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.
The son of former NFL star cornerback Al Harris currently favors USC and could have a final decision by the end of summer. Al Harris Jr. of Fort Lauderdale said Thursday he wants to visit all of his favorites this summer and then make his decision. Those favorites would be USC, Florida State, Arkansas, NC State, Wisconsin and Louisville. Harris Jr. is in touch with USC recruiter Grady Brown and will make USC his first visit. The trips will take place between June 12th and June 24th. “I like the scheme they run and I like that they are successful,” Harris Jr. said in explaining why he favors USC over the others. “Their secondary has been doing very well. The SEC has some good competition and they throw it a lot, and that’s a plus. And coach Brown is a very good coach.” USC was the first major offer for Harris Jr. “They have been at the top from the very start,” he said. Last season Harris Jr. had 22 tackles and 1 interception. He said he normally plays against the opponent’s best receiver. Al Harris played 14 NFL seasons and won a Super Bowl with Green Bay. He had 21 interceptions in his career and was named to the Pro Bowl twice. He currently is an assistant coach with Kansas City.
RB Jonathan Vickers of Jacksonville, FL has offers from Clemson, Florida State, Mississippi State, Vanderbilt, Alabama, NC State, Ole Miss, Louisville, Indiana, Notre Dame, Stanford, Georgia Tech, Wisconsin and Wake Forest among others. Vickers has not heard from Clemson lately and believes that due to commitments the Tigers have already received, Clemson is no longer involved with him. “They’ve already got some running backs committed so I don’t really see anything happening there,” said Vickers. Though the Gamecocks have not yet offered, he does remain interested in USC. “I visited them and it caught my eye,” he said. “I liked the campus and the atmosphere around there. I went into a film meeting and it was pretty cool. I also got to speak to the head coach (Steve Spurrier) and he seemed real cool. I am very interested in South Carolina.” Vickers plans to narrow his list within the next two weeks. “As soon as I figure out which schools I like the most, I’ll start narrowing my list and those are the schools I’ll probably visit this summer,” said Vickers. He does not have a leader.
DL Deshaywn Middleton (6-2 285) of Winston-Salem has offers from The Citadel, NC State, Wake Forest, Appalachian State, Hampton and Duke with interest from USC. Though he has not spoken with the Gamecocks, Middleton says his coach has. “They’re supposed to come by and see me at some point,” said Middleton. “J.T. Surratt is a friend of my brother’s and told me they have asked about me and to just stay patient.” Middleton says that NC State and Wake Forest are showing the most interest. “I’m not going to lie, it’s appreciated,” he said. “I’m really getting to know the new coaching staff at (NC) State and I’m heading back to Wake Forest this weekend.” Even with that, he would love to hear from USC. “J.T. is always coming back showing off his rings,” said Middleton. “I went down there for a game and, man, they get crazy. They have fans like that and they get rings all of the time.” Middleton has family in Charleston and is planning to visit the The Citadel this season. “I’ll probably go down there when they play Appalachian State or something to check them out,” he said. He does not have any leaders saying, “Recruiting is just getting started. It’s too early to have favorites.”
DL Lamont Gailliard of Fayetteville, NC has picked up an offer from Notre Dame. Clemson and USC have also offered.
WR Terry Googer of Atlanta was offered today by Arkansas. USC has been one of his favorites.
6-5 LJ Peak of Gaffney has said little about his recruiting since returning to the state from Chicago. But Thursday he listed on Twitter his top five. In no order, Peak listed USC, Georgetown, Ohio State, Florida State and Connecticut as his favorite five. USC and Florida State visited Peak during the contact period in April.