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DB Jordan Diggs of Cape Coral, FL has decided on four of his official visits. USC will get one of those trips though the date has not been determined. He will go to Nebraska October 8th, Vanderbilt October 15th and to Ohio State on a date to be determined. Diggs is undecided about his fifth visit and is considering Tennessee, Ole Miss, South Florida and Michigan State. Diggs recently took an unofficial visit to Nebraska and plans to go to South Florida and Florida for games. This month he’s talked to recruiters from USC, Ohio State, Michigan State, Nebraska, Vanderbilt, Auburn and Connecticut. There is no order to his top list right now. “I’m still trying to narrow it down,” Diggs said. He remains on the sidelines, even for practice, after being ruled ineligible following a transfer. Diggs has one final appeal to be heard September 24th.
Clemson has been on OL Nick Davidson (6-6 270) of Eden Prairie, MN since he lived in Charlotte while his father, Jeff Davidson, coached for the Panthers. He moved to Minnesota this summer when his dad went to work for the Vikings. Davidson’s coach at Eden Prairie, Mike Grant, said Clemson is one of the five schools Davidson is considering. “He’s talked about doing a visit there fairly soon,” Grant said. “He really likes (OL coach) Robbie Caldwell a lot.” Davidson is also considering Oregon, Stanford, Colorado and Ohio State, his father’s alma mater. “They are a well versed family (in recruiting),” Grant said. “His dad probably knows coaches on each of the staffs. But he’s a great young man and an outstanding player.” Davidson has not yet scheduled any of his official visits.
ATH Marty Williams of Fox Creek is off to a hot start while leading his team to a 4-0 start. Playing quarterback, Williams rushed for 987 yards and passed for about 500 yards. He also plays safety for his team, the position he likely will play in college if he chooses to play for an FBS program. “I think he wants the ball,” said his coach Russ Schneider. “Georgia Southern has offered him to play quarterback.” Clemson, which is recruiting him as a safety, scouted him last Friday and East Carolina is coming in to see him this Friday according to his coach. Williams has not scheduled any official visits but is considering going to the Clemson-Florida State game a week from Saturday on an unofficial visit. He’s also considering going to Georgia Tech, NC State and East Carolina for games. At one point, Williams was close to committing to Clemson and the Tigers are still the team to beat.
MARCUS CROWDER DL 6-1 300 BURLINGTON, NC COASTAL CAROLINA
Furman landed a commitment Wednesday from 6-4 shooting guard Larry Wideman of Oakbrook Prep in Spartanburg. Wideman previously played for Green Sea-Floyds where he averaged 18 points per game last season. But because of SCISA transfer rules, Wideman will ineligible to play his senior season. Wideman also considered offers from The Citadel, Gardner-Webb, UNC Asheville, Presbyterian, Western Carolina and Wofford.
As September rolls towards October, it appears more and more as if 6-9 Brice Johnson of Edisto, the state’s top prospect for 2012, will not sign with either USC or Clemson. Johnson has not publicly ruled out either team. But he has yet to commit to an official visit to either despite the fact USC’s Darrin Horn and Clemson’s Brad Brownell made their in person pitch to him last Friday. Johnson has indicated to USC he might visit either September 24th or October 8th. He’s given Clemson no such indication. It could all be a moot point for the Gamecocks and Tigers anyway after this weekend. Johnson will make an official visit to North Carolina this weekend, and the Tar Heels have made it clear to him they want him for their program. Tar Heel coaches visited with Johnson last Friday. Johnson also has visited NC State officially and he’s scheduled for a visit to Florida October 1st.
With Johnson slipping out of reach, the Gamecocks are keeping up their interest in 6-10 Tyrone Haughton of Miami, a player they have been recruiting along with Johnson. Gamecock coaches met with him last Saturday. Haughton is also getting interest from Connecticut, Alabama, Marshall, Miami and West Virginia.
Several down the road prospects plan to make unofficial visits to USC Saturday. That group includes 5-10 junior Nick Boulware of Irmo, and sophomores 6-5 LJ Peake of Gaffney, 6-3 Kurt James of Porter Gaud, and 6-2 Marcus Stroman of Keenan.