USC DL target Deadrin Senat has committed to South Florida. The Tampa Bay Times reported that Senat committed to the Bulls Monday night. He also considered NC State and was once committed to Florida State.
Maryland head coach Randy Edsall and assistant Mike Locksley met Tuesday with LB Yannick Ngakoue of Washington, DC. USC head coach Steve Spurrier is to have his in home visit later in the week. He’s also considering Florida State.
According to two sources, Clemson apparently has backed off of taking quarterback Asaintii Woulard of Winter Park, FL. Woulard’s father said today they’ve not heard from Clemson in a few days and that has him wondering the same thing. Mike Woulard went on to say that in his opinion, his son was favoring Clemson over UCLA. He visited UCLA last weekend.
USC head coach Steve Spurrier and assistant Steve Spurrier Jr. met Tuesday with LB Tyrell Lyons of Jacksonville. Lyons made his official visit to USC last weekend. His coach Marty Lee said Lyons had an excellent visit to USC and a very good meeting with the two Gamecock coaches. Lyons has been committed to Florida State but Lee said he is up in the air between the Gamecocks and Seminoles at this point. Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher is to meet with Lyons Wednesday and his coach said he’ll make a final decision soon after the visit with Fisher.
Auburn’s offensive coordinator visited today with LB Jonathan Walton of Mobile, AL. The Tigers are talking to him about playing on the offense in an H-Back kind of role. USC is his other finalist and the Gamecocks are recruiting him as a linebacker. He met yesterday with Steve Spurrier and Kirk Botkin.
DL Keith Bryant of Delray Beach, FL had two major revelations Monday night. #1: “I’ve already made up my mind where I want to go,” he said. When pressed, Bryant backed up a little bit. “Out of a 100, it’s a 65-70. Anything can happen.” #2: “Why people think Miami has fallen out?” he asked. “Miami is just as much in the mix,” as USC and Florida State. Bryant made his official visit to USC over the weekend. He did not meet with any coaches Monday but did talk on the phone with Florida State and Miami. Bryant said he’s expecting to meet with head coaches this week with Florida State in Wednesday, USC Thursday and Miami Friday. And he’s still planning to visit Florida Atlantic this weekend. He is scheduled to announce on Signing Day.
DB Adrian Baker of Hollywood, FL says he’s facing a very difficult decision between now and Signing Day in choosing between Clemson and Oklahoma. He’s finished with in home visits. And he’s practically finished with phone calls from coaches, though he did talk with Clemson’s Brent Venables last week. “It’s still 50-50, a touch decision,” Baker said Monday night. “I’m just going to pray about it. I’ve got a week. We’ll see next Wednesday.” Baker is weighing the pros and cons. The problem for him is, he’s finding no cons. “They are both great programs,” he said. “I can’t go wrong with either one. Education is a key factor and both have great education. Both have great football. Coach Dabo is an up and coming coach and he has Coach Venables on board and Coach Reed from NC State. Coach Stoops, nothing I can say about that. He’s Coach Stoops. You can’t go wrong with either one.” So, what will be the deciding factor between two programs so equal in Baker’s mind? “It will just come down to where I want to be.” He’ll make that known on Signing Day.
Clemson’s Dabo Swinney will be the last head coach in contention for DE Carl Lawson of Alpharetta, GA to make his in home visit when he goes in this week, probably Wednesday. Swinney is in Hawaii where he will visit Scott Pagano Tuesday. Gus Malzahn of Auburn, Butch Jones of Tennessee and Larry Fedora have made their visits. Auburn defensive line coach Rodney Garner and two other Auburn assistants visited Monday. Clemson assistants Marion Hobby and Tony Elliott are due in Tuesday. Lawson remains up in the air over everything. “He said coach, I don’t know what I’m going to do,” Milton High coach Howie DeCristofaro said. “He’s going to Auburn this weekend. They’ve all go their positives, they’ve all got their negatives. We’ll get together when he gets back, talk and decide what’s best for him.” Try as he might, DeCristofaro is having a hard time reading the tea leaves. “He’ll say something about one school, like he likes the facilities at Tennessee,” the coach said, “and then he’ll say he feels comfortable at Clemson because of the college atmosphere. And then he’ll say something about the Auburn defensive coaches. He really likes those guys.” Lawson will announce a decision on Signing Day.
2014 RB Dorrell Scott of Havelock, NC is interested in several schools but, once again, named USC his leader. When asked if he had a top five he said, “Not really. South Carolina is my favorite.” The Tar Heel State running back is beginning to schedule his junior day visits and has an idea of some of the schools he would like to see. “Probably South Carolina, Florida, Tennessee and NC State.” he said. “I’m sure I’ll go to more junior days…I am just nott sure where yet.” His offers include USC, Ohio State, Maryland, NC State, North Carolina, Tennessee, Florida State, Virginia Tech and East Carolina among others.
DE Jesse Aniebonam of Olney, MD has released a top five of Clemson, Notre Dame, Maryland, Michigan and Ohio State in no order. He plans a spring commitment.
Recruiters from Clemson and Georgia Tech were by Spring Valley High School Monday to check on junior LB Christian Miller. Miller will visit Clemson Saturday for the Tigers’ Elite Junior Day. This past Saturday he was at Alabama for a junior day. It was his second visit to Tuscaloosa and he met with Nick Saban for a second time, this time for about 15 minutes. Some of Miller’s other offers are USC, North Carolina, NC State, Houston, Duke and Boise State.