DL Peyton Newell of Hiawatha, KS has been very quiet regarding his recruiting in recent weeks because of his focus on school and his upcoming season. “There’s nothing really new,” he said Sunday night. “Just waiting for August 30th,” when he will make his announcement. Newell confirmed again USC and Nebraska are the top two with him and he’s been in touch with USC recruiter GA Mangus. “I’ve had several letters and messages from coach Mangus a few times,” he said. And Newell believes he’s still wanted by the Gamecocks. “Yeah, I definitely get that impression that they do,” he said. Newell has also had Kansas and Kansas State on his short list.
Junior DB Terry Godwin (6-0 170) of Hogansville, GA participated in USC’s Black Magic Camp last month and the experience proved positive from a Gamecock standpoint. “It was great,” Godwin said. “The coaches, we all got along great. They treated my mom real well. It was awesome.” Godwin also got to Georgia this summer. USC and Clemson are two of his offers along with Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Louisville, Ole Miss, North Carolina, Tennessee, Vanderbilt and Virginia. Godwin does not have favorites but his USC visit helped the Gamecocks’ cause. “I like them but I’m still open to a lot more schools,” he said. That includes Clemson which he has not yet visited. Godwin said he does not have any early season game visits planned at this point. Last season at cornerback he had 4 interceptions and 49 tackles. He also plays wide receiver.
WR Trey Quinn of Lake Charles, LA Saturday, after giving Clemson a very hard look, decided to stay home and committed to LSU.
Woodruff WR Blake Bone said Sunday he’ll make his announcement within two weeks. He is down to USC, Kentucky, Auburn, Louisville and Ole Miss.
DB Nick Glass of Atlanta, who had been committed to Georgia since April of 2012, announced on Twitter last week he has backed off of that commitment and plans to focus on his academics and his senior season. Clemson and USC were actively recruiting him prior to his commitment.
Junior DL Daylon Mack of Gladewater, TX tweeted out his top five as LSU, Texas A&M, Clemson, TCU and Texas. He has LSU and A&M tied at the top of his list.
2015 PG Jawun Evans is leaving Greenville Legacy Charter School and transferring to Kimball High in Dallas, TX. Clemson and USC are among his offers. He also has offers from SMU, Illinois, DePaul, Cincinnati and Southern Cal.