RB Nick Chubb of Cedartown, GA was visited by USC recruiter GA Mangus Monday. Chubb is deciding between the Gamecocks, Georgia and Auburn and will announce his commitment May 28th at his school. Chubb said he got another clear message from Mangus. “He said they are taking just one back and hopefully it will be me,” Chubb said. “I feel good about them. They were one of the teams I wanted to go to when I was younger.” Chubb said all three schools are equal with him at this point. “My decision will come down to where I feel most comfortable at and where I think It will fit me best for my future plans and what I want to accomplish in life.” Chubb will visit all three schools one final time before deciding. His USC visit will be either this Sunday or the next one. He will go to Auburn Mary 25th. He has not set a date with Georgia.
WR DJ Neal of Stone Mountain, GA confirmed Monday night what he had tweeted out Sunday night. He will commit to USC Thursday following his spring game. The game will commence at 5:00 PM. Neal said he’s looked closely at the Gamecock program and the chance for early playing time was big to him. “I just looked at the depth chart,” he said. “And I went there and the coaching staff, they were great. I feel like I fit in around the program. The school is just nice. I got along with most of the players. But the depth chart is what really pulled me towards South Carolina.” Neal said he caught 91 passes last season for just under 1000 yards and he believes he can be an asset in the USC offense. “I will be able to make big plays for them,” he said. “Blocking wise, I’ll have that down pat by the time I get to South Carolina. It’s just being a play maker.” Neal said Tennessee and Clemson were the next two on his list. He also has offers from Vanderbilt, North Carolina, Virginia Tech, Michigan State and others. He knows the recruiting pressure won’t end with a commitment to USC. “I’m not going to be really looking at any other schools,” he said. “I might still take visits but it’s going to be pretty hard to pull me away unless something happens with the depth chart. That’s the only thing that might change my mind. I’ve got my mind set on where I’m going to school.” Neal will become USC’s first commitment for the 2015 class when he makes his pledge.
DB Darin Smalls of Summerville says that USC continues to lead for his services. He does not have a list but did name Clemson, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech and Tennessee as schools of strong interest. Smalls is in no hurry to make a decision and is planning to make his announcement National Signing Day. USC and Virginia Tech have been by to see him this spring and Clemson is expected to stop by his practice Tuesday. “(USC) was just checking on me to see how I was doing to asked me about my grades…stuff like that,” said Smalls. “Virginia Tech told me they are looking for a big-time defensive back and they think I fit the bill.” Smalls has plans to take several visits this summer including Virginia Tech, Oklahoma and Tennessee.
Clemson remains the favorite for RB CJ Fuller of Easley. He says that lead is substantial over NC State. Several schools have been by to see Fuller this spring, but none have managed to chip away at the Tigers lead. Fuller has received visits from Clemson, NC State, Tennessee and Louisville. “Clemson just told me they still like me and stuff like that,” said Fuller. His offers are from Clemson, NC State and North Carolina but he may have another. “My coach told me that Louisville told him they had offered me,” he said. “They haven’t told me that so I don’t really know.” Fuller is considering visits to Louisville and Tennessee but has not scheduled any as of yet. His commitment could come very soon. “I might commit later this spring…or maybe wait until the summer,” said Fuller. “I don’t really know.”
LB Tyrell Tomlin of Marietta, GA tweeted out his top five today in order as North Carolina, Tennessee, Clemson, Ole Miss and NC State.