DE Dante’ Fowler of St. Petersburg, FL is a Florida State commitment but he plans to take all five of his official visits. One of those trips will be to Clemson. “I’m still committed but I’m taking my visits to make sure I’m making the right decision,” Fowler said. “I’m still 100% committed but anything can happen on the official visits. We’ll find out on Signing Day.” Fowler said he’s looking at the third weekend in January for his Clemson visit. He talked with Clemson recruiter Jeff Scott last week. “For a team to be young like that and real good, they are going to be a team to reckon with,” Fowler said. “He said I can be a Da’Quan Bowers. He’s looking for a franchise defensive end. He likes how I can get to the quarterback.” Fowler will also take visits to LSU, Southern Cal, Florida and Florida State. All of the visits will take place after his season. Last season Fowler had 107 tackles with 20 sacks and 32 tackles for loss. He just completed sitting out a three game suspension following a verbal altercation with one of his coaches.
DB Jordan Diggs of Cape Coral, FL was at Vanderbilt over the weekend on his second official visit and left Nashville with a good taste in his mouth. “I was definitely impressed with Vandy,” Diggs said. “It was very different than Nebraska because the SEC and Big 10 are really different conferences. The coaches showed me a lot of love and told me how I could make an early impact.” Diggs felt that first year head coach James Franklin has an attitude that is infectious. “He has an energy that rubs off on the team,” he said. “The players and the entire city of Nashville believe in him. I think Vandy is going to be very competitive in two or three years.” His next visit will be to Tennessee in early November and then he will travel to USC for the Florida game. Both visits will be official. His top four schools are USC, Tennessee, Vanderbilt and Nebraska in no order. “Also mention Ole Miss and Michigan State,” he added. “I like them too.” He is undecided on a fifth visit but said that it would be between these two schools should he take it. No timeframe on a commitment.
The brother of Clemson DB Martin Jenkins will be at the Alabama-Tennessee game this weekend. Class of 2013 WR Ryan Jenkins of Alpharetta, GA has an offer from Clemson and is hearing from Georgia, Georgia Tech, Florida and Florida State among others. “I’ll be in Tuscaloosa for the Tennessee-Bama game Saturday,” Jenkins said. Clemson leads for the junior wide out with Oklahoma State, FSU and Georgia as schools of strong interest.
DL Tyler Claytor of Snellville, GA has attended two Clemson games this season, Florida State and Boston College. He hopes to get back for another game but he’s not sure when. He was at Auburn last weekend and will visit Southern Miss this weekend. Claytor has offers from Western Kentucky and Georgia State. Claytor is coach by former Clemson defensive end Rahim Abdulla. He is the brother of former Georgia Tech offensive lineman Nick Claytor.
MICHAEL QUALLS SF 6-5 SHREVEPORT, LA ARKANSAS
JOE RAHON 2G 6-2 TORREY PINES, CA BOSTON COLLEGE
MELVIN JOHNSON 2G 6-3 NEW YORK MIAMI
JORDAN GRANGER PF 6-7 FLORISSANT, MO AUBURN
RHP Kris Nelson (6-1 180) of Florence-Darlington TECH committed Tuesday night to USC according to DiamondProspects.com. Nelson is out of Camden High School.