OL Na’Ty Rodgers of Pomfret, MD was at USC for the Georgia game and is considering a return trip for this weekend’s game with Arkansas. “I might come down if my dad wants to visit,” Rodgers said. “I want my real dad to see South Carolina.” Rodgers’ father is former NFL defensive lineman Tyrone Rodgers and he lives in California. He is coming to Maryland this week. Gamecock recruiter GA Mangus was by Rodgers’ school Thursday. Rodgers last game visit was to Maryland for the NC State game. He still has USC as his favorite ahead of Maryland. He has taken an official visit to Oklahoma and plans to set up visits with USC, Maryland and maybe Michigan. He won’t make a decision until after the season but before the all star games.
LB/DE Jalen Stevens of Goose Creek has taken one of his official visits, which was to Connecticut, and will hold off until the conclusion of his season for the rest of his visits. “I want to concentrate on my team and the playoffs,” said Stevens. Arizona State and Southern Miss are strong possibilities. Stevens feels that Tennessee, Wake Forest and Ohio State are all close to offering which could affect which schools receive visits. “I’ll visit those schools if they offer,” he said. “I spoke with one of the coaches from Ohio State and I think they close (to offering).” North Carolina has also shown a lot of interest and could be in the mix. Stevens does not have a favorite.
The season ended Friday night for Carvers Bay and standout junior DL Naquez Pringle (6-3 291) with an upset loss to Hemingway. However, the recruiting interest t in Pringle is just beginning and will continue to grow in the off season and into next year. Pringle went to camps at Clemson and USC last summer and was offered by both. And he’s been to both for games this season. Alabama, LSU and Mississippi State are also showing a lot of interest. “He’s kind of laid back right now and not stressing about it,” said Carvers Bay coach Nate Thompson. “He’ll attend some junior days. It’s kind of hard to read him on a favorite.” Pringle plays defensive tackle and noseguard. “He’s one of those kids that can take charge,” his coach said. “He has good feet and hands and knows how to engage and disengage.”
USC recruiter GA Mangus hit the Northeast last week to check in on some of his targets including RB David Williams of Philadelphia. “He came by the school Friday,” Williams said. “We couldn’t talk but I called him that night.” Williams has taken an official visit to Arizona State and is scheduled to visit Tennessee November 24th. USC, Nebraska and Ohio State are the others in his top five and he plans to take officials to each after his season with his mom, step dad and younger brother. He does not have a favorite but said he talks regularly to Mangus and Gamecock running backs coach Everette Sands. He considers Mangus one of his favorite recruiters. Williams plans to wait until his all star game before announcing a decision. This season his team is 10-0 and just won the public league title. He has rushed for 1063 yards and 14 touchdowns.
Junior DL Dexter Wideman of Saluda has offers from USC, Clemson and Michigan with interest from Alabama, Virginia Tech, LSU and NC State. “I’m getting interest from a lot of schools but those are the ones that seem to be showing the most,” said Wideman. His most recent trips have been to USC and Clemson. He was in Clemson for the Virginia Tech game and USC for the Georgia contest. “Both schools are telling me that they like me a lot and that I look good,” he said. “They’re telling me to keep hitting the books hard.” Wideman plans to attend the annual in-state battle up at Clemson. He did not name a leader but says the Tigers and Gamecocks are his top two in no order.
DL Antonio McGhee of Bossier City, LA continues to favor USC and Oregon State according to his father, Cray McGhee. He plans to take his trips following the season. “We’re going to wait until after the season and then we’ll start planning some trips,” said Cray McGhee. “The playoffs start this week so we don’t when our season will end yet.” His father says trips to USC, Oregon State, Mississippi State, Ole Miss and LSU are likely. “We’re also going to check out Louisiana Tech but we’re not sure what is going on there,” he said. “There are a lot of rumors (head coach) Sonny Dykes could be leaving for another job.” McGhee’s father says he has maintained contact with Gamecock coaches. “I talk to them about once a week so we’ll see what happens,” he said. Another school showing interest is Oklahoma State. McGhee does not have a leader.
Goose Creek WR Tramel Terry, who has been committed to Georgia, was back in Athens Saturday with his family for the Ole Miss game. “It gets no better,” Terry said. “Love it.” Terry said he spent time with Bulldog offensive coordinator Mike Bobo in the film room. “My high school team runs some of the same stuff,” he said. Terry, who is a finalist for Mr. Football in South Carolina, plans to visit Clemson this Saturday for the Maryland game. He was at Clemson for the Georgia Tech game and he has developed a strong relationship with Tiger recruiter Tony Elliott.
Clemson commitment WR Demarcus Robinson made an official visit to Notre Dame over the weekend. He has scheduled his official visit to Clemson for this weekend.
USC commitment DB Brendan Langley visited Georgia for the Ole Miss game. He says he remains firmly committed to USC.
Junior RB Kobe McCrary (5-11 212) of Chipley, FL is hearing from USC, Clemson, Florida State, Florida, Florida International, Pitt, Louisville, Kentucky, Mississippi State and East Carolina among others. He named USC, FSU and Louisville his top three. “Those schools and Mississippi State are the ones showing me the most interest,” McCrary added. The junior running back visited USC the weekend of the Georgia game. “Oh man it was crazy,” said McCrary. “I talked to a lot of the fans and they told me how long they have been coming to games. They’re very loyal and I like that.” He also spoke with some of the Gamecock commitments. “I talked to Devin Washington a lot and he was really cool,” he said. McCrary has been to several games at Florida State and plans to attend a game at Mississippi State. “If Clemson wants me to come there, I’ll visit them too,” he said. McCrary’s season is over and he estimated he gained over 1600 yards on the ground and 23 touchdowns. He did not name a favorite.