DB Al Harris Jr. of Fort Lauderdale said Tuesday night he plans to make his commitment within the next two weeks. USC has been his leader and remains so. “Nothing has changed so far,” said Harris who talked Tuesday night with Gamecock recruiter Grady Brown. “We talked about my visits and my training. I really like their school, like what they have to offer football wise and academically. And I’m real comfortable with the coaches.” Harris said he’d like to take some visits between July 12th and 24th and is looking at USC, Louisville, Florida State, NC State and Arkansas for those stops. He feels like USC is showing the strongest interest in him and when decision time comes, he’ll sit down with his father and discuss the pros and cons of each school. His father is a former NFL corner and currently coaches with Kansas City. Harris will be going to Kansas City next week to train and plans to remain there until his pre-season practice.
DE Andrew Williams of McDonough, GA wrapped up his stay at The Opening and said afterwards he heard from several schools while out there including Clemson. Williams plans to take a few more visits and hopes make his decision before the season. He visited Clemson and Auburn last month and camped at Ole Miss.
In the second rankings released today from the Elite 11 camp, Stratford’s Jacob Park, a Georgia commitment, had moved up to 4th and Clemson commitment Deshaun Watson had dropped to 11th.
USC 2015 commitment DE Arden Key of Atlanta visited USC Tuesday with his father and told Wes Mitchell of TheBigSpur he remains 100% committed to the Gamecocks. Key and his father spent the day with Gamecock recruiter Lorenzo Ward. Key visited Auburn last month and, of course, that raised some flags among Gamecock fans about his thinking.
OF Danny Blair of Bel Air, MD committed to USC Tuesday night after wrapping up a visit to the school. Blair picked the Gamecocks over Florida, Arizona State and LSU. PerfectGame.com ranks the lefthanded hitting Blair among the best outfielders in the country in his class. Here’s the PerfectGame.com profile:
“Danny Blair is a 2015 OF/1B with a 5-10 185 lb. frame from Bel Air, MD who attends Gilman HS. Compact strong build. 6.81 runner, short quick outfield arm action, good arm strength and accuracy, still developing his footwork through the ball. Left handed hitter, straight stance, high hand set, rotational swing, swings hard, mostly pull contact, has raw bat speed and the strength to hit and should keep improving. Good student.”
Blair was the MVP of the Good Will Games in Australia last winter. And he’s a former teammate of former Gamecock walk-on Ryan Ripken, the son of Cal Ripken Jr. Blair is the Gamecocks’ sixth commitment for the 2015 class and the second for the outfield.