OL Nolan Kelleher of Wando apparently has seen enough and heard enough and is ready to make his call on a school. Wando coach Jimmy Noonan said Kelleher plans to make a commitment Saturday afternoon during a gather at his home with family and coaches. “He said he’s thinking he has a decision,” Noonan said. “He won’t even tell his parents.” Noonan feels Clemson, USC, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee and Florida State are the strong group with Kelleher. He visited Stanford but the Cardinal did not offer. Noonan said Kelleher is in regular contact with USC recruiter Steve Spurrier Jr. and Clemson recruiter Tony Elliott. Kelleher will graduate early and enroll in January, and the school’s engineering program will weigh heavily in his decision.
LB Jalen Williams of Blythewood has an offer from Clemson to come join them in January of 2015, and while thrilled by that, Williams is going to wait and measure his other options before making a decision around mid season. He has offers for 2014 from Appalachian State, Air Force, Wofford, Furman, Coastal Carolina, Charleston Southern, North Carolina Central, Campbell and Presbyterian. “I’m trying to wait but I don’t want to wait until late in the season,” Williams said. “I’m thinking about doing it (decision) around the time my region games start.” Williams pointed out Appalachian State, Wofford, Furman and Coastal Carolina as others strong with him right now along with Clemson. “I’m still talking to my mom and talking to my coaches,” he said. “I’m going to sit down and deliberate a little bit more.” Williams said he talks with Clemson recruiter Brent Venables and Appalachian recruiter Justin Stepp every day. Right now he has no lean between taking the Clemson grayshirt offer or one of the others.
DB Kendall Randolph of Tallahassee has Louisville out front with Miami and USC rounding out his top three. He plans to make a decision in the next month. “I want to commit in early September,” said Randolph. “If I were to commit today, it would be Louisville.” Early playing time could be a factor in his decision. “I just feel good about the coaches and the relationships I’ve built (with Louisville),” he said. “I think it’s a place that I can go and make an early impact.” The Gamecocks are still high on his list but there may be some factors steering Randolph in a different direction. “I think they’re only taking two cornerbacks in this class and they’ve already got one committed,” said Randolph. “And I think they’re heavy on another DB so that’s why they’re probably not my leader right now.” USC was his first offer and has continued to recruit Randolph. He cited that as the reason the Gamecocks remain in his top three.