DL Poona Ford of Hilton Head Wednesday landed an offer from Ohio State according to his coach BJ Payne. That’s the 21st offer for Ford. Some of the others are Illinois, Arkansas, Kansas State, Tennessee, North Carolina, Arizona, Georgia Tech, Michigan, Oklahoma State and Ole Miss. Ford has visited USC and Tennessee and those two remain out front for him.
QB Mason Rudolph of Northwestern has four offers with none from South Carolina schools. “Clemson already has a quarterback committed and USC has only offered that kid from Kentucky (Drew Barker), I think,” said Rudolph. “We’ll see what happens.” His offers are from LSU, Ole Miss, Virginia Tech and Oklahoma State. He recently took advantage of spring break by visiting Georgia, Alabama and Ole Miss. “Georgia was great,” he said. “We got to meet with coach (Mike) Bobo and see a practice. We toured the campus and it’s a nice town. I had a lot of fun. It’s a great program with great people.” Ole Miss was a little more intense. “They’ve offered me so their interest level is obviously a little higher,” said Rudolph. “We got more personalized attention. I got a full day of recruiting and met with a lot of guys there. Afterwards, we went to the baseball game so it was a lot of fun.” LSU continues to show Rudolph the most attention. “I got a chance to go down there March 18th,” he remembered. “It was awesome. We met with the players and got to see the stadium. The next day they scrimmaged in the stadium and we had a lot of fun.” He does not have any favorites and is expecting several schools to stop by during his team’s spring practices. Rudolph wants to narrow his list down to two-to-four teams this summer.
WR Trevon Lee (6-1 175) of Ft. Lauderdale has offers from USC, Louisville, South Florida California, Southern Cal, Stanford, Duke, Wake Forest, East Carolina, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Vanderbilt, Missouri, Purdue and Syracuse among others. He has visited USC twice and was there for the Georgia game. “I like South Carolina a lot,” he said. “It was a great game and a great atmosphere. They have a nice school. It was a great experience.” Lee does not have any favorites but expressed interest in the Gamecocks. “They told me they like how I play and think I can play at the next level,” said Lee. “I haven’t talked to coach (Grady) Brown in a while but I’m going to call him up soon.” Lee’s only other visits were to USF and Florida. This summer he plans to visit the “North Carolina schools” as well as Stanford, Cal and Southern Cal. “I don’t know if I’ll visit South Carolina again,” he admitted. “I need to talk to my parents and see what they think is best.” Lee does not have a time frame for a decision.
Teammates 6-3 Shadell Millinghaus and 6-6 Leroy Fludd of Believe Prep in Rock Hill are working on visit plans their coach Tyson Waterman said Wednesday night. USC has been recruiting the pair and they have twice visited the campus. Waterman said USC is still involved with his players and he hoped to have more information Thursday about their upcoming plans. Fludd said Wednesday night he planned to take official visits to USC and Colorado State though neither had been scheduled at this point.
6-10 Sidy Mohamed Djitte of Senegal has decided to take at least a second official visit. According to his coach at Northwood Temple Academy in Fayetteville, NC Chris Lattimore, Djitte will visit Cincinnati this weekend. He visited Clemson last weekend. Djitte has not scheduled any other visits. Some of his other offers include Ohio State, Temple, Connecticut, NC State, Auburn and Old Dominion.