LB Korie Rogers of Buford, GA committed to Clemson Wednesday afternoon following an unofficial visit with the Tigers. He announced his commitment on Twitter. “I am officially committed to Clemson University,” Rogers wrote. Some of his other offers were Georgia, Auburn, Penn State, North Carolina, Florida and Tennessee. He narrowed his list to Clemson, Georgia and Tennessee. Rogers is regarded as one of the top outside linebacker prospects in the country. Last season he had 100 tackles and 12 sacks. He’s the 8th commitment for Clemson’s 2014 class.
Clemson QB commitment Deshaun Watson of Gainesville, GA did visit Auburn last Thursday and Friday, something Watson had publicly denied. But his coach Bruce Miller confirmed Wednesday that Watson told him Tuesday morning he had indeed visited after being dropped off b one of his high school coaches who was headed to Prattville, AL for a graduation ceremony. Miller was out of town over the weekend and when first quizzed on Monday about Watson possibly visiting Auburn, he said to his knowledge he had not. But Watson gave him the straight story on Tuesday. Miller said Watson remains committed to Clemson and was on the phone Tuesday with Clemson coach Dabo Swinney and assistant Chad Morris to reassure them of his intentions. Miller also said he along with the team’s recruiting coach are now taking control of Watson’s recruitment and he does not expect Watson to take any more visits.
DB Quincy Wilson (6-2 195) of Fort Lauderdale has offers from USC, Clemson, Florida, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Arizona, Auburn, LSU, Arkansas, Notre Dame, Southern Cal, UCLA, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, North Carolina, NC State, Tennessee, Virginia, Virginia Tech and Michigan among others. He has over 40 in all. The Tigers and Gamecocks visited Wilson this spring and Wilson is showing interest in both. “Actually, I’m wide open right now and I plan to visit South Carolina this summer,” he said. “I think it’s in June.” He is teammates with Gamecock LB Skai Moore and has heard good things about their program. “I know they’re winning and it’s an opportunity to play early,” said Wilson. He would like to visit the Upstate as well. “Clemson is a nice place and I want to visit them too to find out more about the program,” Wilson said. Other than USC, he plans to visit Notre Dame, Southern Cal, UCLA, Tennessee, Ohio State, Alabama and LSU over the summer. Wilson plans to begin narrowing his list this summer and is unsure of when he will make a decision. As a junior, Wilson totaled 27 tackles and an interception. He does not have any favorites.
DL Jamiyus Pittman of Moultrie, GA received a visit from Clemson this spring and was invited to attend a camp. The Tigers have not offered but are showing interest in Pittman. “They just told me they would love to have me come to a camp to see what I can do,” said Pittman. “I’m almost definitely going to go, I just don’t know when yet.” He says he is interested in the Tigers. “They win,” he said. “It’s really that simple.” Pittman also received visits from Georgia, Mississippi State and Ole Miss among others. He is Ole Miss for a visit this week. “I’m going there right now,” he said. “I won’t get to see much because there is nothing going on but I can check out the campus and the facilities.” His offers are from Ole Miss, Kentucky, Florida, Mississippi State and Central Florida. He does not have any favorites.
WR Demarre Kitt of Tyrone, GA confirmed via text Tuesday that he will visit Clemson Wednesday. Kitt has visited Clemson multiple times and this will be his last visit with the Tigers before he announces his decision June 10th. Kitt also plans to visit Florida State June 2nd. Tennessee and Ohio State are the other two contenders for Kitt who was once committed to Georgia.
WR Shaq Davidson of Gaffney visited Auburn last Saturday and came out of the weekend listing the Tigers even with USC as his favorites. But Gaffney coach Dan Jones talked with Davidson Tuesday and said he still favors the Gamecocks. “From the get go he’s had a lean to South Carolina,” Jones said. “He’s always liked South Carolina. They started recruiting him the earliest. I think he just wants to make some visits.” Davidson informed Jones Tuesday he has dropped Georgia from his list. Jones said Davidson will visit Tennessee June 14th or 15th and he thinks Davidson will make a visit to Florida State. And Ohio State has been trying to get him to visit as well. Jones’ hope is that Davidson will finalize his plans before the season. “I think I’m going to help him move along in that process,” Jones said with a chuckle. “I’m going to tell Shaq that this (recruiting hype) sounds good, but it isn’t any good.”
LB Dwight Williams of Gardena, CA tweeted out his final 16 schools and Clemson is on his list. The others are Arizona State, Cal, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Michigan, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, Oregon State, Tennessee, UCLA, Stanford and Washington.
LB Chris Register of Greensboro, NC has set June 20th for his announcement date. Clemson, North Carolina and NC State have been his three favorites.
LB Dillon Bates of Ponte Vedra, FL plans to announce July 2nd or 3rd at The Opening in Oregon. He has a top five, in order, of Tennessee, Florida, Alabama, Texas and USC.
ATH Hyleck Foster of Gaffney was offered Wednesday by Georgia Tech. He also has offers from Wake Forest, North Carolina and Alabama State.