) of Goose Creek has offers from USC and Clemson but no favorites, as of yet. “Every time I think I might be leaning school, more interest (from other schools) keep coming,” said Burrell. Burrell says he attended junior days at Clemson and USC this year. As for Clemson, “It went good,” he said. “I really like their campus. USC went alright but I didn’t really get to see anything.” Burrell has been invited to a Georgia Tech spring practice during his spring break but says he is undecided on whether or not he will attend. “I may go,” he said. “I just don’t really know right now what I’m going to do.” He wants to take more trips but does not have any planned. Burrell will also participate at an Under-Amour combine in March.
TE Justin Meredith (6-5 223) of TL Hanna made an unofficial visit to Tennessee Saturday. The Vols have offered Meredith along with USC, Wake Forest, NC State, Duke, North Carolina, Florida, Cincinnati and LSU. Meredith has also visited USC, Clemson, North Carolina, NC State, Florida, Georgia and Alabama. Meredith said he heard from USC recruiter Shawn Elliott thru Facebook last week. He also talked with Clemson recruiter Chad Morris last week and he senses a Clemson offer is coming. “He wants me to visit and meet me face to face,” he said. “I feel like an offer is coming.” Meredith feels Duke is recruiting him the hardest right now and LSU is showing a lot of interest, too. He has no favorites. “I’m not narrowing it down right now,” he said. “I’m keeping my eyes open and enjoying it. I’ll narrow it down in the summer to five or three. I might decide this summer.”
WR Alton Howard (5-9 170) of Orlando has several offers that include USC. “I like the league they play in,” said Howard. “I am really interested in the SEC.” Howard’s other offers include Miami, Florida, Central Florida, Ohio State, Cincinnati, East Carolina, Purdue, West Virginia, Utah, Virginia, and UCLA. Howard says he would like to visit USC this spring. “I’ve gotten a chance to speak with Coach (Jeep) Hunter and he has told me a lot of great things about the school,” he said. “I know they have a great atmosphere and good academics.” Howard will make the trip with a teammate and another USC target, LB Karl Joseph. As a junior, Howard caught 61 balls for 1146 yards and 13 touchdowns. He threw for another two scores. Howard says he does not have a favorite.
DE Jarontay Jones (6-3 245) of Stone Mountain, GA has an extensive offer list, according to his assistant coach, Corey Johnson. “He has offers from just about every school in the south,” said Johnson. His offers include Clemson, USC, North Carolina, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Florida, Florida State, Auburn, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, and Ole Miss. “Right now, if we had a top three, it would be Florida State, Florida, and Auburn,” said Johnson. Johnson says Jones has already visited Georgia, Georgia Tech, Florida, and Auburn and will visit USC and Clemson soon. “We will be at Clemson on the (March) 12th and South Carolina on the 19th,” he said. They will also visit Tennessee and Vandy towards the end of the month. As a junior, Jones totaled 74 tackles and 16 and a half sacks to lead his team.
QB Trenton Norvell (6-4 215) of Daytona Beach attended junior day at USC and came away impressed. “I went up there with my dad and it went great,” said Norvell. “I met with G.A. Mangus, Steve Spurrier, and Steve Spurrier, Jr. I saw the weight room and the locker room. It is really nice.” Norvell has not received his first offer but says USC, Georgia, Florida, West Virginia, and Purdue are showing a lot of interest. He has already visited Georgia and Florida and plans to visit West Virginia and Marshall during his spring break. “I’m going to go to USC during spring practice and I’ll probably camp there over the summer,” he added. Norvell does not have a favorite.
DL Gimel President (6-4 250) of Wando has added Oklahoma and Central Florida to his offer sheet. His other offers are USC, Clemson, North Carolina, NC State, Tennessee, and Maryland. His coach, Jimmy Noonan, says President has been to several junior days. “He went to UCF (Central Florida) and South Florida a couple of weeks ago,” said Noonan. “Of course, he has already been at USC and Clemson. He is going to North Carolina next week and has already been to NC State.” Noonan says President remains “wide open” and does not have any favorites.
Noonan also mentioned OL Tyler Stasky (6-9 270) saying though Stasky has not received that first offer, it is only a matter of time. “He’s got too much of an upside,” said Noonan. “He has already put on eight pounds since the end of basketball and will be over 300 before you know it.” Stasky is getting interest from USC and Clemson among others. “I think a lot of schools will evaluate him during the spring,” added Noonan. “Tyler has picked up the spoon and is getting ready for spring practice.”