WR Braxton Berrios of Raleigh will announce his college decision Saturday at 1:00 PM at his school. Berrios tweeted that information Monday night and said he is choosing from USC, Miami, Oregon, Tennessee and Kentucky. He said the schools were listed in no order. Berrios took official visits to the first four and visited Kentucky unofficially. “South Carolina has done a real good job recruiting Braxton,” said Leesville Road coach Chad Smothers. “Coach Robinson was here to see him a couple of weeks ago, and they call me about once a week. I don’t think he’s made his decision yet. I don’t think he wants to go too far away from his family and South Carolina is the closest.” Berrios not only has had recruiting on his mind but an injured foot as well. He’s missed the last two and a half games and has been getting regular treatment. Smothers hopes he can return to action this Friday.
DL Cory Thomas of McCalla, AL visited Tennessee over the weekend and now calls the Vols his favorite. He’s also considering Clemson, Florida State, Mississippi State and Florida.
DL Anthony Moten of Fort Lauderdale, FL told Rivals he’s still interested in USC. His teammate Al Harris Jr. is a Gamecock commitment and he might visit USC with Harris though nothing has been set up. He will try to take an official visit to Florida State for the Miami weekend if he finishes the SAT early enough to get there. He’s also planning to go to Miami for the Virginia Tech game. Moten said he has a good relationship with USC recruiter Grady Brown and continues to communicate with him.
DE Dante Sawyer of Suwanee, GA visited Auburn Saturday unofficially and Monday he told AuburnSports.com he does not have a favorite. Asked specifically about reports USC was the clear leader, Sawyer replied, “”Not true. That’s final.” Sawyer added that he’s no longer considering Alabama and has a short list of USC, Auburn, Georgia, Tennessee and Missouri. He plans to take some official visits before making his decision and confirmed only Auburn for one of those visits at this time.
Class of 2015 RB Chris Warren (6-2 225) of Rockwall, TX has several offers, including Clemson, and is paying attention to what the Tigers have to say. Warren has not visited Clemson, and is unsure of when he will, but says that it is a school he is very interested in. “They’re just telling me they want me to visit and they like me,” Warren said. “I know they’re recruiting a lot of people so we haven’t talked too much.” Warren has taken visits to Alabama, Michigan, Baylor and Ohio State. “I really did like Michigan and what they offer athletically and academically,” he said. Michigan has not yet offered. His offers include Clemson, Alabama, Ohio State, Baylor, Mississippi State, SMU, Oklahoma, Texas and Texas Tech. Warren tore the ACL in his left knee last week and is preparing for surgery, He will not take any visits in the near future. As for favorites he said, “I won’t be committing this year.”
SS Grant Bodison (6-2 170), a highly regarded shortstop from Mauldin, committed to USC Monday becoming the Gamecocks’ first commitment for the 2016 class. Bodison visited USC over the weekend. Some of the other schools on his list were Clemson, Coastal Carolina, College of Charleston, Florida State, NC State, North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. PerfectGame ranks Bodison as the 52nd best player in the country in his class and calls him “an extremely high ceiling player.”