You can read the recruiting report below, or listen to the report here: AUDIO: Recruiting
LB Karl Joseph (5-11 190) of Orlando had offers from USC, Florida, Cincinnati, Central Florida, Miami, and West Virginia and now adds Tennessee, Nebraska, Louisville, Memphis, and Purdue to that list. Joseph was scheduled to attend USC’s spring game Saturday at Williams-Brice but could not make the trip. “I’m going to visit South Carolina this summer,” Joseph said. “I just couldn’t get up there yesterday.” Joseph visited Florida and UCF during the spring and will make a trip to Miami soon. He says other visits he would like to make this summer are LSU, Nebraska, West Virginia, and Cincinnati. As a junior, he totaled 141 tackles, 22 for loss, and nine sacks. He did not name a favorite.
DE Leonard Williams (6-5 260) of Daytona Beach has 20 offers including Miami, Florida, Tennessee, Auburn, LSU, and South Florida. He is hearing from Clemson and USC. “(Clemson) said they were going to offer me but I haven’t received an official offer from the yet,” Williams said. He says three schools stand out with him right now. “This is not an official top three because I haven’t visited that many schools but I like Florida, Auburn, and Tennessee,” he said. Williams has visited Miami for a camp and a junior day and attended junior days at Florida and South Florida. “I’m going to camp at Miami this spring and I want to visit Tennessee and Clemson,” he said. “I will take some visits, like FSU, but I haven’t planned those yet.” Williams had 99 tackles, 14 for loss, and six sacks in his junior campaign. He did not name a favorite.
OL D.J. Humphries (6-6 275) of Charlotte was in Columbia for the USC spring game on Saturday. “It went pretty good,” Humphries said. “They are definitely in my top three.” Humphries says Florida, USC, and Tennessee are his top three schools in that order. “I’ve got a good relationship with coach (Jay) Graham and coach (Shawn) Elliott,” he said. “I’ve also got a good relationship with Marcus Lattimore. I met him after the Alabama game last year. We get along real well.” Humphries has visited Florida, Tennessee, North Carolina, Auburn, and USC and is heading to Alabama for their spring game. His offers include USC, Clemson, Florida, Tennessee, North Carolina, Auburn, Alabama, Notre Dame, LSU, Texas, and Ohio State. He has over 30 in all.
WR Alton Howard (5-9 170) of Orlando took in the USC spring game Saturday. “It went good…meeting with Coach (Steve) Spurrier and all,” Howard said. “I hung out with Alshon Jeffery. It was pretty cool. We exchanged some thoughts.” Howard has offers from USC, Florida, Miami, Ohio State, Purdue, East Carolina, West Virginia, Cincinnati, Virginia, UCLA, and Utah. He says he does not have any favorites but did say he is interested in USC. “Definitely,” he said adding, “I may go back up there this summer.” Howard will visit Notre Dame this weekend, if things work out. “I am trying to make travel arrangements now so I can go,” he said. He plans to take in Central Florida’s spring game as well. As a junior, he caught 61 passes for 1100 yards and 13 touchdowns.
6-2 Rod Hall of Augusta is being considered by Clemson for an offer and he plans to make an official visit with the Tigers this coming weekend. Hall said he talked with Clemson last week. “I’m not sure if they are going to offer or not,” Hall said. An offer likely would lead to a commitment to the Tigers by Hall. Tennessee State is the other school he’s looking at with the most interest. He will visit there after Clemson if there’s no offer from the Tigers.
6-2 PG Eli Carter of Brewster Academy in New Hampshire remains open regarding his college choice. USC, which is in search of a point guard or two, has contacted his coach and expressed interest. He has not talked to the Gamecocks because he just got his phone repaired. Carter is a native of Patterson, NJ who signed with St. Bonaventure out of high school. This season he averaged 15 points, 5 assists and 5 rebounds per game. Brewster said he has offers from Virginia Tech, Iowa, Rutgers and Providence. He’s also hearing from Pittsburg, Tennessee and Oklahoma. “I’m pretty open,” Carter said. “I don’t know what South Carolina is thinking. I know they are looking for a point guard.” He plans to set some official visits soon. He said Virginia Tech and Iowa have been on him the longest.