OL Donell Stanley of Latta plans to attend the North Carolina at USC and Georgia at Clemson games later this month according to his assistant coach Chris German. “He also wants to get up to North Carolina,” German said adding that Stanley might attend USC’s practice Saturday. USC, Clemson, Alabama and North Carolina are the final four with Stanley. No leader has been identified though recently German said USC and Alabama looked like the favorites though the other two schools had not been counted out. There’s no definite timetable for a decision.
LB Raekwon McMillan of Hinesville, GA released on Twitter Thursday night his short list of six schools. In no order McMillan listed Clemson, Alabama, Florida, Ohio State, Georgia and Ole Miss. McMillan plans to attend the Georgia at Clemson game and will take official visits before making his decision.
DB Chris Lammons and DB Quincy Wilson of Fort Lauderdale, FL said Thursday they will announce their college decisions on Monday. The two are not teammates but are close friends. Lammons will reveal his choice on ESPNU around 4:45 PM. Lammons is down to USC, Alabama, Florida, Miami and Tennessee. He made an unofficial visit to USC late last month. “I really like coach (Grady) Brown and the whole coaching staff,” Lammons said in July. “It’s somewhere I think that I could develop and compete.” Lammons played mostly quarterback last season but will play more on defense this season and is viewed as a cornerback prospect for college. Wilson will announce his decision on a Miami radio station at 9:00 PM. He is down to USC, Ohio State, Florida, Notre Dame and Southern Cal. He was with Lammons on the unofficial visit to USC last month.
Class of 2015 OL Ryan Bates (6-5 285) of Warminster, PA is showing early interest in USC. The offensive lineman has several early offers, to include USC, and took an unofficial visit to Columbia just two weeks ago. “It’s a beautiful campus,” he said. “I got a chance to spend some time with coach (G.A) Mangus and he’s a real down-to-earth guy. I know it’s a good school and they have a great football program, obviously, since they finished in the top ten last year.” His other offers include Penn State, Virginia, Rutgers, Temple and Georgia Tech with interest from Clemson, Boston College, Stanford, Vanderbilt, Ohio State and Texas A&M among others. His only other visits are Penn State and Virginia. Bates is hopeful to make it back to Columbia for a game this season, but is unsure if he can make it. “It will depend on my schedule,” said Bates. “It’s pretty far so I don’t know if I can make it. I do know I’m going to a Penn State game this year.” Bates wants to keep an open mind during the recruiting process but says USC would be a good place to attend school. He is considering a visit to Clemson in the future. There are no leaders for Bates.
Rising junior DE LaSamuel Davis (6-4 210) of Bamberg-Ehrhardt has not received his first offer but is hearing from NC State, North Carolina, Arizona, Arizona State and Oregon. Davis does not have any early favorites but did say he is interested in USC. “I went to their camp and I learned a lot there,” he said. “They showed me a lot of stuff that I can work on to get better. I like their weight program and they have a great defense.” Davis also attended a camp at NC State and says the Wolfpack have shown a lot of interest. “I think they’re recruiting me the hardest right now,” said Davis. “They’re telling me I have nice size to be a defensive end.” He plans to attend a game in Raleigh during the season. Davis says he wants to keep an open mind during the recruiting process. “I’m just waiting to see who offers me because I think they’re coming,” said Davis.
6-8 Javis Howard of Irmo committed to Charleston Southern today. Howard had 31 offers and narrowed his list to the Bucs, Appalachian State, Murray State and The College of Charleston.