DL Abu Lamin of Fort Scott JC, KS is now USC’s to lose after hosting him for an official visit over the weekend. Lamin visited Florida the previous weekend and favored the Gators after that trip. But the Gators picked up a couple of defensive line commitments and that, combined with what he experienced in Columbia, has Lamin now singing the praises of the Gamecocks. “South Carolina is my number one right now,” Lamin said Sunday afternoon. “It’s not like I’m scared of competition but that’s not the deal the Florida coaches had with me. I’m not completely worried about all that but Florida is my number two and South Carolina is my number one. I can come in there and made an immediate impact with some great players.” Lamin was hosted by DE Chaz Sutton and spent a lot of time with DE Jadeveon Clowney. Lamin said while he enjoyed everything, he didn’t consider committing on the visit. “I can tell this is my kind of place, my kind of vibe back in the Carolinas,” the Fayetteville, NC native said. “Me and coach (Deke) Adams talked about everything and he knows where I stand. And I kicked it with coach Ward a lot. We definitely bonded. Everything coach Adams has told me has been nothing but the truth. I like the state of South Carolina, and to be back home and have all the connections that everybody can come watch you play from back home is a great thing.” Lamin said he will be back home in early July and might try to visit USC again with his mother. Another highlight of the visit for him was about a 30 minute meeting with Steve Spurrier in his office at the stadium. “He was a funny guy,” Lamin said. “He told me South Carolina wants me, they want to see me play there. I’m from the Carolinas and they think I can make an immediate impact. I loved everything coach Spurrier was telling me.” Lamin also checked out the facilities, the campus and the dorms. Lamin has three more official visits he can take. He is scheduled to visit Arkansas July 19th and is also looking at Arizona State, Georgia, Tennessee, Nebraska and Auburn. He hopes to make a decision by the end of summer but if not, then during his bye week this season.
DL Albert Huggins (6-5 283) of Orangeburg-Wilkinson is projected as one of the nation’s top prospects in the 2015 class and he has 11 offers at this point…USC, Clemson, Florida State, Florida, Alabama, Tennessee, Louisville, Georgia, NC State, North Carolina and SC State. His only visit this summer was to Clemson’s camp earlier this month. “I enjoyed myself and learned a lot of things I can use in my games,” Huggins said. “The coaches were saying they love me and they want me up there but they are not going to pressure me to come.” Huggins did not make it to USC’s camp Saturday because he went with some teammates to a seven on seven event in Sumter, but he has talked with recruiter Everette Sands and has met defensive line coach Deke Adams. “He talked a lot about school and how good I can be and how I can fit in,” Huggins said. “I asked some questions about the graduation rate and how the 2015 recruiting class is looking, stuff like that.” At this point, Huggins says he’s carrying no favorites. “I’m trying to keep an open mind,” he said. However, he did grow up a Georgia fan, so he faces a pair of dilemmas this season with the Bulldogs playing Clemson and USC. “I try to keep up with them and that’s the school on Saturday’s I root for,” Huggins said. “When I first got the offer, It was my dream offer, but the situation is, you never know, I’ve got two more years and you never know how my mind will be. I know I’ll be visiting other schools the next two years, but my mind set is toward Georgia and all the rest of the schools are chasing. But I don’t know yet.” So, when Georgia plays Clemson, who does he pull for? “That’s a tough one,” he said. “I have to be equal on that one. Whoever wins it, I have to congratulate them.” And when USC faces the Dogs? “I don’t know, treat that the same. I just can’t pick one.” Huggins said he does not have a timetable on a commitment, and he will not be an early graduate from high school.
DL Harold Landry of Fayetteville, NC has been committed to Boston College since April and he will visit there this coming weekend. “It’s a solid commitment,” Landry said Sunday night. He continues to hear from Clemson and USC. “I heard from Clemson about a week ago and they’re trying to get me down for another visit,” he said. “I heard from USC last Sunday and coach Adams wants me to come down and take another look.” Landry said Ohio State and Miami also continue to contact him. “It’s nice that so many schools are coming after me and telling me how much they really want me,” Landry said. “But I’m really just set on Boston College right now.” But if Landry did decide to look around, Clemson and USC would not be a priority. He said Miami, Ohio State and Florida State are his three favorites after BC.
DB Dominique Brown of Ocala, FL wants to make a decision in the next three weeks and USC may be his destination. “I feel like it’s going to be South Carolina, to tell you the truth,” said Brown. “They’ve been with me since my freshman year and two other players from Trinity Catholic have gone there before me (WR Dion Lecorn and DB Antonio Allen). One is in the NFL (Allen).” Brown has offers from USC, Florida International, Middle Tennessee, Central Florida, Akron and Buffalo with interest from Duke and Samford. He will attend camps at Duke, Middle Tennessee and Samford over the next couple of weeks and plans to visit USC as well. “I have to talk to my coach about it but I want to get up there and take a look,” he said. “I’m ready to commit and get it over with before my senior year.” Brown did say he has not spoken with USC in some time. “They talk directly with my coach,” was his explanation. He does not have a date set for his USC visit.
6-5 LJ Peak of Gaffney announced on Twitter Monday afternoon he has cut his list to a final three of USC, Florida State and Georgetown. “I will be making my choice of these 3 schools very soon,” Peak wrote in his tweet. Peak cut Ohio State and Connecticut from his list in getting to his final three. Peak told Glenn Elrod of GamecockCentral he plans to visit Georgetown this week. Peak played last season at Whitney Young High School in Chicago before returning this spring to Gaffney.