DE Andrew Williams of McDonough, GA remains uncommitted but he is moving closer toward the decision by getting his list down to a top six. Williams released on Twitter Wednesday afternoon his favorites as Clemson, USC, Tennessee, Notre Dame, Ole Miss and Auburn. Williams said there is no order to the six. Williams has visited Clemson and USC and remains in regular contact with both.
USC commitment DB Al Harris, Jr. of Fort Lauderdale is 100 percent committed to the Gamecocks. Harris has yet to visit USC but plans to do so next month. “I’m probably going to the Florida game there but if that doesn’t work out, I’ll go to the Clemson game,” Harris said. He will make that trip his official visit. Harris has no plans to visit any other school. “I’m done with recruiting,” he said. “I’m going to South Carolina.” Harris will return to action this week after sitting out the last four games with a hamstring pull. He did play in the first two games of the season compiling six tackles and an interception. Harris chose the Gamecocks over Florida State, Wisconsin, Arkansas and NC State.
Clemson will have another gold opportunity to host some major targets in a big time setting when the Tigers take on Florida State later this month. One of their prime subjects who plans to be there is QB Chason Virgil (6-2 170) of Mesquite, TX. This will be his second trip to Clemson. He visited in early August with his sister, brother and brother-in-law. This time his mother will be part of the traveling party. Clemson quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator Chad Morris is recruiting Virgil and the two talk frequently. “He says he likes me as a quarterback and he really wants me out there,” Virgil said. “He feels like when my time comes, I can be the big guy, I can be better than Tajh Boyd.” Virgil also has offers from Arizona State, UCLA, Nebraska, Missouri, Mississippi State, Texas and Toledo. The only game he’s been to this season was Arizona State vs Notre Dame in Arlington. Virgil said his earlier visit to Clemson left a good impression. “It’s a very nice place, very family oriented. I like how they do things down there.” He also likes the style of offense. “I think they have a good offense, very explosive and they throw the ball a lot,” Virgil said. “That’s what I like to do.” Last season Virgil passed for 2300 yards and 21 touchdowns and rushed for 400 yards and 23 scores. Right now he does not have a favorite and he wants to make his decision before spring ball. Also joining Virgil on the visit will be his teammate, WR Akilian Butler. Virgil said Clemson has also offered Butler and is his only offer so far.
5-7 PG Alexis Carter of Tigard, OR has committed to Clemson. Here’s ESPN’s evaluation of Carter:
Physically aggressive and constantly attacking on both ends of the floor. With the ball in her hands she sets the tempo and without hesitation is constantly pushing it. Her ability to get to the rim is sound and the jumper looked good at times as well. To be more effective as a point she’ll have to reel in the shot selection that got more than interesting at times. Defensively you would rather be playing with her than against her. Not hesitant to mix it up or to put a body on an opponent. Lots of tools in place.
Carter is the third commitment for Clemson’s 2014 class.