QB Mason Rudolph of Northwestern has offers from LSU, Virginia Tech, Ole Miss and Oklahoma State with LSU showing the strongest interest at this point. Rudolph will visit Baton Rouge March 22nd, the first of several trips he plans to make this spring. During his spring break in April, he plans to see Georgia, Auburn, Alabama, Vanderbilt, Ole Miss and Virginia Tech. Rudolph said he remains wide open and does not have any favorites.
DB D’Andre Payne of Washington, DC has narrowed his list to ten schools…Clemson, Florida State, Tennessee, Ohio State, Virginia, Maryland, Georgia Tech, Vanderbilt, Stanford and Michigan. Clemson offered about a month ago. He plans to visit this spring. He has visited Florida State.
WR Braxton Berrios of Raleigh, NC was at Clemson’s practice Wednesday. He has offers from USC, East Carolina, Maryland, Wake Forest, Duke, North Carolina, Minnesota, Virginia Tech, NC State and Kentucky. He plans to visit USC sometime this spring.
ATH Jonathan Lloyd of Graham, NC has offers from USC, Clemson, North Carolina, Duke, Wake Forest, Virginia Tech, Ohio State, Florida, Notre Dame, NC State, West Virginia, Indiana and East Carolina with interest from Georgia, Ole Miss and Oklahoma State among others. Clemson assistant Robbie Caldwell recently visited Lloyd at his school. “He came by to see me just to talk a little,” he said. “We didn’t talk too much football because it’s still in the relationship-building stage.” Lloyd has not heard from USC in about a month. “They still send me letters and stuff but I haven’t really talked to anyone,” said Lloyd. In the last two weeks, he has visited NC State and North Carolina. “The NC State visit was good,” he said. “I got to meet the new coaching staff. UNC, with coach (Larry) Fedora, was about the same. They were both good visits.” Lloyd could visit Clemson and USC this spring but says nothing is finalized. He does not have any favorites and would like to get his list narrowed to eight or less this spring.
DL Jamiyus Pittman of Moultrie, GA has offers from Ole Miss , Kentucky and Florida. Pittman has not heard from Clemson or USC but says he is very interested in both. “South Carolina always has a good defensive line,” he said. “Every time I watch them, they’re always talking about their defense. One of my coaches played at Clemson. He is always telling me about their tradition and how it’s the place to be.” Pittman wants to visit both programs. Thus far, he has visited Florida and Florida State. “I liked them both,” said Pittman. “They talked a lot about academics.” His next to visits will be to Ole Miss and Mississippi State. Pittman totaled 76 tackles, four for loss and 10 sacks. He does not have a leader.
6-1 Seventh Woods of Hammond, one of the top freshmen prospects in the country, went to games recently at Duke and North Carolina. He talked with Mike Krzyzewski of Duke and Roy Williams of North Carolina. Both remain very interested and Williams plans to visit for an upcoming workout. He has not yet been offered.