Shrine Bowl WR Tyshun Samuel of Chapman is continuing his knack of finding the end zone this season. Thru 7 games he has 15 touchdown catches, 29 receptions in all, and 609 yards. He had 20 touchdown catches last season. Samuel has no new offers to add to his list of Vanderbilt, North Carolina, NC State, Maryland, Charlotte, East Carolina, Old Dominion and Appalachian State. The only game he’s been to this season was the Vanderbilt at USC contest where he talked some with his Gamecock recruiter Shawn Elliott. “He said don’t rush to commit, just see what happens,” Samuel said. That’s the last time he’s heard from USC. He does not have any plans set for other visits right now. Vanderbilt and North Carolina remain his two favorites. He talked with the Tar Heels last week.
The northern most schools in the ACC like the looks of Shrine Bowl DL Zeek Rodney of South Pointe. First it was Boston College that offered. Tuesday night Rodney reported an offer from Syracuse. Those are his two major offers at this point. The other offers are from SC State, Charlotte, Louisiana-Lafayette, Marshall, Appalachian State, Toledo and Ball State. Two of his official visits are set with Marshall and Boston College.
DB Rashard Causey of Fort Lauderdale has an impressive offer list right now made up of USC, Notre Dame, Florida, Florida State, Miami, UCLA, Mississippi State, Rutgers, Central Florida, West Virginia, Arkansas, Tennessee, Vanderbilt and NC State. And he’s expecting offers soon from Louisville and Wisconsin. He has not formulated a top five but when he does, he knows one school that will be on it. “South Carolina will always be in my top five,” Causey said. “I really like South Carolina. Their playing style is amazing and I love their defense. One of my closest friends Skai Moore plays for them and he’s pushing me hard to go there.” Causey saw the Gamecocks in action when they played at Central Florida earlier in the season. “They are somewhat similar (on defense) to what we do,” he said. “I feel like I could have a big impact as a freshman there. As soon as I step on the campus, I’m going to have an impact on that defense. That’s how I feel about it.” Causey said he’s in regular contact with Gamecock recruiter Grady Brown. He added that USC, Miami, Arkansas, Notre Dame and UCLA are recruiting him the hardest at this point. He has also been to Miami for a game. He won’t make it to USC for a game but plans to visit in the off season. A decision will come in his senior season, maybe on his birthday of September 20th.
Junior WR Michael Bowman of Havelock, NC rescheduled his visit to USC. Originally, Bowman was going to visit for the Vanderbilt game but will now attend the Florida game at Williams-Brice. “I think I’m going to the Clemson game too,” he said. Bowman is considered one of the top prospects in North Carolina’s 2015 class and has named USC and NC State his top two. “I camped down there (USC) this summer and I liked the atmosphere,” he said. “It was the Black Magic camp and I learned a lot. I work on the things I learned there every day. It seems like it would be a pretty cool place to play.” He speaks with USC coaches regularly and says the Gamecocks are showing a lot of interest. “They just like how I get open and think I can make plays,” Bowman said. His other visits this season were to NC State and North Carolina. The Florida and Clemson games in Columbia are the only two games he plans to attend the rest of this season. He did not name a leader.