DB Darin Smalls of Summerville would like to commit prior to his senior season but has not set a date for a decision. “It could be tomorrow and it could be next week…I don’t really know,” said Smalls. He does plan to visit several schools this summer. After recently adding Kentucky to his offer sheet, the Wildcats will receive one of those visits from Smalls. “I’m going to go to Kentucky, Tennessee, Vanderbilt and Oklahoma,” he said. “Kentucky is telling me how much I could help them in their secondary.” Smalls has publicly favored the Gamecocks but now says he does not have a leader. “They’re definitely one of my favorites but I don’t really have a leader,” said Smalls. He wants to begin narrowing his list this month and has remained in contact with USC. “I talk to them all of the time,” he said. ‘They keep telling me how much they want me.” His offers include USC, Clemson, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Louisville, Virginia Tech and Georgia Tech.
Woodruff WR Blake Bone was offered Wednesday by Arkansas. That’s his 11th offer. He has a favorites’ list of USC, Kentucky, Ole Miss, Louisville and Nebraska.
DL Abu Lamin of Fort Scott JC, KS tweeted Wednesday that he will take an official visit to USC June 21st. He has USC and Arkansas at the top of his list. He visited Arkansas earlier this week. He also has offers from Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, Nebraska, Auburn and others.
DB Chris Lammons of Fort Lauderdale is looking hard at USC and has the Gamecocks in his final 15. He plans to visit this summer after building a solid relationship with recruiter Grady Brown who is also the Gamecocks’ secondary coach. “Me and coach Brown are real close,” Lammons said. “We talk a lot, not only about football but about life.” They last talked Sunday. Lammons has never been to USC but know enough about the Gamecocks to like them. “They produce a lot of cornerbacks and put them in the NFL,” he said. “There’s a chance to play early because they play five defensive backs.” The others on his reduced list are Oregon, Florida, Miami, Arkansas, West Virginia, LSU, Ohio State, Alabama, Florida State, Central Florida, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Indiana and Kentucky. He doesn’t plan to announce until Signing Day. Last season Lammons played quarterback and had over 1500 total yards and scored 34 touchdowns. He will play more cornerback this season.
DL Chris Williams of Tyrone, GA has a top five of Ole Miss, Tennessee, USC, Texas A&M and Ohio State in that order. “I like South Carolina because I like coach (Deke) Adams and coach (Steve) Spurrier,” said Williams. “Coach Spurrier seems like a real cool guy and I like the campus and the area. I like Columbia.” Ole Miss is the team to beat for this services. “I’ve got a real good relationship with their coaches,” he said. ” Williams plans to visit Ole Miss next week and does not have any other visits scheduled. He does want to visit each of his top five before committing and plans to commit prior to the season. “I’ve been to Ohio State and I need to get back to Tennessee,” said Williams. “I need to get out to A&M and I’ll go back to South Carolina.” He did not name a date for a decision.
Clemson is in regular touch with WR Corey Holmes of Fort Lauderdale and he plans to visit there this summer. He is going to Notre Dame June 20th and UCLA July 8th. Holmes also plans to visit Oklahoma, Florida, Vanderbilt and Tennessee. Holmes talks with Clemson recruiter Brent Venables on a weekly basis. “He talks to me about what my role in the offense would be,” Holmes said. “I can be that playmaker for them, that guy in the offense.’ Venables checked in on Holmes a couple of times in the spring. Holmes visited Notre Dame and Oklahoma in the spring. He won’t make his decision until after taking his official visits this fall. Some of his other offers are USC, West Virginia, Arkansas, Florida, Florida States, Miami, Michigan, Tennessee, North Carolina and NC State. Last season Holmes had 28 catches for 511 yards and 5 touchdowns.