Clemson’s recruiting run thru the state of Georgia continued Thursday as the Tigers landed a commitment from one of that state’s top prospects for the second straight day. WR Demarre Kitt of Tyrone, a one time Georgia commitment, committed to the Tigers one day after an unofficial visit. His commitment follows on the heels of one made Wednesday by standout linebacker Korrie Rogers of Buford. Five of the Tigers’ nine commitments for the 2014 class are from Georgia. Kitt picked Clemson over Tennessee and Ohio State. He announced his commitment via Twitter with a message to his good friend and future teammate QB Deshaun Watson. “Aye bro @ShaunWatson4 you ready to break records together? I am officially committed to #clemson university,” he wrote. “It seems like a family and I like their offense,” Kitt said earlier this year. “They showed me what I can do when I get there. Their depth chart is small right now and I’ve an opportunity to come in and play as a freshman.” Last season Kitt had 76 catches for 1236 yards and 11 touchdowns.
Clemson picked up its second commitment of the day Thursday afternoon and its third in two days with a pledge from LB Chris Register (6-4 220) of Greensboro, NC. Clemson was the first to offer Register and was at the top of his list throughout the recruiting process. He also had offers from North Carolina, NC State, Duke, Wake Forest, Tennessee, Ole Miss, Florida State, East Carolina and Indiana. Last season Register had 110 tackles with 7 sacks. He’s Clemson’s 10th commitment for the 2014 class.
TE Kevin Crosby Jr. of Bamberg-Ehrhardt has not yet made his decision and won’t do so until Friday night or Saturday morning according to his coach and father Butch Crosby. Crosby Jr. is to announce his decision at Noon on Saturday at the Savannah Creek Baptist Church in Ehrhardt. He is considering USC, Clemson, Alabama, North Carolina and Florida. Florida State called this week but the Seminoles are not going to be able to get into the mix. “Everything is still the same,” said coach Crosby. “We’re not going to sit down and talk about it until late Friday. He’s taking finals this week in school so we don’t want to get into it too much. So we’ll sit up late Friday night and talk about it or early Saturday morning.” Crosby Jr. has not talked to any of the recruiters from his final five this week. And the coach said his son is not going to make a spectacle of the announcement. “I just think he’s going to talk and then he’s just going to come out of his announcement,” he said. “I don’t like the idea of putting a bunch of schools up there and trying to do it that way. That’s just my personal feeling. You know where you want to go so once you make that decision, put the hat on and we’ll move on from there.” In April, coach Crosby stated that USC was the favorite but since then he and his son have taken non-committal position regarding a front runner. He visited USC in April. He also visited Alabama twice earlier in the year. He also made visits to Clemson, Florida and North Carolina.
QB Mason Rudolph plans to announce his college choice Wednesday at his school. He has Oklahoma State and LSU at the top of his list but he will visit Virginia Tech this weekend.
DB Kendall Randolph of Tallahassee has a top five of USC, Miami, Florida State, Alabama and Georgia. He has set an unofficial visit to USC for June 21st. “The visit I will take will be to find out more about the program and hang out with the coaches for a day,” Randolph said. “South Carolina was my first official offer. They are just somebody I’ve kept in my mind and I’ve kept in touch with the coaches.” Randolph added he’s in regular contact with recruiter Kurt Botkin. He also will visit Georgia, Alabama, Miami and possibly Stanford. He has no order to his favorites and hopes to make a decision by summer’s end, but he won’t rush it. And Randolph said he won’t be afraid to go away from home for college. “If my best option is going out of state, then I don’t have a problem going there because I’ll always be presented with the time to come home and see my family.” Randolph is being recruited as a corner and had 40 tackles and 7 interceptions last season.
TE Cole Cook (6-5 235) of Carrollton, GA has offers from Mississippi State, Missouri, Cincinnati, NC State, Boston College, Illinois, Maryland and Western Kentucky among others with interest from USC. The Gamecocks paid him a visit recently. “They came by this spring but didn’t come to a practice,” said Cook. “They just told me they’re looking at me and planning on taking some tight ends in this year’s class.” USC has invited Cook to a camp this summer and he is strongly considering. “I like them a lot and am very interested,” he admitted. “I went their once when I was in the eighth grade and I really liked it. They have a strong program and a tradition of winning.” Cook plans to attend several camps this summer to include Alabama, Georgia, Ole Miss and Vanderbilt. He named NC State, Mississippi State, Cincinnati, Boston College and Missouri among his favorites in no order.
DE Jalyn Holmes of Norfolk, VA updated his top three on Twitter today as Ohio State, Florida State and Clemson, in no order. He plans to be at Clemson June 12th for a camp. He camped there last year as well.
WR Blake Bone of Woodruff was offered today by Georgia Tech. That’s his tenth offer. Clemson and USC also have offered.
RB Nick Chubb of Cedartown, GA made a visit to USC Thursday, the last of the three unofficial visits he planned to make to his favorites before making his decision. He went to Georgia and Auburn last week. Chubb hopes to make his decision as soon as he can and one could come any day. He has not given an indication of a favorite.