DB Geno Smith (6-0 170) of Atlanta has offers from across the region and the nation. Clemson, USC, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Miami, Florida, Florida State, Alabama, Auburn, Tennessee, Oregon, Notre Dame, Texas, Oklahoma, and Southern Cal are just some of the schools to have already offered the junior. “Geno is the most talented and athletic player we have ever had since we’ve been here,” said his coach Paul Standard. “We are a private school that plays public schools. He always covers the best wide receiver and locks them down.” Smith has been to Alabama, Auburn, Tennessee, Georgia Tech and Georgia for their junior days and is planning other trips. “I know he wants to visit Notre Dame and will also head out west,” said Standard. “He won’t be an early commitment because he wants to take a lot of visits.” Standard says that Smith is interested in Clemson and USC. As a junior, Smith had 32 tackles, seven interceptions returning one for a touchdown, and 12 pass breakups. He also rushed 68 times for 752 yards and eight scores and caught seven balls for 57 yards. He does not have a favorite.
WR Casey Gladney (6-2 183) of Columbia High is gaining interest from recruiters and now has offers from Kentucky and Cincinnati according to coach Kemper Amick. Gladney will attend Clemson’s junior day Saturday and USC wants to see him in camp. He is also drawing interest from Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Illinois, Nebraska and Alabama. Last season Gladney had 49 catches for 885 yards and 11 touchdowns and he scored 16 total touchdowns. “He’s a great leaper with good speed and good hands,” Amick said. “He can score from anywhere.
Amick also has LB Ky Tyler (6-2 215) to offer up to recruiters this season. Tyler plays quarterback and defensive end for the Caps but will be a linebacker in college. He was the region player of the year last season. “He’s pretty talented,” the coach said. “He’s very physical and can play a lot of places.” He will go to Clemson Saturday for junior day and USC wants to see him in camp. He’s also hearing from Kentucky.