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Clemson has offered QB Brendan Nosovitch of Allentown, PA has been offered by Clemson. The Tigers join USC, Virginia and Temple as offers for Nosovitch.
DB Tajarvis Fuller (6-1 18) of Fort Meyers, FL has been invited to camp at Clemson this summer and plans to attend. He has not received an offer from the Tigers but says he is hopeful. “I don’t know too much about them but I am most definitely interested,” Fuller said. His offers include Illinois, Indiana, Georgia Tech, Western Kentucky, Maryland, Wisconsin and Central Florida and is hearing from Clemson, Miami and Florida. Other camps he would like to attend this summer include Miami, Florida and Illinois. “We’re going to have to see how it goes,” he said. “I am taking a class this summer so I can graduate early.” Fuller plans to be a January enrollee. His favorite is Miami. “I’ve been a ‘Canes fan since I was a little,” Fuller added. He likes Central Florida and Illinois as well. As a junior, Fuller compiled 132 tackles, 20 for loss, four sacks and six forced fumbles.
Former Florida running back Mike Blakely said Wednesday he’s heard from about 15 schools since announcing Tuesday he was leaving the Gator program. Blakely said West Virginia, Southern Cal and South Florida were among the schools to contact him. “I’m telling any school to talk to my coach,” Blakely said. He is still in Gainesville after returning for the start of the Summer 1 session. Blakely said he was not released to transfer to another SEC school which eliminates two of his other finalists from his high school recruiting, USC and Auburn. “I like South Carolina and Auburn, but I would have to go to junior college first,” Blakely said. Clemson also offered him out of high school but he said he’s not heard from the Tigers.
LB Raphael Kirby (6-1 218) of Stone Mountain, GA has over 25 offers and five favorites of USC, Florida, North Carolina, Stanford and LSU. The Gators are the frontrunners right now. “It’s not that big of a lead,” Kirby said. “I’m still open right now.” Some of his other offers are Clemson, Southern Cal, Auburn, Virginia Tech and Georgia. Kirby is one of several players at Stephenson High School USC’s Lorenzo Ward is recruiting. He likes what the Gamecocks have to offer. “I went down and visited and it was really nice,” Kirby said. “Me and coach Ward have a good relationship. I met the linebackers coach and coach Spurrier. I toured most of the school. I enjoyed it. I liked the facilities and whole nine yards.” Kirby said he will take visits this summer with LSU, Stanford and Virginia Tech three possible stops. He plans a decision later this summer. Last season Kirby had 120 tackles with 3 sacks.
DB Marchez Coates (5-11 170) of Pomfret, MD is looking for his first offer but feels confident it will come soon. “I am going to Miami at the end of the month and I am sure they’re going to offer,” Coates said. “That’s the kind of guy I am. I am very competitive.” Last summer, Coates attended a camp in Columbia and plans a return trip on June 15th. “I did real well there and won the MVP,” he said. “I liked it a lot. I love the atmosphere but I really loved the people. They were great.” Coates is hearing from Clemson, Boston College, Maryland, TCU, Pitt, Penn State, North Carolina, Rutgers and East Carolina. He has visited Penn State, Pitt, BC and North Carolina and is planning to attend several camps this summer across the South. “I really liked Penn State,” he said. “It’s crazy there. There are so many people and I love the coaches.” He was impressed with UNC and BC as well. Coates does not have any favorites saying, “Whoever offers me, that’s my favorite.”
DE Wesley Scott (6-4 245) of Ridgeland has his first offer and it comes from Miami-Ohio. He is hearing from USC, Clemson, Auburn, Tennessee and NC State among others. USC recruiter Jay Graham was by the school on Tuesday. “He’s a big-time player,” coach Richard Kirkland said. “A lot of schools are looking at him right now.” Scott will camp at Clemson and USC this summer along side teammate RB-DE Torray Amlett. Coach Kirkland plans to include one more camp but that school is undetermined. Scott does not have a favorite, according to Kirkland.
LB Noor Davis of The Villages, FL will announce his college choice Friday. USC is one of his offers but is not among his favorites.
Columbia native 6-8 Jared Guest of Charest Prep School in North Carolina signed Wednesday with VCU. Guest made an official visit to Oklahoma State earlier in the week. He had also planned to visit Minnesota this week but did not make that trip. He also drew interest from Georgia and Maryland. Guest can play the three and four spots. Last season he averaged 15 points and 8 rebounds per game.
The USC baseball team Wednesday landed a commitment from OF Brian Goodwin (6-1 190) of Miami Dade Junior College. Goodwin is considered the top junior college prospect in the country and a potential first round pick in this summer’s draft. Goodwin began his career at North Carolina. He was suspended for this season for academic reasons and transferred to the junior college in January. He would have been a sophomore at North Carolina this season. As a freshman with the Tar Heels, the lefthanded batting Goodwin started all 60 games and had 7 home runs and 63 RBIs. This season he’s batting .367 with 8 home runs and 32 RBIs. He was drafted in the 17th round in 2009 by the White Sox but decided to enroll at UNC. He was also the Gatorade player of the year in North Carolina as a senior. A recent mock draft had Goodwin going to the Braves in the first round this summer. His skills were compared to Andrew McCutchen or Kenny Lofton.