Junior LB Jeffery Holland (6-3 230) of Jacksonville, FL has an offer from Clemson and Georgia and plans to attend the season opener between the two schools at Death Valley. It will be Holland’s first trip to Clemson’s campus. He has over 40 offers to include Clemson, USC, Georgia, Florida, Florida State, Miami, North Carolina, Ohio State, Virginia Tech, Tennessee, Alabama, Louisville, Auburn, Arkansas, NC State, Mississippi State, Notre Dame and Penn State. “I don’t know too much about Clemson but it is a school that I am interested in,” said Holland. “I plan to attend a lot of games this fall.” Holland took an unofficial visit to USC this summer and is interested in the Gamecocks as well. “I got to meet the coaches and players,” he said. “I liked it. I really liked the environment there.” Holland also named USC as a possible destination for a game this fall. “I want to go see games at Ohio State, Louisville, Tennessee, Florida, FSU and Miami….places like that,” Holland said. “I’d like to go to South Carolina, if I can.” Other schools he has visited include Ohio State, Virginia Tech, North Carolina, Florida and Florida State. Holland does not have any favorites.
Rising junior DE Clelin Ferrell (6-5 220) of Richmond visited USC this summer and is showing a lot of interest in the Gamecocks. Ferrell has an offer from USC and met with assistant Deke Adams while on campus. “I went down there with my teammate (WR) Scott Bracey who has an offer from them too,” Ferrell said. “Coach Adams showed us around campus. I like the academic center and their commitment to academics.” The success of former defensive ends at USC is another reason Ferrell is interested in the Gamecocks. “South Carolina is telling me what most schools are telling me-they like the way I play and want me to come there-stuff like that,” he said. “But they’re different because they’re telling me how they can develop me at defensive end and it’s basically Defensive End U. They’re also my first SEC offer so that means a lot to me.” Clemson, Florida State, Penn State, Iowa, Charlotte, Virginia, Virginia Tech and James Madison have also offered. Though he has not visited Clemson to date, Ferrell expressed interest in the Tigers. “They’re a really good school with a good foundation and really strong in the ACC,” Ferrell said. “I don’t know as much about them but I know Da’Quan Bowers played there so they’ve had good players play defensive end too.” Ferrell would like to attend games at USC and Clemson this fall as well as Virginia, Virginia Tech and James Madison. As a sophomore he totaled nine and a half sacks, 26 tackles for loss and two forced fumbles. Ferrell does not have any favorites.
OL David Sharpe of Jacksonville plans to be at Clemson for the Georgia game. He visited USC in the summer. Among his other offers are Florida, Florida State, Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, Miami, Michigan State and Ohio State.