DB Jordan Diggs of Cape Coral, FL is sitting on 25 offers right now and won’t eliminate anyone until he gets some visits in this summer. “I’m talking to every school,” he said. “I’m going on a road trip with some teammates. I’m waiting to get out and visit and then wait on the official offers to see what’s on the table.” Diggs’ offers include USC, Maryland, Ohio State, Boston College, Purdue, West Virginia, Nebraska, Kentucky, Tennessee, Auburn, Notre Dame, North Carolina, Wake Forest and Louisville. Diggs is the son of former USC linebacker Shed Diggs and that certainly factors into his thinking. “I grew up a Gamecock fan and you can’t change that,” he said. “But my dad has been pretty cool saying find the best school for me. If South Carolina is that, I’ll be a Gamecock.” USC recruiter GA Mangus checked in on Diggs about two weeks ago. Clemson also is showing interest and recruiter Tony Elliott was by last week.
OL Blake Bars (6-5 275) of Nashville is expecting USC recruiter Steve Spurrier Jr. to scout him this week during one of his practices. Bars has 14 offers right now and knows he has one waiting from USC. “I know they want me to come down there and he (Spurrier Jr.) said if we do they will offer,” Bars said. “They want me to see the school first hand.” Bars has offers from Vanderbilt, Florida, Penn State, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, LSU, Wake Forest, Virginia, Louisville, Boston College, Kentucky, Middle Tennessee State, Arkansas State and Tulane. He plans to narrow his list in June and make a decision before his season. Bars said he and his family will try to visit USC if he can work it into his schedule. He has no favorites right now. Bars plays offensive tackle.
QB Chad Kelly (6-3 205) of Buffalo, nephew of former Miami Hurricane and Buffalo Bill quarterback Jim Kelly, remains high on Clemson. In a text Kelly said, “They’re at the top with a few others.” Kelly did not specify who the other schools were but previously had cut his list to Clemson, Alabama, Florida State, Syracuse, Buffalo, Purdue and Michigan State. He has visited Clemson, Florida State, Purdue, Michigan State and Syracuse. He will visit Alabama on June 12th and Florida State on the 19th. In another text Kelly said, “I might go back to Clemson in the summer,” but is unsure. He did not name a leader.
OL James Hamilton (6-4 335) of Orlando has offers from Clemson, North Carolina, Kentucky, Illinois, South Florida, Illinois, Rutgers, Syracuse, NC State, Texas A&M, Michigan State, Western Kentucky and Florida Atlantic. He is hearing from USC, Georgia, Florida and Ohio State but said, “I haven’t heard from South Carolina as much as I thought I would.” Hamilton plays both sides of the ball and is being recruited for offense and defense. “Clemson likes me at (offensive) guard,” Hamilton said. “I like the way they run the ball and I like their tradition.” During the spring, Hamilton took visits to Georgia, South Florida and Florida. Over the summer, he wants to camp at his top five schools but has not made any decisions on which schools those will be. He does not have a favorite and does not have a top five.
TE Clark Eyers (6-5 245) of Dunn, NC is getting interest from Clemson, USC, North Carolina, NC State, Duke, Wake Forest, Maryland, Kentucky, Tennessee and Georgia. The tight end plays in a run-oriented offense but did lead the team in receptions last season. “I don’t remember how many catches I had but the ratio of run-to-pass on our team is insane,” Eyers said. During the spring, coaches from UNC, Duke, NC State, Wake Forest and Elon have come by to see him. “I know I’ll go to a lot of camps this summer,” he said. “I went to Clemson and South Carolina last year so there is a strong possibility I could go back.” Other camps he plans to attend are Maryland, Kentucky, UNC, Wake Forest, Duke and NC State. Eyers does not have any favorites.