Williston-Elko defeated Fox Creek Thursday night 38-0 to win the region title. The Blue Demons did so without the presence of star running back and USC commitment Kendrick Salley. Salley suffered a torn ACL and has missed the last three games. “He was making a cut, a plant, and didn’t even get hit,” said his coach Dwayne Garrick. “He was running the toss sweep to the right.” Salley, who has rushed for about 1200 yards this season and has 94 career touchdowns, will need surgery. But he will wait on that until after his season. “He’s going to do some rehab and wear a brace and play,” Garrick said. Salley has been in touch with his Gamecock recruiter Jay Graham and Garrick also plans to contact USC in a week or so just to make sure the commitment from that end is still there. “I would think so, hope so,” Garrick said. “Once he gets it repaired, he as good as new. I just want them to be up front and 100% clear.” Salley was not picked for the Shrine Bowl and the injury and pending surgery means he will forgo a chance to play in the North-South Game.
Garrick also said his former Shrine Bowl LB Dexter Staley remains in Williston attempting to complete the high school exit exam. Once he does, Staley plans to enroll at Georgia Military JC in January. His hope is to be able to enroll at USC in January 2014.
Class of 2013 OL Brandon Kublanow (6-3 290) of Marietta, GA has four offers and continues to hear from USC and Clemson. “I don’t hear from Clemson as much as South Carolina,” Kublanow added. His offers are from Georgia, Georgia Tech, Vanderbilt and Duke. Kublanow is planning to attend games at USC and Clemson but has not scheduled a date. “I should know within a couple of weeks,” he said. He has been to games at Georgia, Georgia Tech, NC State, Vanderbilt and Tennessee this season. “I’ll go back to games at Tech and UGA,” Kublanow said. As for favorites Kublanow said, “I really like UGA but I wouldn’t necessarily say they’re my favorite. I want to take my time and look around to see what’s out there.”
Class of 2013 LB Daniel McMillian (6-2 220) of Jacksonville, FL has many offers that include USC and Clemson. “I just found out the other day that I have 42 offers,” McMillian said. Some of his other offers include Florida State, Florida, Alabama, Arkansas and West Virginia. McMillian has taken several visits this year that include Clemson and USC. “They’re both wonderful places,” he said. “Clemson has a great family atmosphere and I love their game-day. Death Valley is an amazing place to watch a game.” He was at the Wofford game earlier this season. “USC is like a family,” he went on to say. “Shaq Wilson went to my high school (First Coast) and still comes back to work out. It was great to see him up there.” McMillian has not attended a game in Columbia. He has several schools of interest but is not ready to reveal them. “I probably have a top ten but I don’t want to say it because it keeps changing,” he admitted. Through seven games, the junior linebacker has compiled 60 tackles, five sacks and an interception. He does not have a leader.
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Clemson will get an official visit this weekend from 6-11 center Tonye Jekiri, a native of Nigeria who attends high school in Miami. This will be his second official visit. Jekiri visited George Mason last month. Jekiri said he’s built a good relationship with Clemson recruiter Rick Ray and is ready to learn about the school. “I don’t know much about Clemson,” he said. “I’ll know better after the visit.” Jekiri also has visited planned with Miami October 28th and Virginia Tech November 4th. He will also visit Alabama. He plans to sign in November and does not have a favorite. Last season Jekiri averaged 14 points and 12 rebounds per game.
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