LB Tommy Sanders of Butler JC, KS did arrive in Columbia late Friday afternoon for his official visit. Sanders chose to visit USC this weekend over Auburn. He has also visited Texas A&M, Mississippi State and Ohio State. Sanders is a native of Cordele, GA and is a mid-year transfer. He was named honorable mention All American this season after totaling 71 tackles, 8 sacks, 20 tackles for loss and 12 passes broken up.
Recruiters from Syracuse are visiting in the house of DE Ebenezer Ogundeko of Brooklyn tonight. Ogundeko visited Syracuse last weekend. Clemson and Florida are his other two finalists. He has visited both and the head coaches from both have been in. Clemson recruiters also visited Ogundeko earlier this week. He has not indicated a favorite among his three finalists and could have a decision a week from today, the last day of school before the holidays. If not, he’ll wait to announce at the Under Armour game.
DB David Kamara of Loganville, GA has Clemson high on his list even after decommitting earlier this season. The Tigers visited him at his school last week. “They just told me to keep my grades up and to keep in contact with them,” said Kamara. “I’m probably going to visit Clemson in January.” Kamara named Clemson, LSU and Ole Miss as the schools he will most likely visit with a possible trip to Maryland. “I think I’m just focusing on those three right now,” he said of Clemson, LSU and Ole Miss. “They’re all pretty much even.” Kamara has not scheduled any of his trips and wants to wait until after he plays in two all-star games. “I’m playing in the North-South game and then I’m going to play in the Semper Fidelis (All-American) game.” The latter of these games is January 4th in Los Angeles. He does not have a date set for his announcement.
LB Jalen Stevens of Goose Creek will take three official visits next month. He plans to visit Appalachian State, Georgia State and Arizona State. Stevens visited Connecticut earlier this season. “I don’t really have a favorite,” Stevens said. “I’m not sure what I’m going to do.” Stevens says he is concentrating on his academics and that a commitment date has not been set. “I know I’m taking those visits next month but after that, I’m not sure,” he reiterated.
WR Demarcus Robinson of Ft. Valley, GA has himself caught up in an old fashion recruiting tug-of-war according to his coach Chad Campbell. Robinson committed to Clemson last July but this week flipped to Florida after an in home visit from the Gator staff including head coach Will Muschamp. Clemson retaliated yesterday by sending in Chad Morris, Jeff Scott and Robbie Caldwell. Head coach Dabo Swinney had previously visited. “He’s 50-50, or I’d even say 60-40 Clemson,” Campbell said Friday morning. “He’s confused, he’s torn between them. It’s a tough decision. They (Clemson coaches) hit him with all their selling points. They were on top of their game.” Robinson will make his official visit to Florida this weekend then he and his coach will meet Sunday to sort things out. Notre Dame’s recruiter also came in Thursday after the Clemson coaches but Campbell told him the Irish were no longer in play. Robinson made an official visit to Notre Dame November 3rd. He visited Clemson the following weekend.
WR Marquez North of Charlotte was supposed to be at the Shrine Bowl this week where he would get a break from the recruiting scene. But a labrum injury that cost him part of his season forced him out of the game and left him available for recruiters. North Carolina coach Larry Fedora made his in home visit Thursday night. New Tennessee head coach Butch Jones and running back coach Jay Graham also visited this week as did Clemson assistant Danny Pearman. The Tennessee visit took place Wednesday night. “That went really well,” said North’s father Ramando. “He’ll get back to Tennessee to get to know the coaches.” North has taken official visits to Tennessee and Florida. He has scheduled a visit with Clemson for January 11th. Mr. North said the battle is basically between Clemson, Tennessee and North Carolina with Oregon having an outside shot. Oregon also has been by the school. “He’s taking his time,” Mr. North said. “I thought he would make the decision at the Army Game but now he wants to go back to Tennessee and see what they have to offer, so he’s taking his time.”
DL Antonio McGhee of Bossier City, LA still intends to take a visit to USC according to his father, Cray McGhee. McGhee’s father says his son continues to favor USC and Oregon State but, “Has mentioned other schools lately. I don’t really remember what schools he said but I know he said something to me about them.” McGhee, once committed to Tulane, decomitted to look at other schools and has expressed interest in USC, Oregon State, Mississippi State, Oklahoma State and Louisiana Tech. “As far as I know, we’re still going to visit South Carolina and Oregon State,” said Cray McGhee. “I don’t know what’s going on beyond that.” He is unsure if McGhee has a leader.
WR Jordan Berry of Dutch Fork is still waiting on his first offer but has received interest from several new schools. USC continues to send him letters and has invited Berry to attend bowl practices which he plans to do. North Greenville, Wingate and Western Carolina join Elon as other schools showing interest. “They’re all showing a pretty good amount of interest,” said Berry. “And they’re all trying to set up visits for me in January.” He says he may visit all four. “I don’t know too much about them but I do have some former teammates playing at some of the schools,” he said naming North Greenville, Elon and Wingate as those schools. As for what he is looking for he said, “I’ll see how much I like the campus and check out their academics. I also want to go somewhere I can contribute on the field.” He does not have a favorite.
LB Reuben Foster Foster of Auburn, AL, one of the top rated players in the country at his position, will bring more to his college than his talents. He will also bring a three year old daughter. And Foster said child care will play a major part in his decision. “The school I pick has to have a good daycare program and good babysitters in case she wants to spend the night with me and I have football,” Foster told ESPN. “They coaches have to have a good bond with her too. My little girl has to like them and she knows who she likes. She likes Auburn — and she likes Alabama. Those are the only two schools she likes, but she has not seen Georgia yet but I plan to take her there to see them too.” Foster has been committed to Alabama and Auburn at one time or another, most recently to Auburn. He now plans to take his five official visits and is scheduled to visit Washington January 11th. He said USC probably will get a visit as well. He’s also looking at LSU, Georgia and Miami for official visits.
6-8 Demetrius Henry, a USC and Clemson spring signing target from Bradenton, FL, will continue to reel in the offers until he commits. Thursday night Henry picked up an offer from Texas. Some of his other offers are USC, Clemson, Florida State, Miami, Rutgers, Illinois, Memphis, Southern Cal, Kansas State and Houston. Henry visited Rutgers in October. And in his game Thursday night, Henry had 17 points and 6 blocks. USC and Clemson are hoping to get him in for an official visit next year.