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OL Brock and OL Clayton Stadnik of Greensboro, NC will commit to the same school when they make the announcement Thursday afternoon their coach said Monday. Brock is the more heavily recruited of the brothers with major offers from across the country. Clayton, who his coach says is one of the better centers in the region, has offers from USC, East Carolina, Wake Forest, Virginia Tech and NC State. The same schools are among Brock’s offers so the decision will come from that group. “You would think it would be one of those that has offered both,” Chris Causey said. “I know they’ve got it down to three but I don’t know which ones.” USC was one of the first to offer the brothers and Jay Graham and Shawn Elliott have stayed in hot pursuit. “They really have enjoyed their time at South Carolina,” Causey said. “They think the world of coach Elliott. I’ve heard nothing negative at all about South Carolina.” The Stadniks made multiple visits to USC. They also recently visited Virginia Tech and felt good about that visit, too. The brothers will make their announcement Thursday afternoon at a gathering at their school.
Lexington WR Shaq Roland will visit Florida and then make his commitment Wildcats coach Scott Earley said Friday. A date for that visit has not been set. It could take place later this spring or it might not be until the summer when Roland’s AAU team plays in a tournament in Gainesville. Earley said the commitment definitely would be made before the start of practice. USC has been the strong leader for Roland and nothing has altered that at this point according to Earley. USC recruiter Brad Lawing was recently by the school to check on Roland. Recruiters from Clemson, Alabama and Miami also have been in. Lexington will open spring practice Monday. Earley said Roland will not participate in any contact drills during the spring. Earley said Roland’s surgically repaired shoulder is fine and he is holding Roland and several others out of contact this spring.
WR Chris Black (5-11 175) of Jacksonville, FL got a visit from Alabama today as spring practice got underway at his school. “They came by to watch me play,” Black said. “I think Florida is coming by later this week. I’m sure (Steve) Spurrier is going to come by too.” Black says Tennessee, Miami and Florida were at his school last week for a visit. Thus far, he has visited four schools. “I’ve been to FSU, Florida, Alabama and South Carolina,” he said. “I’ve been to each school twice. I was at the Alabama spring game. It was crazy. They had like 70,000 people there.” Black plans to visit USC over the summer but has not set a date. He does not have a favorite but did say he is very interested in USC, Florida, Florida State and Alabama.
RB Keith Marshall of Raleigh saw a steady stream of recruiters come thru his school last week. In an email Sunday night, Marshall wrote that recruiters from USC, Auburn, Georgia, Notre Dame, Michigan, Arkansas, Tennessee, Miami, East Carolina, Illinois, Wake Forest, Alabama and Duke checked in on him at Millbrook High School last week. Marshall wrote that he did not attend any spring games. He also wrote that he’s in regular contact with USC recruiter Jay Graham and he talks with Clemson “every now and then.” Marshall has been working off a short list of USC, Clemson, Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Michigan, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Stanford and Southern Cal. He did not indicate a favorite or a favorites list.
LB Kaiwan Lewis (6-2 230) of Hammonton, NJ confirmed today that he has not named a leader. “I was at that Nike (Football Training) Camp yesterday and I told some people Florida was recruiting me the hardest, just like South Carolina, and it got out there that I said Florida was my favorite,” Lewis said. “That’s not true. They are neck-and-neck with South Carolina and some other schools.” Lewis will not announce a leader until next month. He plans to visit USC and Florida this July. His offers include USC, Florida, Florida State, Auburn, Arkansas, Tennessee, Virginia, Rutgers, Boston College, LSU and Stanford.