You can read the report below, or listen the report here: AUDIO: Recruiting
ATH Cordrea Tankersley (6-1 175) of Silver Bluff has offers from Clemson and USC at this point and is drawing interest from Nebraska, NC State, Tennessee and Virginia Tech. He was at Clemson for the spring game and has also visited USC. He does not have a favorite according to his coach Al Lown. Tankersley is the nephew of former Silver Bluff star and NFL veteran Dwayne Bates. And Lown says he runs like another Silver Bluff product who played in the NFL, receiver Troy Williamson. “He has tremendous speed,” Lown said. “He’s tough and is going to get bigger.” Tankersley plays quarterback, defensive back and receiver. Last season he had 1664 yards rushing with 12 touchdowns and passed for 900 yards and 3 scores. He’s being recruited for defensive back and slot back.
DB Geno Smith (6-0 170) of Atlanta plans to take a visit to Clemson at some point to give the Tigers a close up look. “They have a chance to get in the mix,” he said. He has been to Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia and Miami and will go to Florida State April 23rd. Smith said right now he has Alabama and Tennessee at the top of his list, but he added, “I’m wide open. I’m working on my favorites. I hope to have that by the middle of May.” Smith said Alabama, Tennessee, Florida State, Georgia and Auburn have been recruiting him the hardest. He plans a decision around signing day.
QB Brendan Nosovitch (6-2 195) of Allentown, PA plans to visit USC April 21st. The Gamecocks have not offered but quarterbacks coach and recruiter GA Mangus has let him know he’s plenty interested. “He told me he’s excited about me and excited about getting me down to see the school,” Nosovitch said. “It’s been all positive stuff. He said I’m high on their list. I have a good relationship with him. They are real interested.” Nosovitch has offers from Virginia and Temple. He’s also getting interest from Penn State, Maryland, Notre Dame, Rutgers, Northwestern, Pitt, Purdue, Vanderbilt and North Carolina. He has been to Maryland and Penn State and might be back at Penn State for the spring game this Saturday. And he will visit North Carolina the day after USC. His parents and brother will join him on his visits next week. Nosovitch said Virginia has been showing strong interest as has USC. Last season in a spread offense he passed for 3111 yards and 43 touchdowns and rushed for 1700 yards and 25 scores as he led his team to the 3A state title.
PG Chris Colvin of Palm Beach JC, FL had planned to take at least three official visits before making his decision. But he might have a decision after just one visit. He checked out Arizona State last weekend and nearly made the call for a commitment. “He was blown away by Arizona State,” Palm Beach coach Butch Estes said. “He told me, ‘I’m ready to sign’. He gave me a lot of really good reasons.” But Colvin has not made that call, yet. After talking with his father, he decided to take this week and do more research on the Sun Devils. So, planned visits to USC and Providence have been put on hold. By early next week Colvin will either sign with Arizona State or schedule those two visits.
PG Eli Carter of Brewster Prep, NH is headed to Rutgers this weekend for an official visit. He actually flew down to New Jersey today. USC has been showing interest in Carter who said Gamecock coaches plan to visit with him next week. Carter has offers from Rutgers, Virginia Tech, Iowa and Providence. Pittsburgh, Tennessee and Oklahoma also have shown interest. Carter has not set any other visits.
PG Anthony Hickey of Hopkinsville, KY has scheduled an official visit to LSU for April 24th. He also plans to set visits with USC and Dayton. The USC visit may take place the weekend of April 28th. Gamecock head coach Darrin Horn met with Hickey last Sunday. “It went great,” said Hickey’s high school coach Kerry Stovall. “I know he was very impressed with coach Horn and coach (Neill) Berry.” Hickey plans to announce his college choice on May 6th.