Listen Here AUDIO: Recruiting
Junior WR Ryan Jenkins (5-11 170) of Alpharetta, GA has an offer from Clemson, his first. “I went to a camp there back in June and I performed really well,” Jenkins said. “Coach (Tony) Elliot called me the next week and told me they were really happy with the way I played. He handed the phone to coach (Jeff) Scott and he offered me.” Jenkins is not unfamiliar with the Tigers. “My brother is a sophomore defensive back there, Martin Jenkins,” he said. “I’ve been going up there since I was in eighth grade when they started recruiting him so I’ve got a pretty good relationship with a lot of the coaches.” Jenkins also camped at USC, Georgia and Georgia Tech. “That was my first time in Columbia,” he said. “The thing that stood out to me there was Steve Spurrier, Jr. He was my favorite wide receiver coach of all the ones I’ve met.” Other schools showing interest in Jenkins are Georgia Tech, Alabama, Auburn and Florida. Clemson takes the early lead for Jenkins with their offer. “They’re obviously my favorite right now but as I get more offers and take more visits, it could change,” Jenkins said. He plans to attend several games in Death Valley this season.
Junior OL Brandon Kublanow (6-3 290) of Marietta, GA has not received his first offer but is receiving interest from USC, Georgia, Florida, Vanderbilt, Tennessee, Alabama, Auburn, Louisville, Kentucky, Florida State and Wake Forest. Kublanow attended camps at Georgia, Duke, Wake Forest and Vandy. “I don’t really have any favorites right now because I want to leave all doors open,” Kublanow said. “I do like Georgia, Florida and Vandy…well, most SEC schools.” As for USC he said, “My coach has told me they’re asking about me. I don’t know exactly what their interest is but I am interested in them.” He admitted he is not overly familiar with the Gamecocks. In his first game as a junior, Kublanow recorded 13 pancake blocks. He does not have a favorite.
Junior LB Buddy Brown (6-2 200) of Williamstown, NJ has offers from Rutgers and West Virginia and is receiving interest from USC, Florida, Alabama, Penn State, Michigan State, Wisconsin, Oklahoma, Stanford, Virginia and Miami. Brown was in Columbia over the summer. “I went to the South Carolina showcase camp in July,” Brown said. “It’s a real pretty campus. I hung out with coach (G.A.) Mangus and he showed me around. He’s a real cool guy.” During the spring, Brown attended spring games at Rutgers and West Virginia. “I don’t really have any favorites right now but there are several schools I am really interested in…South Carolina is one of them,” he said. Brown has scheduled two games he will attend this season already. “I know I’m going to Penn State when they host Alabama and I’m going back to South Carolina for the Florida game,” he said.
6-10 Richard Peters of Toronto attends prep school in Phoenix. He’s a 260 pound center who is mobile, uses both hands well around the rim, and has a good jump shot for a player his size. “I’m also energetic, vocal and I play with a positive attitude,” said Peters who is attending Westwind Prep for a second season. Clemson has been one of Peters’ offers and the Tigers are a strong with him. “In fact, I talked with Coach Rick Ray tonight (Wednesday),” Peters said. “That’s my man. HE’s a cool cat. They have been recruiting me hard. Coach Ray is coming in September 9th and we’re going to set an official visit date.” Peters said he favored Washington at one point but that’s no longer the case. “I’m open minded,” he said. “I’m going to wait until the schools come in to see me before deciding on favorites.” Peters also has offers from Texas Tech, Marquette, Auburn, Alabama, Washington State, Seton Hall and Florida State. Peters said at this point he does not plan to sign early.
The Clemson basketball program is scheduled to get an unofficial visit Saturday from 2014 prospect Shelton Mitchell (6-3 165) of Waxhaw, NC. Mitchell visited USC last week. He has offers from the Gamecocks and Charlotte. He has also visited Wake Forest and Charlotte and plans to visit NC State, VCU and USC again. Mitchell does not claim a favorite.