6-6 Reggie Theus Jr. of Los Angeles signed with USC Wednesday, the first day of the spring signing period, his coach Harvey Kitani told the Los Angeles Times. Theus Jr. is the son of former UNLV and NBA star Reggie Theus who recently was named the head coach at Cal State Northridge. The younger Theus made an official visit to USC last month. He was an all-league performer this season and averaged close to 18 points per game.
USC spring commitment guard Duane Notice of Toronto also signed his letter of intent with USC today. The other spring commitment to this point, guard Jaylen Shaw, plans to sign next week.
Clemson’s top spring basketball recruiting target is 6-10 Sidy Mohamed Djitte of Senegal and he has had Brad Brownell and his assistants on hold since his official visit last weekend. “He’s still going through the thinking process,” said Djitte’s coach at Northwood Temple Academy in Fayetteville, NC Chris Lattimer. “It’s a huge decision. It is truly a life changing decision, so he wants to think through everything. I really admire him for being so thorough.” Djitte has not visited any other schools and has not scheduled any visits. Some of the other schools to offer him are Ohio State, Temple, Cincinnati, Connecticut, NC State, Auburn and Old Dominion.
The spring signing period for basketball commences Wednesday and USC target 6-8 Darryl Reynolds of Philadelphia appears to be focused on two programs. “I think he’s contemplating South Carolina or Villanova,” said Reynolds’ coach at Worcester Academy in Massachusetts Jamie Sullivan. “He’s supposed to visit Seton Hall this weekend. He’s always been really high on South Carolina. He enjoyed his time with Frank (Martin) and everyone down there. I think they are neck and neck with Villanova. He likes being in his hometown and he knows some of those coaches. But the idea of playing in the SEC really intrigues him. Everyone on the (USC) staff did a tremendous job with him.” Reynolds visited USC two weekends ago. He was at Villanova last weekend. Reynolds plans to make his announcement April 23rd at his high school, Lower Merion.
6-9 Demetrius Henry of Bradenton, FL said today he is down to USC and Miami. He will announce his decision next Wednesday.
Charleston Southern signings…6-8 Ty’Quan Biting of Winston-Salem, NC; 6-6 Bakari Copeland of Lithonia, GA; 6-7 Will Saunders of London.
Presbyterian signings…6-4 Reggie Dillard of Greensboro, NC; 6-5 Danny Herrera of Miami Dade JC, FL
The last weekend in June is the target date for the announcement of Bamberg-Ehrhardt TE Kevin Crosby Jr. and USC is the target for the other schools in the chase. “USC is out front,” Crosby’s coach and father Butch said Tuesday night. “They’ve done a great job of recruiting him and keeping on top of him. They’ve done a great job of that. South Carolina is a good little bit in front.” Crosby Jr. is down to USC, Clemson, Florida and Alabama. USC was his most recent visit. He plans to visit Clemson, Florida and North Carolina in June and will probably go back to USC again. Coach Crosby also said Alabama and Clemson are “coming on strong.” He said the decision will be announce on the last Saturday or Sunday in June.
WR Terry Googer of Atlanta has offers from USC, Boston College, Miami, Tennessee, Louisville, North Carolina, Wake Forest, Syracuse, Mississippi State, Vanderbilt, Georgia Tech and Notre Dame. USC, Tennessee and Boston College are showing the most interest, according to Googer, but he says he does not have any leaders. “Everybody is still in it,” he said. However, sources said earlier this week Googer could possibly commit to USC this week. “I want to major in business,” he said. “USC has one of the best international business schools in the country. They’re telling me I could play early, maybe even start as a freshman. They said they want a big receiver to throw the ball up to. It’s also close to home.” Googer has visited USC several times and has developed a good relationship with recruiter Lorenzo Ward. “Every time I come down he shows me a good time,” he said. Googer is expecting Ward to visit him Thursday. Googer will visit Georgia Tech Friday and will return to USC for another trip in the future. Googer played quarterback last season and will play both quarterback and receiver this season as well as some linebacker and safety. Some are recruiting him as an athlete but he said USC sees him as a receiver.
DL Zeek Rodney of South Pointe has offers from SC State and Charlotte and is hearing from Clemson, UCLA, Indiana and Kansas State among others. UCLA and Indiana are showing the most interest in Rodney. “I talked to one of the coaches at UCLA and he told me he liked my motor,” he said. “He told me that I would dominate if I played in the PAC 12. The Indiana coach pretty much said the same thing.” Rodney is showing interest in the two schools. He was unable to attend Clemson’s spring game this weekend because of the ACT but did visit recently. “I went to a junior day there and I’m still interested in them,” said Rodney. Charlotte has their spring game Saturday and Rodney will be in attendance. He does have any favorites and distance to home is not an issue for him.\
LB Jalen Williams of Blythewood has picked up offers from Furman and Appalachian State.