Ninety Six OL Oliver Jones was offered by NC State Thursday. He was offered by North Carolina earlier in the week. Jones also has offers from Clemson and USC. USC and Auburn recruiters were by his school Monday, Clemson and Alabama were in on Tuesday, and NC State was in today. Jones has visited Clemson, USC, Alabama, Georgia and North Carolina and plans to see NC State soon. He also plans to visit Auburn and North Carolina. Jones said he will attend some camps this summer but he wants to be careful with what he does because he missed all of last season with a broken leg and a torn ACL. Jones said he has no favorites right now and he feels all the schools are recruiting him with about the same effort.
OL Bryce Kennedy (6-3 285) of Southern Pines, NC has picked up an offer from USC. “This is a very exciting time for him,” coach Chris Metzger said. “He was at their prospect day and their spring game. South Carolina has a done a great job of staying on him.” Metzger has a very high opinion of his player. “In 19 years of coaching, he is the best person I have ever been around,” Metzger said. “He is a aggressive, tenacious, a hard-worker, a 4.0 student, and an all-around great kid.” His other offer is from Florida International and he is hearing from North Carolina, NC State, Stanford, Connecticut, and Western Kentucky. With the offer from USC, Meztger believes several offers are on the way. “With South Carolina doing what they’ve done, I expect several offers to roll in soon,” he said. Kennedy is familiar with USC offensive line coach Shawn Elliott from his days at Appalachian State. “He went to his camps at App. State and likes the way he coaches,” Metzger said. Metzger says that Kennedy is high on USC and likes the Moore School of Business. Metzger believes Kennedy will take his time in making a decision.
ATH Tysean Holloway (6-0 189) of Asheville, NC continues to hear from Clemson. “They’re telling me they want me to be another (DB) Crezdon Butler,” Holloway said. Holloway has offers from North Carolina and Georgia Tech and is hearing from several schools. “A lot of schools want me to attend their one-day camps so they can get a better look at me,” he said. Clemson is one of those schools and he does plan to attend a camp there. Holloway is in the mist of spring practice and says Duke and Wake Forest were in on Monday to look at him. Tuesday saw North Carolina and Tennessee checking him out and Michigan will be in on Thursday. “I am very interested in (North) Carolina and Tennessee,” Holloway said. “This is the first time Michigan has contacted me so I am interested to see what comes of that.” Holloway says there is interest in Clemson but he is looking to remain on the offensive side of the ball. “I want to see how things turn out and if I need to play defense to help the team, I would do it,” he added. He did not name a favorite.
South Aiken DL Josh Brown (6-4 280) played mostly on the offensive line last season so recruiters want to get a good look at him this spring on the other side. Coach Jason West said Brown is drawing interest from USC, Clemson, Georgia Tech, Tennessee, Ball State, Duke, Illinois, Citadel, Newberry, VMI, NC State, Charleston Southern and Oregon. Wake Forest was by the school last week and coach West said Clemson, Georgia Tech and Tennessee plan to see him in the spring. Brown has visited Clemson, Tennessee and Georgia Tech. In limited time on the defensive line last season, Brown had 21 tackles and 4 sacks.
6-8 Kevin Hickson of Charlotte signed with Wofford earlier this week.
6-2 Arlon Harper of College Park, GA signed with Charleston Southern.