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OL Jonathan McLaughlin (6-5 291) of Mauldin has picked up offers from Wake Forest and East Carolina. He is hearing from USC, Clemson, Duke, Marshall, Georgia Southern and several other schools from across the South, according to coach Doug Shaw Jr. “He’s got good feet and long arms,” Shaw said. “If he gets his hands on you, you’re in trouble.” Shaw believes more offers are in McLaughlin’s future. “He had a good off-season,” he said. “He is learning to play the game and not just depend on his size. A lot of schools are going to give him look.” Shaw is expecting several schools to stop in during spring practice to evaluate McLaughlin including USC and Clemson. McLaughlin has shown interest in both schools. “He was at the Clemson game with (former teammate and current Tigers commitment) Ryan Norton,” Shaw noted. “When he got back, he was like, ‘man coach, did you see how fast they play?'” Shaw went on to say he was really impressed with the new offense at Clemson and that McLaughlin is planning a visit to USC in the future. He did not indicate a favorite for McLaughlin.
Clemson quarterback coach and offensive coordinator Chad Morris has reached into Colorado in search of quarterback talent. Morris has offered Cyler Miles (6-4 215) of Denver and has a real shot at landing him. “I’ve done some research on Clemson and I have a lot of interest in him,” Miles said. “I watched some of their games. They are a powerhouse in the ACC. They run more of a spread offense. They’ve produced some good quarterbacks thru the years.” Miles is in a pro-style offense and is mostly under center. Last season he passed for 2100 yards with 20 touchdowns and 2 interceptions. And he rushed for 600 yards and 7 touchdowns. Miles also has offers from Arkansas, Washington, Illinois, Arizona, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Colorado among others. He went to Colorado’s spring game and recently visited Washington. Miles said he talked with Morris last week and would like to visit Clemson this summer. He does not have a favorite.
WR Hayden Jones (5-11 170) of Orlando visited USC for a junior day with teammate DB Ty Law and came away impressed. “That was my first time there and I really liked the facilities and stadium,” Jones said. “I liked the locker room, the weight room, and the training room.” Jones begins spring practice on May 1st and is expecting USC to be in attendance at some point. “They told us (Jones and Law) that they liked us but that they wanted to evaluate us more during spring practice,” he said. “I’ve talked to coach (Jeep) Hunter and (Steve) Spurrier, Jr.” His father, Darrell Jones, played at Florida in the late 1970s in has a relationship with Steve Spurrier. Jones has a lot of interest in USC and South Florida. “I’ve visited USF several times and I really like the coaching staff,” he said. “I think they’re close to offering.” His lone offer is from Bryant. He is garnering interest from USC, USF, Central Florida, Sacred Heart, and several Ivy League schools. He says nearly 20 schools have shown some interest.