RB Derrell Scott of Havelock, NC named a top four of USC, Florida State, NC State and Ohio State. He has USC and FSU in a close battle for his leader. “I have a clear one-two…it’s South Carolina and Florida State,” he said. “It’s hard to say who is first right now. NC State is third and I would probably put Ohio State in my top four.” Scott visited all four campuses this summer for camps. “I enjoyed USC but it was really more for my parents,” said Scott. “The coaches wanted my parents to come down and see the campus. We got to see where we would stay and stuff like that.” He plans to take several visits during the season, including official visits. Scott is unsure of all of the official visits he would like to take but said he would definitely take one of those visits to USC.
Rising junior RB Bryce Love of Wake Forest, NC picked up an offer from USC this weekend while attending the Black Magic camp. Love is the son of former USC track and football athlete, Chris Love. “It was pretty exciting, of course, since both my parents went (to USC),” he said. “We were at lunch and coach (Steve) Spurrier, Jr. just kind of told me they were offering.” USC interests Love beyond the connection with his parents. “It’s a good program and their coaches are really cool….really laid back,” said Love. “I really like those guys. They showed us the academic center and told us what they’re doing to upgrade facilities. I like USC…but I like all of the schools recruiting me too.” Love has compiled a list of early offers to include Clemson, Tennessee, North Carolina, Stanford, NC State, Duke, Arkansas, East Carolina and Virginia Tech. He plans to attend several games this fall, including games at Clemson and USC, and he does not have any favorites.
Clemson remains in contention for WR Trey Quinn of Lake Charles, LA. His father said Tuesday his son is trying to make hi decision before school starts. “Clemson and few others are looking very good,” Dave Quinn said. “LSU is one. I know Texas Tech and Ole Miss are still recruiting pretty hard.” Quinn is keeping in regular contact with Clemson recruiter Jeff Scott.
6-2 PG Marcus Stroman of Keenan committed to USC in July of 2012 but said Monday night he’d like to check out the field a little bit. “South Carolina is still my school but I just want to go out and see what other schools got,” Stroman said. Asked if he was actually decommitting, Stroman offered up a “no comment.” He said has talked things over with USC coach Frank Martin. “He understood where I was coming from,” Stroman said. He said he’s not sure if he’ll sign early but he still favors USC. Clemson is his only other offer at this point. Stroman said he’s unsure right now of other schools he would like to see.