USC started recruiting DE Taylor Stallworth (6-3 280) of Mobile, AL in February and was his first major offer. And right now the Gamecocks are the leaders for his services. “I”m highly interested in them,” Stallworth said. “It’s a great place that fits me and I’m thinking about going there. They are number one on my list. They were the first offer I had. They have a great coaching staff and a great team. The past five years they’ve been a great program.” Stallworth said he’s in regular contact with recruiter Kirk Botkin. “He wants me a lot,” he said. Stallworth will attend USC’s camp July 27th. He is going to Alabama this weekend, Mississippi State July 19th and Auburn July 21st. Stallworth has Auburn second on his list. The Tigers have not offered but he expects one from the Tigers. His other offers include Mississippi State, Arkansas, Georgia Tech, Ole Miss, Louisville, NC State, Minnesota, Florida State and Southern Miss. Stallworth plans to make his decision before school starts August 20th and said as of right now he’s 80% on a commitment to USC. Stallworth also plays outside linebacker and had 57 tackles and 4 sacks last season.
Clemson has a commitment from OL Justin Falcinelli of Middletown, MD and his teammate DE Rick Leonard may not be far behind in pledging to the Tigers according to his coach. Leonard camped at Clemson in June and the Tigers became the team to beat after that. “Clemson has been and still is a major leader on his list,” coach Kevin Lynott said. “He makes that very clear. Ricky is more of a country boy. He lives on a farm. He loves the whole Clemson atmosphere and what it’s all about. And he’s a strong Christian.” Leonard will visit Florida State this weekend, and his coach said Tennessee has been making a strong push trying to get him to visit as well. He said a decision should come from Leonard within a couple of weeks of the Florida State visit.
2015 DL Daylon Mack of Gladwater, TX has a top five of Clemson, Miami, Texas, Texas A&M and Texas Tech.