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DE Darius English (6-6 218) of Powder Springs, GA has offers from USC, Arkansas, East Carolina, Cincinnati, Illinois, Kentucky, Mississippi State, South Alabama, South Florida and Vanderbilt. He is hearing from Auburn, Florida, Georgia Tech and Oklahoma State. English’s teammates, Marquis Roberts and Rory Anderson, committed to USC last season. “He’s been on campus there (USC),” coach Kyle Hockman said. “We’ve got a long way to go,” he added speaking of the recruiting process. Hockman does not believe English has a favorite. “I’m not sure what he is doing this summer,” Hockman said of English’s plans for visits. As a junior, English compiled 87 tackles, 14 for loss and 17 sacks. “He is an explosive player,” added Hockman.
DB T.J. Gurley (5-10 189) of Cairo, GA has offers from Georgia Tech, Mississippi State, Illinois, Georgia Tech and Tennessee among others and is hearing from Clemson, USC, North Carolina, Georgia and Auburn. “He’s a two-year starters for us who played cornerback as a sophomore and safety as a junior,” coach Tom Fallaw said. “He is a good player for us.” Fallaw acknowledged that USC and Clemson have shown interest in his player but was unsure of where Gurley stands. “I don’t want to speak for the kid,” he said. “I don’t think he is been on any visits and I’m not sure of what his plans are for the summer.” He added that Gurley could attend some camps over the summer but did not elaborate.
DB Rod Bradford (6-3 235) of Gurley, AL is still waiting on his first offer but is receiving interest from several schools including Clemson. “He has gotten some mail from them,” coach Steve Peavey said. “He likes Clemson. It’s a big-time football program and he wants to play (FBS) football.” Other schools showing interest are LSU, Arkansas, Alabama, Nebraska and Southern Cal. “He talks to (Southern Cal) a lot because they are his favorite school,” Peavey said. This summer, Bradford will camp at Michigan and Michigan State and wants to camp at Clemson as well, according to Peavey. Bradford will likely camp at other schools as well but has not finalized any plans.
Former Northwestern High WR Cordarrelle Patterson (6-4 205) will play his second season at Hutchinson JC, KS this season and then move on to a Division One program. USC is a possibility. The Gamecocks have not offered but they are showing interest. “Coach Spurrier Jr. has called me twice,” Patterson said. “He was just checking on me and how I’m doing. He wants me to visit when I’m back home in July.” Patterson has offers from Tennessee, Georgia, Minnesota, Texas Tech, Baylor, Kansas State, Ole Miss, Missouri, Oklahoma State and Arkansas. Patterson said location for him is not a big deal but “my family wants me back home.” He doesn’t have any favorites and will take official visits this fall and then decide. He’s on track to graduate in December and will have three years to play two at the next level. Last season Patterson had 52 catches for 952 yards and 12 touchdowns.
Clemson last week became the latest offer for QB Brendan Nosovitch of Allentown, PA. The Tigers join USC, Virginia and Temple on his offer list. He has also drawn interest from Penn State, Notre Dame, Rutgers, Northwestern, Pittsburgh, Purdue, Oregon, Boston College, Vanderbilt, North Carolina and Duke. Nosovitch said Clemson quarterbacks coach Chad Morris contacted him last week with the offer. “He said he saw my film and liked what he saw,” Nosovitch said. “He said he wants to work with me.” Morris plans to check in on Nosovitch at some point but the QB said he’s not sure when. He’s expecting USC recruiter GA Mangus to come by when he starts spring practice later this month. “Virginia and South Carolina have been showing me the most interest and I really like them a lot,” Nosovitch said. ‘I’m still pretty open.” Coaches from Vanderbilt, Duke, Oregon, Northwestern and Boston College have been by to check on him.
DL Earl Moore (6-2 280) of Tampa has added to his offer list. With offers from USC, Florida State, South Florida, Southern Cal, Georgia and Texas Tech in place, Moore has added Florida, Miami, Minnesota, North Carolina and Georgia Southern. He continues to favor USC, FSU and Georgia. During his spring practice, USC, Miami, South Florida, Indiana and North Carolina visited him. “Coach (G.A.) Mangus came by,” Moore said. “I didn’t really get to talk to him but they keep in contact with me.” Moore has not taken any visits but is planning to do so this summer. “I don’t really know where I am going but I want to visit South Carolina,” he said. He is holding off on committing until he has visited several schools. He did not name a leader.
DE Jarontay Jones (6-3 245) of Stone Mountain, GA has a top seven of USC, Clemson, Virginia Tech, North Carolina, Florida, Auburn and Michigan at this point with no individual favorite. This seven comes from more than 30 offers Jones has looked over. Coaches from all of his favorites have been thru this spring. Clemson’s Marion Hobby was by last Friday. Jones plans to take several visits this summer including stops at Clemson, USC, Virginia Tech, North Carolina, Florida, Auburn and Michigan. “The visits will show which ones stand out with me,” Jones said.
USC and Clemson target LB Raphael Kirby of Stone Mountain, GA committed to Miami.
The Clemson basketball team is on the board for the 2013 class with a commitment from 6-4 Patrick Rooks of Charlotte. Rooks, who grew up in Anderson, visited Clemson with his family Sunday and contacted Tiger head coach Brad Brownell Monday night with the commitment. He also had an offer from Charlotte and was drawing interest from USC, NC State, North Carolina, Kansas, Kansas State, UCLA and Winthrop according to his AAU coach Lamont Simmons. “He has wanted to go to Clemson since he was young,” said Simmons who coaches the South Carolina Raptors Elite. “It was a dream offer. He wanted to be at Clemson and he wasn’t going to go anywhere else.” Rooks averaged 15 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists per game last season. “He shoots the ball very well,” Simmons said. “He takes what the defense gives him. He can get to the basket and he shoots the mid range shot. And he plays defense.” Simmons said Rooks is still growing so he could add some more height and weight to his frame.