QB Drew Barker of Hebron, KY attended Kentucky’s junior day Saturday and will make two visits to USC this spring. “It was a good visit,” he said of his time in Lexington. “The basketball game was fun. They are towards the top.” Barker has had USC and Tennessee at the top of his list but he’s wiped the slate clean for now. “No favorites,” he said. “I’m taking visits this spring and then will narrow it down.” He also has offers from Louisville, Purdue, Tennessee, North Carolina, Illinois, Cincinnati, Indiana, Ole Miss and Miami. He will visit USC for a junior day March 22nd and will stay thru the 24th. And he plans to return for the Gamecocks’ spring game weekend April 12-14. Barker is the only quarterback USC has offered thus far for the 2014 class. Another quarterback who plans to attend USC’s March 23rd junior day is Tyler Harris of Blackshear, GA.
OL Mason Cole of Tarpon Springs, FL committed to Michigan Monday. Clemson and USC were among his offers.
RB Elijah Hood of Charlotte announced a new top three Monday of Notre Dame, Michigan and Ohio State in order. He visited the three schools over the weekend. North Carolina had been #2 on his list. Clemson is one of his other offers he’s been considering.
Clemson has offered WR Dallis Todd of La Mirada, CA. He also has offers from Florida, Nebraska, Ohio State and Texas A&M. He was at Southern Cal Saturday and will visit Ohio State April 6th. He also wants to visit Clemson.
Coastal Carolina head football coach Joe Moglia announced today the addition of Trey Gattison to the 2013 recruiting class. Gattison is a 6-0, 175-pound receiver from Hartsville.
Former Clemson commitment DB Dylan Sumner-Gardner visited Texas Saturday and was offered by the Longhorns.
OL Donnell Stanley of Latta attended North Carolina’s junior day Saturday. It was his second visit to the campus but this time he got a chance to get a close up look at things. “He got a chance to tour the campus and to talk to coach Fedora with some one on one time,” said Stanley’s mentor Chris German. “He likes coach Fedora, he thinks he’s a great guy. You can tell he’s an intense coach from the way he talks but he’s a down to earth guy.” Stanley plans a third visit to UNC for a spring practice. He’s also going to attend a USC baseball game. Outside of that, Stanley has nothing else planned because of his own baseball season. German said Notre Dame is starting to make a big push for Stanley, and he expects Florida State and Arkansas to be the next to offer. And Oregon has been in touch and plans to scout Stanley this spring. German said Stanley remains open regarding favorites.
OL Orlando Brown of Suwanee, GA was scheduled to attend Georgia’s junior day recently but was unable to make the trip. Brown cited a family situation for preventing him to go. Brown has named USC among his top ten schools along with Georgia but is in no hurry to narrow the list. “I don’t know when I’ll do it,” he said. “I haven’t really thought about it. USC has remained in touch with Brown. “I hear from them all of the time,” said Brown. “I get hand-written letters and have talked to coach (G.A.) Mangus quite a bit.” Brown named Arkansas and Oklahoma as his next two destinations and plans to visit California during spring break. As for Arkansas and Oklahoma he said, “They’re both showing me a lot of interest and I really like their head coaches.” Brown is planning a return trip to USC that could come during spring practice. He did not name a leader.
DB Step Durham (5-11 185) of Jacksonville, FL has offers from North Carolina, NC State, Georgia Tech, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Kentucky, Vanderbilt, Nebraska, Tennessee and Minnesota with interest from USC, Georgia, Florida, Florida State and Notre Dame among others. He has visited USC several times and is showing interest in the Gamecocks. “Steve Spurrier, Jr. has come by to talk to me and told me he wants me to come down for a visit,” said Durham. “I’ve visited there two or three times. It’s a great program that is close to competing for championships.” Durham visited FSU last weekend for a junior day. “They’re a lot like South Carolina in that they’re competing for championships. Both are great programs.” Durham does not any favorites. He had three inceptions as a junior.