Clemson has Georgia’s top quarterback, and for that matter perhaps the nation’s top senior quarterback, Deshaun Watson of Gainesville committed for the 2014 class. And the Tigers are in solid shape with one of Georgia’s top quarterbacks for the 2015 class in Lorenzo Nunez (6-2 190) of Kennesaw. The Tigers have offered along with Ohio State, Tennessee, Kentucky, Boston College and Charlotte. He’s also drawing strong interest from Florida State, Miami and Notre Dame. Nunez talked with Clemson recruiter Chad Morris on Thursday and is in touch with him once or twice a week. Nunez and his father took in the Tigers’ season opener against Georgia. “It was spectacular,” Del Nunez said. “The frenzy in the stadium was awesome. The way they played was at a whole different level.” The pair plan a return trip to Clemson for later in the season as the Tigers are strongly on their mind. “We’re very interested,” the senior Nunez said. “They are at the top of our list. The top three are Clemson, Ohio State and Tennessee (in no order).” Florida State is showing major interest and would become a strong contender with an offer. Nunez visited Auburn for games last season and will also go to Ohio State, Vanderbilt, Tennessee, Florida State and possibly Miami for games this season. Nunez is primarily a passing quarterback with the ability to extend plays with his legs. Last season he accounted for 1700 yards and 15 touchdowns.
Junior QB Marquane Goodman of West Florence has an offer from Appalachian State and continues to receive attention from several other schools. Clemson, USC, NC State, Florida, Ole Miss, Louisville, Notre Dame, North Carolina, Kent State, Tennessee and East Carolina are among those schools. Goodman says some schools have not decided which position they will recruit him to play. “I like quarterback but I’m not sure if some schools might want me to change positions,” said Goodman. He has already attended Clemson’s opener as well as USC’s and is showing interest in the two in-state programs. “I liked the (USC) atmosphere,” he said. “The crowd was just crazy. As far as Clemson…it’s such a family atmosphere. Not just with the football team, it’s the whole town.” Goodman is unsure of his next visit and does not have any favorites.
Considered one of the top prospects of North Carolina’s 2015 class, WR Michael Bowman plans to attend the USC-Vanderbilt Saturday at Williams-Brice Stadium. It will be his first USC home game. His first trip this season was to NC State’s season opener in Raleigh. When asked of his thoughts on the visit, Bowman responded, “It was alright.” Bowman could visit more than one game this season at USC but has not scheduled any other trips to Columbia just yet. He says he does not have any favorites and is in no hurry to make a decision.
Junior DB Kaleb Chalmers of Greenwood was in Athens Saturday to witness the USC loss to Georgia and may be in Columbia for the USC-Vanderbilt tilt this weekend. Chalmers has offers from USC and Clemson and continues to hear from Georgia. He enjoyed his trip to the campus of UGA last weekend. “We got to tour the campus and it was nice,” said Chalmers. “We went to the game and it was a good atmosphere and a good game.” It was also his second Georgia game in-a-row having visited Clemson the prior week. “We’re going to try to make it down for the Vandy game,” he said speaking of the possibility he will visit USC this Saturday. His other offers are from Duke, North Carolina and Stanford with interest from Tennessee, Wake Forest and Vanderbilt. Other trips he plans to make this season include Duke, UNC, Tennessee, Alabama and Florida State. Chalmers does not have any favorites.
Junior OL Mitch Hyatt of Suwanee, GA told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution he currently has a top five of Clemson, USC, Georgia, Louisville and Auburn. He was at Clemson for the Georgia game and at Georgia for the USC game. His uncle is former Clemson defensive lineman Dan Benish.
Senior DL Cory Thomas of McCalla, AL tweeted out his top five as Clemson, Mississippi State, Tennessee, Florida and Florida State.