DL Jonathan Bullard of Boiling Springs, NC still has an 8 team list of USC, Clemson, Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Tennessee, Miami and Nebraska but will cut his list down soon. USC recruiters Brad Lawing and Shawn Elliott went to scout Bullard last Friday but his game was rained out. He’s had phone calls from USC, Clemson, Tennessee, Florida, Nebraska and Cal since the first of the month. Bullard has an official visit to Nebraska set for October 8th and has not decided on other official visits. He said he will go to Clemson for the Florida State game and will also get to a USC game. “I’m going to take my mom and see both of them again,” Bullard said. “I want to get a look at the head coach and the position coach again.” Bullard said all the schools are recruiting him with the same intensity. He plans a decision in early November or at the US Army AA Game in January.
Junior DB Brian Walker (5-11 180) of Charlotte has his first two offers from USC and Auburn and has the Gamecocks out front. “I would say South Carolina is my leader over Auburn but not by much,” Walker said. “They’re really close. Of course, if another school offers, I will look at them as well.” Walker is getting interest from Clemson, Alabama, Florida, Vanderbilt, Wake Forest, Oregon and Tennessee among others. He will visit Clemson this weekend. “I’m going to the game down there,” he said. “I’ve never been there but a couple of teammates have told me it’s a great area and a great team.” The following weekend, he will attend the USC-Navy game and then head to Florida in two weeks with teammate and Gator commitment D.J Humphries. Through three games this season, Walker has an interception and two fumble recoveries.
LB Nick Dawson of Charlotte has pretty much wiped the slate clean when it comes to a favorites list and is back to square one. “I don’t have a top five at the moment,” Dawson said. “It collapsed. I’ve got to figure it out some more.” Louisville and Clemson had been at the top of his list and they remain factors as he works on his official visits. “Louisville is a possibility,” he said. “I’m wanting to find out more from Clemson, whenever they pick up the phone. Tennessee is also a possibility.” Dawson said he has no plans to take in any games at this point. And he’s not closing the door on anybody. “I’ve got a lot of options still,” Dawson said. “I’m just trying to narrow it down right now. “ He added that Louisville, which is where his father lives, has been recruiting him the hardest. Dawson won’t make a decision until the January 7th US Army AA Game.
Friday was the first day college basketball coaches could get back on the road to check on prospects. The USC and Clemson staffs made a bee line to Edisto to visit with 6-9 Brice Johnson, the state’s top prospect for 2012. Johnson has not yet set official visits with either the Gamecocks or Tigers. He is staying home this weekend. He will visit North Carolina next weekend and Florida two weekends after that. He has visited NC State. He plans to announce in early October. USC coaches Friday also made visits to 2013 prospects 6-1 Solomon Poole of Jacksonville and 6-4 Al Freeman of Charlotte, and 2014 prospect 6-4 LJ Peake of Gaffney. Clemson coaches also hit up 2013 prospect 6-3 Sindarius Thornwell of Lancaster and 2012 commitment 6-1 Jordan Roper of Irmo.