Class of 2013 DB Desmond Lawrence (6-1 175) of Charlotte received an offer after a one-day camp in Columbia over the summer. It was his first. “I just picked up my second offer yesterday from NC State,” Lawrence added. Lawrence was at the USC-Auburn game and likes the Gamecocks. “They have a great coaching staff,” he said. “I loved the atmosphere there. It’s a lot of fun. Plus, they’ve got a team loaded with talent and are going to do some things.” Schools showing interest include Clemson, Alabama, Tennessee, North Carolina, Duke, Florida, Georgia Tech, Oregon, Vanderbilt and Virginia. Other camps Lawrence attended were Clemson, Miami, UNC and Duke. “I am most interested in South Carolina, Clemson, NC State, UNC and Duke,” Lawrence said. “Clemson is a lot like South Carolina. They have a big-time atmosphere. It seems like a football state.” He plans to attend games at Clemson, North Carolina (this weekend), NC State and Duke. Through seven games, Lawrence has nearly 600 yards rushing and 11 touchdowns. On defense, he has 50 tackles, three interceptions and three pass deflections. He does not have a favorite.
WR Spearman Robinson (6-4 194) of Greenwood visited Clemson over the weekend according to coach Gene Cathcart. He has not received an offer but is garnering a lot of attention. “He’s a really good player for us,” Cathcart said. “He would be a good pick up for someone.” Some of the schools showing interest include Clemson, USC, NC State, North Carolina, Vanderbilt and Maryland. “It’s been his dream to play in the ACC of SEC,” Cathcart added. “Hopefully, he’ll make the North-South All-Start game and we’ll go from there.” Robinson has 20 receptions for 400 yards and five touchdowns through seven games. Cathcart does not believe Robinson has a favorite.
Class of 2013 K Matt McManis (5-11 175) of Greenwood visited USC Saturday. The junior has not received an offer but is hearing from several schools including USC and Clemson. “A lot of schools are showing interest but I think they’re waiting to see how he performs at some of the one-day camps,” coach Gene Cathcart said. “He likes all of the state schools, of course, and likes some schools in Georgia and North Carolina.” In the last two seasons, McManis is 14 of 16 on field goal attempts with 60 percent of his kickoffs resulting in touchbacks. The combo kicker performed very well at the Ray Guy Prokicker.com camp in Raleigh over the summer and was named a top prospect by Mark Maynard of Prokickernews.com. There is no leader.