WR Blake Bone of Woodruff has a top four of USC, Louisville, Kentucky and Ole Miss and said Tuesday night the Gamecocks are slightly ahead of the pack. “I’m actually liking Carolina at the moment,” Bone said. “Not my favorite but I’m maybe leaning towards them a little bit. It’s the home state school. They got a good program running right now and the coaching staff is pretty great. And they are recruiting my tail off.” Bone said he also likes Louisville and the Cardinals are right behind USC. He visited USC and Kentucky this summer and he’s not sure if he’ll make USC’s camp later this month. Bone said he hears a lot from USC getting daily mail though he hasn’t talked recently with recruiter Sean Elliott. He’d like to make his decision in August around the start of his season.
For most of the summer RB Derrell Scott of Havelock, NC has had USC, Ohio State and Florida State as his top three. But his coach said Tuesday night NC State has become a major player for Scott. “They’ve done a great job recruiting him and he’s always liked them,” Jim Bob Bryant said. “Their running backs coach has done a great job recruiting him.” Scott will visit NC State in the next couple of weeks according to Bryant. He went to Ohio State for a camp and also visited Florida State this summer. His coach does not expect him to be able to make USC’s camp this month. Scott will take all of his official visits and probably have a decision after his season. “Those four are his top four and those are the guys that have the best shot at him,” Bryant said.
OL Donnell Stanley of Latta has gone thru a bit of a recruiting lull this summer but that’s about to change. He will embark on a quick southern trip this weekend that will move him closer to a decision. Stanley will be at Alabama Monday for a half-day camp and will go from Tuscaloosa to Ole Miss for a visit. From Oxford, he and Latta assistant coach Chris German will drive to LSU for a visit. Stanley has a top six of USC, Clemson, North Carolina, Alabama, Ohio State and LSU and after these visits he plans to cut his list to four. German said Stanley had to cancel a trip this month to Ohio State but will take an official visit there. As for USC’s camp this month, Stanley has a vacation planned for that week and his brother may be involved in a baseball tournament, so he’s not sure he’ll make that. And Florida State contacted them Tuesday night and they plan to get back in touch with the Seminoles. Right now Stanley plans to wait until the Under Armour Game to announce though German said Tuesday night, “I don’t think he’ll last that long.” German said Stanley should have a number one after next week’s visits.
DB Quincy Wilson of Fort Lauderdale, FL is one of the top prospects in the country and right now he’s keeping the slate clean with no top five. USC is one of the schools recruiting him and he plans to visit later this month. Wilson’s former teammate is USC freshman linebacker Skai Moore. Wilson will visit Tennessee in the next two weeks, and he has Southern Cal, Louisville, Ohio State and Florida also in the mix. He has visited Notre Dame and Ohio State and has also been considering UCLA, LSU, Alabama, NC State, Florida, Vanderbilt and Georgia. He will try to make a decision in August but if not he’ll wait until after his season.
USC has offered 2015 prospect DE Christian Bell of Hoover, AL. He also has offers from Mississippi State, Southern Miss and Akron. He had over 30 tackles with 5 sacks last season.
Stratford QB Jacob Park, a Georgia commitment, Wednesday accepted an invitation to play in the US Army All American Game. Park was the 5th ranked quarterback in the Elite 11 competition earlier this month. Last season he passed for 2700 yards and 25 touchdowns.
2015 QB Tyler Queen of Marietta, GA, who was offered by Clemson this summer, committed to Auburn today. He passed for 2600 yards and 23 touchdowns last season.
RHP Sawyer Bridges of Summerville has committed to Clemson for the 2016 class. He announced the pledge via Twitter. Bridges was 5-1 with a 1.13 ERA last season as a freshman. He struck out 34 in 31 innings. Bridges also is the quarterback for the Green Wave football team. He’s the first commitment for the Tigers’ 2016 class.