DL David DeLeon of Bamberg Ehrhardt (6-1 272) committed Monday to Miami of Ohio. DeLeon also had offers from East Carolina, Illinois, Wake Forest, Louisville, Pittsburgh, Minnesota, Marshall and Kentucky.
Goose Creek junior WR Tramel Terry (5-11 170) committed Friday night to Georgia while attending the Bulldogs’ camp. Terry was one of five prospects to commit to the Bulldogs at the camp. Terry is considered to be one of the top prospects in the state for the 2013 class. Clemson and USC were among his other early offers.
DB Chaz Elder of College Park, GA recently trimmed his list to USC, Georgia and Vanderbilt and those remain his final three schools. Elder plans to attend USC’s camp this Thursday and said that will be his final visit. He was at USC earlier in the summer and has also visited Georgia and Vanderbilt. Elder said there’s no favorite among his final three. “It’s pretty tight,” he said. Elder said a key factor in his decision will be early playing time. “I want to see where I stand coming in as a freshman for playing time at corner.” Elder said he’ll make his decision sometime in August. He last talked with Gamecock recruiter Lorenzo Ward last Friday.
DB Elijah Shumate of Ramsey, NJ has shaken up his top five. Shumate said that list now consists of USC, Notre Dame, Michigan, Georgia Tech and Rutgers in no order. Connecticut, Penn State and North Carolina were bounced from his top five. Shumate was at Georgia Tech over the weekend. “It was really great,” he said. “I really love the school.” That’s the only campus visit he’s made this summer. He wants to get to USC and Michigan but nothing has been set up. He will not be at USC’s camp this week. He did talk to Gamecock recruiter GA Mangus last week. Shumate said the earliest he will make a decision is the Army All American Game January 7th.
DB Jordan Diggs of Cape Coral, FL is getting out to see as many schools as he can before practice begins. Last week he was at Michigan State. Saturday he visited Georgia Tech and Sunday he will be at Tennessee. USC is also on his agenda and he may be in for the camp this week. Diggs also plans to visit Vanderbilt, Ole Miss, Nebraska, Georgia, North Carolina and NC State. He’s not identified a favorite. Diggs is the son of former USC linebacker Shed Diggs.
OL Gimel President (6-4 250) of Wando has narrowed his list to three schools. He will choose between USC, Auburn and North Carolina. “I hope to commit before the season but if I don’t, it’ll be early in the season…like after the first few games.” President will visit Auburn and North Carolina next week. It will be his second trip to UNC and first to Auburn. “I liked North Carolina a lot,” he said. “I like their academic support staff and I like the coaches. It’s a good school.” As for USC, he is unsure of a return visit. “I love the coaches there,” President said, “and it’s close to home.” He does not have a leader stating that all three schools are even. A Presidential decision could come soon.
WR Quinshad Davis (6-3 185) of Gaffney has spent the summer recovering from a foot injury. It is better and so is he. “I finally got to go to my first camp,” Davis said with a smile. That camp was at Georgia where the Upstate receiver came away impressed. “It was awesome,” he said. “I really loved the stadium. I was like, ‘Wow’. And I love their wide receiver coach…coach (Tony) Ball.” He is considering attending Friday Night Lights at Florida next but as not made a final decision on that trips saying only, “You never know.” Davis does not have any favorites but did say he would love to play for one of the in-state schools. That possibility may have some hurdles. “Two days after I visited USC, they got three receivers committed,” he said. “That’s tough. I’m not saying I wouldn’t go there but I don’t know what to think.” As for Clemson he said, “They do a great job recruiting and I love their coaches but I haven’t heard from them in a while. Not a phone call or an email. Nothing. I know they brought in a bunch of receivers last year…maybe that’s why.” With that, Davis also stated that Clemson, USC, NC State, Georgia and Wake Forest are showing the most interest. He does not have a favorite.
OL Oliver Jones of Ninety Six attended a camp at Georgia Friday and hopes to hear back from the Bulldogs early next week regarding an offer. “I feel like I played pretty well,” Jones said. “They said they would let me know the beginning of the week about an offer. “I am very, very interested in Georgia.” Jones said the Bulldogs join Clemson, USC and North Carolina in his top four with no leader. He will be in Columbia Sunday afternoon for the High School Sports Report media day at Williams-Brice Stadium. While there he plans to catch up with Gamecock offensive line coach Shawn Elliott. “I talked to him about two weeks ago,” Jones said. “He told me to give him a call when I come in.” Jones said he talked with Clemson last weekend and said the relationship with the Tigers remains the same. He also might take a visit to North Carolina. Jones said his decision will be coming “not too long from now, before the season.”
USC signed two football-baseball combo prospects last November in Shon Carson and Ahmad Christian. The Gamecocks are in the mix for another highly regarded two sport prospect for the 2012 class in QB/OF Anthony Alford (6-2 220) of Petal, MS. Alford told the Jackson Clarion Ledger he has cut his list to USC, Southern Miss, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, LSU, Nebraska and Alabama. He plans to cut his list further by the end of the month. Alford suffered a torn ACL and other ligament damage late last football season. Before that he had passed for 1399 yards and 16 touchdowns and rushed for 1253 yards and 19 touchdowns. He recovered from the injuries to hit .451 this past baseball season. He was invited to the Under Armour All American Game at Wrigley Field next month and is expected to be an early round pick in next summer’s draft. But Alford has made it known he wants to go to college to play both sports. Alford also plans to play basketball this season, but he said football is his favorite sport.
OL Tyler Stasky (6-8 300) of Wando stood out and stood over everyone at the 23rd Annual HSSR Prep Football Media Day held at Williams-Brice Sunday. One of the more physically imposing individuals present at the event, Stasky is not done growing. “I’ve put on 30 pounds this summer and I think I’ll get even bigger,” Stasky said. Stasky used this summer to improve his skills and showcase his talents attending several camps. Clemson, USC, NC State, North Carolina and Wake Forest all got the opportunity to see him up-close. “Clemson, NC State and USC are showing the most interest and are all close to offering,” he said. “They just want to see film of my first few games to check out my footwork.” Other schools showing interest are Florida International and Liberty. Stasky remains confident that he will receive several offers and though he does not have any favorites, would be ecstatic at the opportunity to play close to home.