USC has offered 6-5 Leroy Fludd of Believe Prep in Rock Hill and his teammate 6-3 PG Shadell Millinghaus according to their coach former Winthrop star Tyson Waterman. Both will be scheduling official visits with the Gamecocks once they have a chance to talk with Frank Martin again after their season is completed in a couple of weeks according to their coach, and those visits will take place in early April. “He really likes them,” Waterman said of Fludd’s interest in the Gamecocks. “They are right around the corner from our program so we can keep our arm around him, and he has family in South Carolina. They are one of the favorable choices at this time.” Last year at Boys & Girls High School in New York Fludd led his division in rebounding and scoring in leading his team to a state championship. USC was recruiting Fludd last year but he decided to attend prep school for a year for another season of maturing before going to college. This season he is averaging 26 points and 10 rebounds per game. He is also expected to visit Utah, Colorado State and West Virginia. He was committed to Rutgers last year before deciding to go to the prep school. Millinghaus is a native of Brooklyn and his brother is a freshman guard at Ole Miss. He’s averaging 28 points per game and also has offers from Oregon, West Virginia, Loyola Marymount, Providence, Virginia Tech and others. “He wants to stay close,” Waterman said. “I would love to place him with coach Martin. I think he has great potential. Oregon is high on him. I do know he likes USC. They are in the top three for both of them.”
DE Da’Shawn Hand of Woodbridge, VA will visit Michigan this weekend. That’s one of his top five schools along with USC, Alabama, Virginia Tech and Florida. He has also been to Alabama and Virginia Tech and plans to visit USC and Florida this spring.
WR Braxton Berrios of Raleigh visited Clemson for a spring practice Wednesday and Thursday he revealed he had been offered by the Tigers. “Just got offered by Clemson University!” Berrios tweeted out Thursday afternoon. The Tigers join USC, East Carolina, Maryland, Wake Forest, Duke, North Carolina, Minnesota, Virginia Tech, NC State and Kentucky as offers for Berrios who has had USC high up on his list. Last season Berrios had 1142 receiving yards with 22 touchdowns. He also rushed for 766 yards and 10 scores.
DL Peyton Newell of Hawatha, KS has not firmed up a favorite’s list just yet but he knows where he will spend one of his official visit tickets…USC. The date has not been set. Newell attended USC’s junior day last month and has remained in touch with the Gamecocks. He says they are still strong with him. “They are coming up this spring when their camp is over,” he said. ‘I’m getting a lot of handwritten mail. I was going to announce a top five next week during my spring break but I’ll wait until the end of summer. There’s a really good chance they (USC) will be in the top five.” Newell is up to 29 offers with Arkansas, Georgia and Oklahoma three of the most recent. He has been to Kansas for a junior day and will go to either Georgia or Alabama this spring. Alabama hasn’t offered but is showing a lot of interest. Some of his other offers are Nebraska, UCLA, TCU, Oklahoma State, BYU and Arizona State.
LB Bryson Allen-Williams of Ellenwood, GA will continue his spring tour of schools Saturday when he visits Tennessee. He also has been to USC, Alabama and Georgia and he plans to get to Clemson soon. He will return to USC later this month for another junior day. Allen-Williams has a top ten of USC, Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Tennessee, Michigan, Auburn, Arkansas, Wisconsin and NC State. And that’s the order for now. “It might change as I develop relationships with new coaches,” he said. “I like Florida State a lot and they could slide in.” Clemson is another school to watch for. “I’ve developed a good relationship with coach Hobby and coach Venables,” he said. “They are hitting me up hard and I really like Clemson.” Allen-Williams said USC recruiter Lorenzo Ward is in touch with him every day. “He talks a lot to my mom on Facebook,” he said. Allen-Williams had set August 9th for a decision but it might not happen then. “It’s getting pretty hard,” he said. “I don’t want to rush anything.”
QB Elijah Staley (6-6 205) of Marietta, GA named Miami, Florida State, Georgetown, Georgia, Georgia Tech and Auburn as some of his offers with USC showing interest. “I’ve heard from South Carolina,” said Staley. “I think they are close to offering. They really like my game and think I would fit well in their system.” As for his interest in the Gamecocks, Staley said, “I’m kind of interested. I haven’t visited but I might.” His visits thus far were to Georgia, Georgia Tech, Alabama, Florida and Vanderbilt. “I liked them all,” he said. “I love the campuses, the coaches and the atmospheres.” Staley does not have a time frame for a commitment and is in no hurry to narrow his list. He did not name a leader.