DE Lorenzo Carter of Norcross, GA is one of the nation’s top prospects for 2014 and already has 27 offers including Clemson and USC. Carter has not narrowed his list and has no favorites but said Clemson and USC will get strong consideration when he shortens his list. “I think both of them have a good shot,” Carter said. He was at Clemson for the USC game and plans to visit USC at some point. He’s been to Georgia Tech for a junior day and he has visited Georgia. Carter said he has no timetable for a decision. “I won’t know until late,” he said. Some of his other offers are Notre Dame, Stanford, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Georgia Tech, Florida State, Ohio State, Michigan, Miami, Nebraska and Arkansas. Last season Carter had 136 tackles with 18 sacks and 40 tackles for loss.
WR Ryeshene Bronson (6-3 195) of Fort Meyers, FL is committed to Florida but plans to visit USC this summer. His offers include USC, Florida, Florida State, Miami, South Florida, Auburn, North Carolina and UMass. “I’m committed to Florida right now, but I’m interested in anyone who is interested in me,” said Bronson. He has visited USC in the past and says the Gamecocks continue to show interest. “They’re telling me that I could play as a freshman if I go there,” he said. “I’ll be there this summer.” His only junior day visit was to Miami. “It went pretty good,” said Bronson. “I like the campus.” Bronson did not mention other possible visits. As a junior he caught 41 passes for 587 yards and five touchdowns.
TE Sean Smith (6-6 220) of Summerville has no offers but is hearing from Clemson, LSU, Miami, NC State, Alabama, East Carolina and Tennessee among others. Clemson was the first to show interest, “They kind of started it all” said Smith. “They’re telling me they like my size and my hands. They want me to put on a few more pounds but they understand that isn’t going to happen overnight.” He plans to camp at Clemson this summer. “I camped there last year and that’s where it started,” he added. Smith attended Charlotte’s junior day and walked away impressed. “Everything is new there,” said Smith. “It’s really nice. It’s probably the school that has impressed me the most.” Smith has attended games at Clemson, NC State, Wake Forest, Duke and North Carolina. He plans to attend as many one-day camps as possible this summer. As for Clemson he said, “It’s a school I will be interested in somewhere down the line.”
TE RJ Tyler of Wagener-Salley is hearing from a number of schools but has not yet been offered according to his coach Kenneth Tucker. Tyler, the son of former SC State and NFL TE Robert Tyler, attended a junior day at NC State. He also camped at USC and Clemson. “Coach Mangus (USC) was by a couple of weeks ago and had a lot of good things to say,” Tucker said. But the coach noted that USC has strong interest and offers out to in-state tight ends Kevin Crosby Jr. and Kalan Ritchie. As for Clemson, Tucker said Charlie Harbison was recruiting Tyler before he left for Auburn and they’ve not heard much from the Tigers since then. Tucker said Tyler is an excellent blocker and is asked to do a lot of that in their offense which is run oriented. He did have 20 catches and 6 touchdowns last season.