LB Richard Yeargin III of Hollywood, FL picked up an offer from Kentucky Tuesday and is beginning to take things in stride. “I’m past the point of getting too excited about each offer,” said Yeargin. “I am trying to keep a level head and focus on the right things.” Yeargin will visit Florida Friday for a spring practice, his first trip this spring. “I’ve been there before but it’s been so long that I just want to take it all in and learn about the program,” he said. He plans to visit Clemson this summer and wants to attend a game in Columbia. “I would love to go to a game at South Carolina,” said Yeargin. He maintains contact with both schools. “I’m still building a relationship with Clemson,” he said, “and I still talk to coach Grady (Brown) on Facebook.” Yeargin does not have any favorites and says he is at least three months away from narrowing his list. He plans to be a signing day decision.
DL KJ Ford of Bluffton visited NC State last Saturday and was offered by the Wolfpack according to his coach Ken Cribb. That was the first major offer for Ford who has some offers from smaller programs. “He passed up the state track meet because the head coach (at State) wanted to see him in person,” Cribb said. Ford and his sophomore teammate, DE Shamiek Blackshear, will visit Florida and Florida State April 5th and 6th. Ford was at USC’s junior day in February and the Gamecocks continue to show interest. Clemson is not showing much interest. As for Blackshear, he’s still sitting on six offers….USC, Clemson, North Carolina, NC State, Florida and Florida State.
DB Darius Harvey of Tallahassee has a scheduled a trip to USC. He will visit April 6th. “I’ve been talking to coach (Kirk) Botkin and he told me he has heard some good things about me,” said Harvey. “He’s going to come check me out this spring to evaluate me.” Though he has not received an offer, Harvey continues to hear from USC, Florida State and NC State among others. He visited FSU for a junior day and goes to Middle Tennessee April 20th. Harvey has expressed interest in the Gamecocks. “I’m pretty interested in several schools but I don’t have any favorites,” he said. “I just want to play well for coach Botkin this spring.”
Clemson commitment RB Dalvin Cook of Miami is visiting Florida today and will be at South Florida this weekend.
Clemson Wednesday offered Belton-Honea Path LB Kendall Joseph. Joseph was at Clemson for their scrimmage. He also has offers from UCLA, Furman and Appalachian State.
USC has offered RB Gerald Owens of Westville, NJ. He has about 25 offers including Florida State, West Virginia, Florida, Tennessee, Wisconsin and Boston College.
RB Caleb Kinlaw of Goose Creek says Tennessee and North Carolina are his current top two.
OL Christian Taylor of White Knoll was at USC Tuesday to watch spring practice. Taylor said he focused on the offense line so he could get a good feel for what it takes to play at the SEC level. “I got to compare myself to see what they look for in an offensive lineman,” Taylor said. “I got to compare myself to DJ Park. I’ve got an idea of what they want there and I could be what they are looking for.” Taylor talked some with offensive line coach Shawn Elliott but the two did not discuss an offer. “I hope to show them some improvement in spring practice and land an offer,” he said. Taylor will attend USC’s spring game and will go to Tennessee’s the next weekend. He is going to Marshall April 8th. He’s also hearing from Florida International. NC State and Coastal Carolina are his two offers.
The Believe Prep duo of 6-3 Shadell Millinghouse and 6-6 Leroy Fludd will make the short drive down from Rock Hill to USC next week for an unofficial visit. Their coach, Tyson Waterman, likely will take place during the middle of the week. Both players visited USC for the Ole Miss game during this past season. They have not scheduled any official visits yet. USC is their common offer and Waterman says going to the same school is something the players are considering. Millinghaus also has offers from West Virginia, Oregon, Providence, Virginia Tech and Tennessee while Fludd also has offers from Utah, Colorado State and Rutgers. Waterman said he’s holding an open gym at the school to allow recruiters to come thru and watch his players and several schools have been thru, though USC has not been one of them.