OL Tyrone Crowder of Hamlet, NC has named Clemson and Georgia as his final two. He plans to take official visits to both schools. His Clemson visit is scheduled for January 11th while his Georgia visit has not been scheduled to date. Crowder’s most recent visit was to the Upstate. “I went down to the Clemson-South Carolina game,” said Crowder. “They lost but it was still a good game. I had a really good time.” The Tigers continue to show Crowder a great deal of interest and have been the only program by his school to visit him of late. “Yeah, (Clemson) came by but Georgia hasn’t,” he admitted. His decision could come before National Signing Day. “It could take that long but I don’t know if it’ll take that long,” he said. Crowder says his final two schools are even.
Longtime Florida State commitment DB Adrian Baker of Hollywood, FL will take an official visit to Clemson this weekend. He will visit Oklahoma the following weekend. Coaches from both schools were by to visit with him Wednesday. “Clemson just wants to get me on campus,” said Baker. “They’re telling me that I could come in and make an immediate impact on defense.” Baker began to waiver on his commitment to the ‘Noles after the departure of then defensive coordinator Mark Stoops to Kentucky. He is scheduled to visit FSU January 11th but is unsure of that trip. “I don’t know if I’m going now,” he said. “We will just have to see.” As for his commitment to Florida State Baker said, “I don’t really want to talk about it. You will have to take a wait-and-see approach.” Baker did not mention any other schools he would consider and did not want to comment on a time frame for his decision.
DL Keith Bryant of Miami will take an official visit to USC January 18th. He has the Gamecocks third behind Miami and Florida State. “They came and visited me last week,” said Bryant. “They’re telling me they want me bad and that it’s my decision. They told me they’ll wait on me.” Bryant was a long-time commitment to Miami but recently decommitted from the Hurricanes. “I’m really trusting me mom right now and I want her to see all of the the schools and tell me what she thinks,” he said. Bryant heads to Oklahoma for an official visit next weekend. He is unsure of other visits. “I’ll probably (visit) Florida State but I don’t know right now,” he admitted. Bryant does not have a date set to announce his decision.
DE Carl Lawson of Alpharetta, GA, who has been committed to Auburn, told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution three of his official visits will be Clemson. Ole Miss and Southern Cal.
Freshman quarterback Avery McCall of Dillon was offered Wednesday by USC. That’s his second offer. East Carolina was the first to offer.
Junior DB Nick Glass of Atlanta is letting his commitment to Georgia stand for now. But the question is for how much longer? “I’m still committed but they’ve got five over safety commitments,” Glass said. “I don’t know what to do about that. It kind of worries me a little bit.” Clemson, Alabama, Vanderbilt, UCLA, Ohio State, Notre Dame and Florida State have moved in strongly with Glass with Clemson in the strongest position to overtake Georgia. “Clemson is real low in safeties and they know they give up a lot of points,” he said. “They have one of the best defensive coordinators in the country in Coach Venables. I know it won’t be given to me but there’s a chance for early playing time there.” Glass said Clemson leads the schools lining up behind Georgia with Alabama, Ohio State, and UCLA the other top schools. He’s also hearing from USC and Lorenzo Ward has been by his school a couple of times (“They are recruiting my close friend Shaq Wiggins pretty hard”) but the Gamecocks are not in his top group. Glass said he is transferring to another school in the Atlanta area and will announce his new school this weekend. He’s also thinking about graduating early. He will make a decision before his senior season. This season Glass has 85 tackles and 3 interceptions.