6-8 Donte Grantham of Hargrave Prep, VA should have his decision next week his coach said Thursday, and that decision is down to Clemson and Michigan. Grantham, the West Virginia player of the year last season, made an unofficial visit to Clemson for the Georgia football game. He took an official visit to Clemson last spring. He made official visits to Michigan and Cincinnati as well this month. Clemson recruiter Steve Smith visited Grantham Tuesday and Tiger head coach Brad Brownell has made several stops by the school. “They’ve done a great job recruiting him,” said Hargrave coach AW Hamilton. “I wouldn’t be surprised if he chooses either one. Clemson has been recruiting him the longest. I’m impressed with those guys.” As of Thursday, Grantham was still working on the decision. “He’s still going back and forth,” his coach said. Hamilton said when the decision is reached they will simply contact the two head coaches. Hamilton said Grantham is an excellent outside shooter who is very skilled and handles the basketball well.
Former Lexington High RB Kevin Miller (5-8 160) was one of the state’s leading rushers in 2011 as he helped lead the Wildcats to the 4A playoffs. He rushed for 1700 yards and 25 touchdowns that season. He has since taken his talents to nearby Gray Military Academy in Columbia where three games into this season he’s averaging 150 rushing yards per game. Schools are starting to notice Miller again, and his coach said Clemson is one taking a look. “Clemson is pretty serious,” coach Rod Lorick said. “Kevin is one of those dashing, darting tailbacks who kind of reminds you of CJ Spiller. He’s got that kind of speed. Talking to coach Robbie Caldwell and coach Jeff Scott up there, there is some interest there. Kevin really likes the school and I believe he really wants to go to the Upstate. He really fits that high tempo, quick spread offense of Clemson. I think it would be a good fit.” Lorick added that Miller has dedicated himself into become a major college prospect. “He’s gotten bigger, faster, stronger and he has all the intangibles that any Division One university looks for. Kevin Miller is going to be a great pick up for whoever decides to go after this young man. Clemson has spoken a lot about Kevin.” There have been no offers yet for Miller but Lorick expects that to change as Miller begins to take some visits. They are going to Newberry College this Saturday. “Come November, he’s going to have a lot of offers.”
DB Terry Godwin of Hogansville, GA has become a red hot target on the recruiting trail and has seen his number of offers mushroom. Godwin said right now he has offers from USC, Clemson, Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Louisville, Ole Miss, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Notre Dame, NC State, Arkansas, Georgia, Southern Cal and Vanderbilt. Only Georgia assistant John Lilly has been by his school this year. Godwin has been to games at Georgia and Auburn and will go back to Georgia this weekend. He’s planning to get to games at USC and Clemson as well. There is no favorites’ list at this point. Godwin said he’s getting plenty of mail for USC and Clemson both expressing their interest in him and inviting him to come in for games. “I like both of them but I have to go out to the schools and look,” Godwin said. Godwin talked on the phone with Vanderbilt Wednesday night and he’s also had calls from North Carolina, Notre Dame, NC State and Ole Miss. Godwin is being recruited for corner and receiver and said most like him primarily for corner. “I really want to play both,” Godwin said. He wants to make his decision before his senior season.
USC is looking to add immediate depth to the offensive line and has offered two junior college tackles in the past two days. The Gamecocks went back in on a player they recruited for the 2011 class but did not land in Jordan Prestwood (6-6 310), a native of Tampa who attends Arizona Western JC. He was a tight end coming out of high school but has grown into a much sought after offensive tackle. He signed with Florida State in 2011 but later transferred to Notre Dame. He left South Bend and eventually landed in Yuma. Prestwood tweeted Wednesday night that he had picked up an offer from the Gamecocks. Florida State, Auburn, Ole Miss, Cal and San Diego State have also offered. And Chad Mavety (6-5 320) of Nassau JC, NY reported a Gamecock offer as well on his Twitter page. Like Prestwood, Mavety is a highly recruited JUCO target and plays for the 6th ranked team in the country. Ohio State, Florida State and Alabama are three other offers for him.