Clemson’s Chad Morris and Jeff Scott met with QB Asiantii Woulard of Winter Park, FL Wednesday night at his home before Woulard left for his official visit to UCLA. Woulard flew out to California this afternoon. “They had a great visit,” Woulard’s father Mike said. “They understand he doesn’t want to leave a stone unturned and he’s going to go out and check it out and he will give them a call Sunday and let them know where he stands. I’m sure he’ll have a decision Sunday but I don’t know if he’ll go public with it.” Mr. Woulard said he couldn’t speculate on which team leads right now because his son hadn’t seen UCLA yet. He did say the distance to UCLA is not a factor. Mr. Woulard said Morris and Scott made a strong final pitch to his son. “They were doing a good job of comparing the two schools, Clemson and UCLA, the opportunities and UCLA compared to Clemson. They had a good conversation.” Woulard made his official visit to Clemson last weekend. He also visited South Florida, Kentucky and NC State but the decision is down to the Tigers and Bruins.
Coaches from Miami and Florida State met with DL Keith Bryant of Delray Beach, FL today. Bryant was once committed to the Seminoles. Bryant is scheduled to visit USC this weekend. He has visited Purdue, Florida State and Miami. He’s looking at Tennessee or LSU for his final visit.
LB Yannick Ngakoue of Washington, DC met last night with USC recruiter GA Mangus. He met earlier in the day with Miami. He will announce on Signing Day with the ceremonies at the school slated to begin at 10:00 AM.
DL Montravius Adams has a time set for his announcement on National Signing Day. He will do his thing at 9:45 AM on ESPNU. Adams will visit Georgia this weekend. He has been to Clemson, Florida and Alabama. He’s not sure if he’ll take a fifth visit but if he does it will be to Auburn or Southern Cal.
One of USC’s longest standing commitments is DE David Johnson of Lithonia, GA. He pledged to the Gamecocks in May and has held firm. He made his official visit to USC last weekend and will take an official visit to Vanderbilt this weekend. “It’s the excitement of being able to go,” said Lithonia assistant coach Lloyd Morrison. “With him committing so early, he alienated himself from the entire process. He asked if he could do Vandy. They are going to do what every school will do, but he’s solid with what he’s going to do. David has been a commitment in his mind and heart to South Carolina since the 11th grade. South Carolina was in on him early and they’ve never wavered. Coach Spurrier and coach Ward told him he’s got to be ready to go as a true freshman.” Johnson’s mother will go on the trip with him along with Morrison and head coach Marcus Jelks.
WR James Clark of New Smyrna Beach, FL plans to take two more visits before making his decision his coach said Thursday. Clark will visit Ohio State this weekend for his final official visit, and he plans to visit Florida unofficially the following weekend. “It has been his plan since May to take all of his visits,” coach Lance Jenkins said. “He’s weighing all of his options and will announce on Signing Day. Nebraska, Northwestern, Florida, Clemson and Ohio State are all in it, they are all equal. He wants to take all the visits before he decides.” Ohio State coach Urban Meyer visited with Clark Wednesday night and Florida coach Will Muschamp will meet with him tonight. Clemson coach Dabo Swinney has not made his in home visit yet according to Jenkins. Clark made his official visit to Clemson last weekend. He has also been to Purdue, Northwestern and Nebraska.
USC recruiters Lorenzo Ward and Kirk Botkin paid a visit to LB Jonathan Walton of Mobile, AL Wednesday in an effort to keep the Gamecocks in the race for the former Penn State commitment. They met with him at his school and later watched him train. “It went pretty good,” said Walton who visited USC last weekend. “We have a good relationship.” USC head coach Steve Spurrier plans to visit him next week. Auburn coach Gus Malzhan was in Monday and Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze visited Tuesday. Mississippi State and Minnesota also were in this week. Walton will visit Auburn this weekend, and he does so with no favorite. He had USC out front after that visit but said now he has a top three of USC, Tennessee and Auburn with no leader. “It depends on how my visit goes as to when I’ll make my decision,” he said adding he might take an unofficial visit to Ole Miss. His mother will go with him to Auburn which is about three hours from his home. Walton said distance isn’t a factor in his decision but what is a factor is that he grew up in South Alabama wanting to play for Auburn or Alabama. “I grew up around the Iron Bowl and my dream was to always play in it,” Walton said.
ATH Marcus Edmund of Lower Richland, who has been committed to NC State, was offered last weekend by Clemson and will make an official visit this weekend according to TigerIllustrated.com.
LB Tyrell Lyons of Jacksonville, FL, who has been committed to Florida State, plans to take an official visit to USC this weekend.
Easley RB CJ Fuller has been sitting on an offer from Clemson and will make the short drive to the campus soon for the Tigers first junior day of 2013. Fuller last talked to the Tigers before their bowl game. “They want to sit down with me at the junior day,” Fuller said. “They are still may favorite. That was a big win over LSU, an eye opener. But I’m trying to keep everything open. I think I will commit somewhere soon. I want to see what other offers come in.” Clemson is his only offer at this point and he’s also getting interest from Georgia Tech and North Carolina. Tech also invited him to a junior day. Last season Fuller rushed for 2014 yards and 19 touchdowns.