QB Matt Davis (6-2 202) of Houston has 22 offers that include Clemson, Texas A&M, TCU, Oklahoma State, Auburn, LSU, Alabama, Pitt, Tulsa, Tulane, Iowa, Iowa State, Oregon and Arizona. Davis has ties to Clemson offensive coordinator Chad Morris from Morris’s days of coaching high school football in Texas. “It’s actually a funny story,” said Davis. “When coach Morris was in his last year at Lake Travis, our coaches were changing their offense. They actually went up there to Lake Travis to learn his (Morris) offense. That’s the offense I run now.” Davis says that is one of the reasons he has an interest in the Tigers. Davis has taken visits to Texas, Texas Tech, Texas A&M, TCU, LSU, Auburn, Alabama, and Oklahoma State. He will visit Oklahoma on April 9th and is heading back to Texas A&M on the 15th and 16th. As a sophomore, Davis threw for over 1400 yards and 16 touchdowns. He rushed for over 1400 yards and added 23 scores on the ground. He tore his ACL just two quarters into his junior season. Davis does not have a favorite.
USC is the first school to offer TE/LB Kevin Crosby Jr. (6-1 223) of Bamberg-Ehrhardt, a 14 year old who will be a sophomore this season. Crosby’s coach, who is also his father, said Monday USC recruiter Jay Graham called Monday morning and made the verbal offer to his son who was named a high school freshman All-American last season. Meantime, Crosby says the recruiting of his senior DE Martin Aiken (6-3 245) remains intense. Aiken and the Crosbys visited Auburn Saturday. “It’s a great place,” coach Crosby said. “It reminds you of Bamberg. It’s a football town. Family and football. It’s real close knit. They loved it, an awesome experience.” This Saturday Martin and Crosby Jr. will be at USC for the Gamecocks’ scrimmage. “Coach Graham wants to show Martin some things he hasn’t seen before and how practice is run,” Coach Crosby said. The following Saturday they will go to Clemson’s spring game. “Martin is still wide open,” the coach said “Everyone is even. But Auburn was a big eye opener.”
DB Ronald Geohaghan (6-1 189) of Allendale-Fairfax attended Duke’s spring game Saturday and was offered by the Blue Devils. That’s the 9th offer for Geohaghan. The others are Clemson, USC, Illinois, Kentucky, Tulane, East Carolina, NC State and Vanderbilt. He also visited North Carolina Saturday. “Both visits were really great,” Geohaghan said. “I got a chance to see both programs.” Geohaghan said he probably will attend USC’s spring game April 9th. Right now he has no favorite but plans to have a top four by the start of summer. USC and Clemson likely will be among his final four. He said he had no favorite between the two in-state schools.
OL Joe Harris (6-4 320) of Lithonia, GA has done little with his recruiting thus far except for accumulating offers from nearly everyone in the country according to his assistant coach Lloyd Morrision. Harris did attend a combine over the weekend and he will participate in an upcoming Under Armour combine. He has not taken any visits to schools this spring according to Morrison, but he is planning to be at USC’s spring game at this point. USC signed Harris’s teammate LB Cedric Cooper in February and is expected to be a strong contender for the big lineman. Alabama, with Chris Rumph handling the recruiting, is also expected to be one of the major players. Rumph recruited Harris when he was at Clemson, but his departure for Alabama basically snuffed out the Tigers’ chances with him according to Morrison. Right now Harris does not have a favorite nor a list of favorites.
QB Chad Voytik (6-1 205) of Cleveland, TN has offers from Mississippi State, Pitt, Virginia, Vanderbilt, and Arkansas State. “I visited Pitt for a practice on Tuesday and they offered me,” Voytik said. “I’m going to Clemson on April 9th and I think they might offer. They told me they want to see me in person. They told me they think I could be a good fit for their offense.” Voytik says he likes the Tigers and is excited about attending the spring game. “I have always heard good things about their program,” he said. “I like coach (Chad) Morris and I look forward to getting to know him and their staff better.” Voytik says he would like to camp at Clemson and Vanderbilt over the summer. “I’m going to try and get to those schools so I can throw for them,” Voytik said. “I may visit some other schools as well.” Voytik threw for over 1800 yards and 18 touchdowns as a junior. He rushed for another 460 yards and seven scores. He did not name a leader.
DB Shaq Beverly (5-10 190) of Jacksonville, FL will visit USC on March 31st with a couple of teammates, he said. “We’re going to watch their practice, meet the coaches, and take a tour of the facilities,” Beverly said. The Gamecocks have not yet offered Beverly but are showing him a lot of interest. He has offers from Central Florida, Troy, Louisville, Vanderbilt, Florida International, and Memphis and says USC, Florida State, and South Florida could offer soon. His brother, Eric Beverly, will be a freshman for the Seminoles this upcoming season. “I went to their junior day this year but it wasn’t my first viist,” he said. “They’ve got a good atmosphere and great hospitality. I think they could do something special there.” Beverly attended UCF’s junior day yesterday and came away impressed. “They are a new program with great facilities,” Beverly said. I”I like their coaching staff a lot. I had a great time.” As a junior, he totaled 25 tackles, 12 pass break ups, and three forced fumbles. He does not have a favorite.
Former USC guard Ramon Galloway is attracting interest from other major programs now that he is a college basketball free agent. His former high school coach Fred Ross said Monday that a couple of schools that had recruited Galloway before he signed with USC have expressed interest in getting involved again. Galloway committed to USC in September of 2008. At that time he also had offers from Virginia, South Florida and Central Florida. Virginia was second on his list at the time of his commitment. He was also drawing interest from Kentucky, Xavier, Louisville, Pitt, Memphis and Florida. Ross said Galloway is concentrating on completing his academic work so that he can transfer to another D-1 program. Ross did not express any anger towards USC coach Darrin Horn over his handling of the Galloway situation saying this sort of thing happens a lot in major college basketball. He said Galloway told him he had been told by Horn he would be no better than the seventh, eighth or ninth man on the team next season. Horn has been recruiting Ross’s junior big man Joell James and the coach said Horn is still welcomed to recruit him though he’s not sure how interested James is in the Gamecocks. Clemson was by to watch James work out last week.