Clemson has moved out front for WR Jabril Solomon (6-2 175) of Hemingway according to Hemingway assistant coach Clay Owens. “Clemson leads but he will go thru the process,” Owens said. Solomon has visited Clemson. He will go to East Carolina for its spring game April 16th. And he will camp at Coastal Carolina. Those three have offered along with Nebraska and NC State. He’s also hearing from Alabama and Florida. Last season Solomon had 54 catches for 1189 yards and 17 touchdowns. He also had 84 tackles with 11 interceptions, three he returned for touchdowns. And he returned two kickoffs for scores.
There has been an exodus of players from the USC basketball program this week but incoming freshman guard Damien Leonard remains steadfast in his plans to join Darrin Horn’s program. “We saw some stuff that Damien Leonard wants out,” Leonard’s AAU coach Willis Holiday said Friday afternoon. “That’s not true. Damien Leonard wants to be a Gamecock. We’re coming to play for the University of South Carolina. Damien signed with USC. He wants to help change the program. And he wants to play for Darrin Horn.” Horn drove to Greenville Friday afternoon to meet with Leonard and his mother. As for Horn’s other signee for the 2011 class, 6-8 Anthony Gill of Charlotte, a source said Friday afternoon his coach does have some concerns about what has been going on with the program but has not asked for a release from his letter of intent at this point.
Irmo PG Jordan Roper (6-1 170) picked up an offer from Clemson Thursday. “I’m really excited,” Roper said. “It’s a great feeling to get that first major division one offer. Coach Brownell told me he thought I’d have a great career and I’m the only point guard in my class he’s looking at. And he said he doesn’t hand out offers like candy.” Roper also has offers from VCU, Tulane, Presbyterian, Tennessee State, UNC Asheville and High Point. Roper said right now Clemson and VCU are his top two.
Junior forward Brice Johnson (6-8) of Edisto holds offers from Clemson, USC, Florida and Georgia Southern at this point. He’s also getting interest from Wichita State, Virginia Tech and Virginia. According to his father and coach Herman Johnson, Clemson and USC are showing the strongest interest with Clemson making the heaviest push right now. But his son does not have a favorite at this point. “He’s taking it all in stride,” coach Johnson said. “He’s trying to decide what will be the best fit, where he can play.” Johnson has not made any visits this spring because of his track schedule. This weekend he will play in an AAU event in Indianapolis. During the season he visited Florida, USC, Clemson and Georgia Southern. His father said they are not sure when he will sign. Last season Johnson averaged 23 points, 12 rebounds and 6 blocks per game.
USC signee Anthony Gill of Charlotte Christian has been chosen for the Florida VS USA Hardwood All Star Classic in Orlando. The game pits the top 12 players from Florida against a team of highly rated players around the country. The game will be played March 25th at the Amway Center.