QB Brendan Nosovitch (6-2 195) of Allentown, PA has an offer from Virginia and is hearing from USC, Penn State, Pitt, West Virginia, Boston College, and Northwestern among others. He says he plans to visit USC this spring. “I’ve talked to Coach (G.A.) Mangus and he really wants to get me down there this spring to see the campus and stuff,” said Nosovitch. “I know how good the football is down there and I really like Coach Mangus. I’ve heard a lot of good things about South Carolina and I like the offense that they run.” He attended Pitt for their junior day and has visited UVA. He will take a trip to Penn State at the end of March. “I don’t really have any favorites but I look forward to visiting several schools to get an idea of which school I am interested in,” he said. As a junior, Nosovitch threw for over 3100 yards and 40 touchdowns. He ran for 1700 yards and another 20 scores. He does not have a favorite.
WR Jody Fuller (6-0 200) of Monroe, NC has 16 offers that include USC, Clemson, North Carolina, NC State, Duke, East Carolina, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Virginia Tech, Virginia, West Virginia, Illinois, and Michigan. Fuller has interest in USC and Clemson and has visited both institutions. “I camped at Clemson last year,” said Fuller. “It’s a nice place with nice coaches. I’ve been to South Carolina last year and this year. I like their coaching staff a lot and I like that they keep getting better.” Fuller says he plans to take in a spring practice in Columbia and could go to Clemson and North Carolina as well. He is considering attending camp at USC this summer. As a junior, Fuller caught 77 passes for over 840 yards and 16 touchdowns. He does not have a favorite.
DE Carlos Wray (6-2 250) of Shelby, NC has Clemson in his top three. Duke, who is his lone offer to this point, Auburn, and Clemson in that order are the schools Wray named. Wray is hearing from Clemson, North Carolina, Auburn, Georgia Tech, and West Virginia and says USC has sent him mail. “I like Clemson and South Carolina,” he said. “They both have great atmospheres that are very similar. The fans get rowdy.” He has been to North Carolina, Duke, and Georgia and will with Wake Forest on the 19th of this month. On the 26h, he will attend Duke’s spring game. Wray plans a return trip to Clemson but is not sure as to when. As a junior, he totaled 88 tackles, 21 for loss, 14 and a half sacks, three forced fumble, and scored a touchdown. He plans to commit in December.
DE Jarontay Jones (6-3 245) is part of a very talented Stephenson High School team in Stone Mountain, GA. Seven of his teammates hold multiple major offers, as he does. Jones had planned to visit Clemson Saturday but had to stay home to take the SAT. He and some of his teammates will visit USC next Saturday according to Stephenson assistant coach Corey Johnson. And right now USC is one of Jones’ top five along with Florida, Auburn, Georgia and Alabama according to Johnson. Jones has visited Florida, Auburn, Alabama, Georgia and Georgia Tech. He will also visit Vanderbilt before shutting it down for the spring. As for Clemson, Johnson is not sure the Tigers will be a major factor at this point. “He hasn’t had a chance to visit Clemson,” Johnson said. “And they’ve told us they are signing a short class (numbers wise).” USC has offered several of the Stephenson players and Johnson said a few of them would like to play together in college. He said Jones will make his decision later on in the year.
Lexington WR Shaq Roland will use his one national all star game appearance for the Under Armour All American game his coach said Friday night. Roland had offers for the Under Armour game and the Army All American Game. Lexington coach Scott Earley, who was an assistant on the Shrine Bowl team last season, will be an assistant in the Under Armour game. Roland is down to USC, Alabama, Florida and Georgia, in that order. He plans to make a public commitment before the start of football practice. “He really likes the University of South Carolina,” Earley said.