DB Brian Walker (5-11 180) of Charlotte was ready to visit Clemson for the Wofford game but has since rescheduled. “Plans changed,” Walker texted. “Head coach (Dabo Swinney) wants me attend a bigger game to get a real feel (of the atmosphere). I will be attending the Wake Forest game instead.” Walker has USC as his leader just above Auburn. These are his two current offers.
DL Carlos Watkins of Forest City, NC has not been to any college games this season but he will be at the Clemson-Auburn game this Saturday at Death Valley according to his father. Watkins also will get to games at USC, Florida, North Carolina and Tennessee. “Those are the main ones he’s looking at and it will give him a chance to get a feel for the places,” his dad Chad Watkins said. “The main thing is to go where he can win and where they can develop him. It’s got to be a place where he feels secure and he has to have a good relationship with his coaches.” Clemson defensive line coach Dan Brooks scouted Watkins last Friday. Clemson has been his favorite and remains so. “They’ve been out there since they were the first ones to offer,” Chad Watkins said. Carlos Watkins plans to wait until the end of the regular season before announcing a decision.
WESLEY SCOTT DE 6-3 240 RIDGELAND MIAMI OF OHIO
JONATHAN WILLIAMS WR 6-3 170 ATLANTA WAKE FOREST
PATRICK MILLER OL 6-7 255 PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL LSU
Clemson basketball coach Brad Brownell and assistant Rick Ray spent part of Sunday in the Milwaukee home of 6-10 Phillip Nolan, one of the top targets on the board for the Tigers in 2012. Brownell was the first head coach to make his home visit with Nolan. Nolan said Oklahoma, Marquette and Oregon are coming in for visits this week. Nolan said he will set an official visit with Clemson and is looking at October 8th or 21st. He’s not claiming a favorite but Clemson looks good right now after his conversation with Brownell. “Everything sounded great,” he said. “Everything was great yesterday. It’s just the relationship with both of the coaches. Me and Coach Ray, he’s been recruiting me for three years since he was at Purdue. He kept following me. Best thing we got going is our relationship.” Nolan plans to sign in November. He can play center and both forward positions. He said he prefers to play as a face-up forward.
Junior SG Matt Howard (6-4 180) of A.C. Flora visited Clemson over the weekend and loved his time there. “I loved the campus,” Howard said. “It’s really nice. I got a chance to play in a pick-up game with the players and I went to the football game.” The Tigers have not offered Howard but did tell him it could happen in the future. “They pretty much told me I’m good enough to play there but said they have to see what their needs are going to be and how many scholarships will be available for the 2013 class,” he said. USC, Clemson and VCU continue to lead for Howard. His next visit could be to NC State. “I am supposed to go up there but I don’t know when,” he admitted. He has maintained contact with former USC assistant and current Wolfpack assistant coach Orlando Early. Howard also plans to a return visit to Clemson.
BRANDON MORRIS SF 6-5 LITHONIA, GA GEORGIA
The USC baseball team has picked up a commitment from junior RHP/OF Tray Roberts (5-11 175) of Aiken. Roberts made the commitment on Friday. Last season he hit .432 with 2 home runs, 1 triple and 8 doubles. He was named to the all region team. Roberts is the 8th commitment for the Gamecocks 2013 class.
DAVID HOUSER C/RPH AC FLORA TENNESSEE