DE Rick Leonard of Middletown, MD Tuesday afternoon announced a commitment to Florida State over Clemson. This was a come from behind victory for the Seminoles. Clemson was the clear leader after Leonard attended camp this summer. His teammate, OL Justin Falcinelli, committed to Clemson soon after the camp. But Leonard has family ties to Florida State and after he visited there July 14th, things began to swing in favor of the Seminoles. As recently as July 25th his coach thought it was 50-50 between the Tigers and Seminoles. Last season Leonard had 65 tackles with 9 sacks.
RB Derrell Scott of Havelock, NC continues to sit with a top four of USC, NC State, Florida State and Ohio State. At the end of July Scott said USC and Florida State were out in front of the others. But another school has moved up on his list in recent weeks. “He visited NC State a couple of weeks ago and they’ve moved up high on his list,” said Scott’s coach Jim Bob Bryant. “They’ve done a great job recruiting him.” Bryant said Scott will set official visits with his four favorites. Scott will not make it to USC for the North Carolina game because he has a game of his own against a big rival the next night. The coach said Scott has not said anything to him about a clear cut favorite.
6-8 Wesley Johnson of Eastside committed Tuesday morning to Charleston Southern.
RHP Harrison Smith of Wando committed to USC for the 2015 class according to John Whittle of the BigSpur.com. He’s the 8th commitment for USC’s 2015 class.