WR Isaiah Ford of Jacksonville, FL committed to Louisville about a month ago but is still taking visits. He is in the midst of a road trip that started at USC. From Columbia, he traveled to North Carolina and then to Virginia Tech. Ford is now headed to Ohio State, Louisville, Tennessee, Auburn, Alabama and LSU before returning home. “I really liked South Carolina’s campus…it was really nice,” he said. “They have great facilities. The coaches told me they’re going to keep recruiting me to see if they can change my mind.” Ford chose Louisville last month citing his comfort level with the program. “I just felt really comfortable with them and so did my mother,” said Ford. “Plus, they’re going to let me play football and basketball.” This will be Ford’s first visit to the Louisville campus. “We were up there for a tournament last year but this will be the first time I get to see the campus and the facilities,” he said. Ford said his commitment is “pretty firm” but added he will keep his options open.
RB Stanley Williams of Monroe, GA committed Thursday to Kentucky while on a visit to the school. The former Georgia commitment also looked hard at Clemson and USC among others.
QB Jacob Park of Stratford has Alabama and Georgia at the top of his list after camping at both places last week and throwing for the head coaches. Park told BamaOnline he’s close on a decision and it could come in the next few days or the next week. Park added he might visit Virginia Tech this weekend. He also visited Mississippi State last week.
DB Wesley Green of Atlanta will take an unofficial visit to USC Friday. He also plans to visit Clemson, Tennessee and Louisville this summer. He plans to take all of his visits this fall before making his decision.
DL Abu Lamin of Fort Scott JC, KS will visit Florida Friday. He visited Auburn earlier this month and will visit USC June 21st. He plans to take an official visit to Arkansas in July.
DB Quinten Turner (5-10 177) of Lithonia, GA visited Clemson this spring with one of his teammates and came away impressed. “Me and (LB) Ray Tillman went down on a visit in late April,” said Turner. “They were talking about offering us but I haven’t heard anything from this summer. It’s a nice place. I would like to go to Clemson. The coaches seemed nice and the players seemed nice. If they offer, I would love to go.” His other visits have been to Tennessee and Duke. “I like Tennessee,” he said. “I like Clemson better than all of those…but I like Tennessee. Tennessee was based on athletics and Duke was based on academics. They were both pretty nice.” He just recently camped at Georgia Tech and believes they could offer soon. His offers are from Tennessee, Purdue, Appalachian State, Illinois, Indiana, Middle Tennessee, Duke and Syracuse. He does not have any favorites. As a junior, he had 82 total tackles and five interceptions.
DL Michael Preddy (6-5 250) of Porter Gaud would like to make his decision prior to August. He has several offers that include Georgia Tech, Louisville, Rutgers, Wake Forest and Charlotte with interest from Clemson, USC, NC State and Maryland. He named Louisville, Wake Forest, Charlotte and Georgia Tech has his top schools in no order. “I want to find a school that has a good balance of athletics and academics because my mom is a school teacher and academics are important to her,” said Preddy. The Gamecocks and Tigers have invited him to attend camps this summer but Preddy said that is very unlikely. “I’m going to visit Rutgers and Maryland this summer,” said Preddy. “USC and Clemson probably aren’t in play with me right now.” Preddy has visited several schools and probably will not return for second visits. “I think I’ve seen what I need to see at those schools to make a decision,” he said. He does not have a leader.