Rising junior WR DJ Neal of Stone Mountain, GA tweeted Sunday night his intention to commit to USC Thursday following his spring game. Neal has since removed that tweet from his account, but his close friend and current Gamecock commitment Bryson Allen-Williams congratulated Neal on his Twitter account. “Proud of my little bro @guapo_pluto being the first commit of the 2015 class at South Carolina he makes it official Thursday,” Allen-Williams tweeted. Neal was offered by the Gamecocks last week and tweeted at that time that he would be committing, he just didn’t know when. Neal’s other offers include Clemson, Tennessee, North Carolina, Vanderbilt, Cincinnati, Michigan State, Virginia Tech and Connecticut.
Clemson was by to check on RB Derrell Scott of Havelock, NC Monday. Clemson is one of his offers and has made a bit of move with Scott who has had USC and Florida State as his favorites.
WR Demarre Kitt of Tyrone, GA has set June 10th for his commitment date and is down to Clemson, Tennessee and Ohio State. All three schools have been by to see him this spring. Kitt is not hinting at a favorite and had high praise for each school during an interview at a recent combine. “Clemson has been in it since day one and they really showed me what I can do when I get there,” Kitt said. “Their depth chart is small right now and I’ve got an opportunity to come in and play as a freshman.” Kitt has visited Clemson on multiple occasions. He’s also been to Tennessee and Ohio State. “I love the Tennessee coaches and their offense and they have the same depth chart as Clemson,” he said. “They are real skinny, too, and that’s another opportunity. Ohio State is The Ohio State. Coach Meyer, everything is a plus up there. Good campus, good school.” Kitt added that distance will not be a factor in his decision. Working in Clemson’s favor is his friendship with Tiger quarterback commitment Deshaun Watson.
WR Trey Quinn of Lake Charles, LA is seeing a lot of coaches come thru his school this spring according to his father. Clemson is one of his offers and the Tigers are in good shape with him at this point. “Clemson is one of his top choices and they are doing a great job of recruiting him,” his father said. “I think he has narrowed it down some but we are not ready to say anything publicly. But Clemson is definitely one of them.” Quinn plans to take several visits this summer and a stop at a Clemson camp is likely. There is no timetable for a decision. Some of Quinn’s other offers are Mississippi State, LSU, Notre Dame, Ole Miss, Oklahoma State, Texas Tech, Texas, Cal, Georgia Tech, Nebraska and Duke. Last season Quinn had 111 catches for 2094 yards and 26 touchdowns.
WR Jaylen Barbour of Monroe, NC has offers from USC, East Carolina, North Carolina, Duke, West Virginia, NC State, Charlotte and Appalachian State. Several schools have been by to see Barbour this spring, including Clemson. “They just wanted to invite me down to their camp on June 6th,” said Barbour. “If I can go, I will. I think we’re having our Jam that day though.” USC has not been by to see Barbour this spring and Barbour is unsure if they plan to visit him. “I hope they do,” he joked. Thus far, his plans for the summer are to attend a camp a Duke and North Carolina’s Elite camp. Barbour said Duke is his favorite among his offers and the Blue Devils have been showing him the most interest. He also likes USC, NC State, West Virginia and North Carolina.
After some anxious weeks in the recruiting of 6-10 Sidy Mohamed Djitte, Clemson’s hard work and patience paid off Saturday afternoon with a commitment from the native of Senegal. Djitte was thought to be a practical lock to Clemson after his official visit in April. But he decided to visit Cincinnati and Memphis and that kept Brad Brownell and staff on edge. But the Tigers won the battle and gained their second big man for the 2013 class. ‘It’s a great fit for Sidy,” said his coach at Northwood Academy in Fayetteville, NC Chris Lattimer. “It’s an opportunity for him to go in and impact the team. With his size and length, above average shot blocking and rebounding, he can help at the five. He has a chance to really help this team. They have a good, young nucleus at Clemson. They are a little thin at the post and he helps their depth. It’s a good fit for both.” Djitte averaged 17 points and 12 rebounds per game last season. “He needs to continue to get stronger and develop his offensive game,” Lattimer said. “Defensively I think he’ll be good for them. He needs to work on a go to move and a counter move.” Djitte will sign his letter of intent early next week and is the fourth recruit for the 2013 class.