RB Nyheim Hines (5-9 181) of Garner, NC has long held an offer from Clemson and Tuesday he picked up one from USC. Hines also has offers from NC State, North Carolina, Duke, East Carolina, Wake Forest, Tennessee, Connecticut and Akron. He has been to games at Clemson, North Carolina and NC State. He’s going to Duke this weekend and plans to be at USC for the Florida game. Hines does not have a favorite from a recruiting standpoint, but from a personal standpoint he’s a long time Clemson fan. “I love Clemson and have been a Clemson fan since the second or third grade,” Hines said. “I’m really happy I have the offer. I love Clemson but I’m going to pick wherever I will be most successful, and if it’s Clemson, I’ll go there.” Hines said his feelings for Clemson date back to the days of CJ Spiller and Jacoby Ford and how the Tigers used the speedy pair. And they both ran track as does Hines whose track coach is former USC track athlete Chris Love. “I believe it’s a great school,” he said of USC. “I always hear great things about South Carolina and I just like the university.” Hines doesn’t have a favorite and said he values all his offers equally. “I’m looking at the offenses and I have to see myself fitting there,” Hines said. “Nobody’s ahead. I’m graduating early so my decision will be sometime between next October and December.” Thus far this season Hines has rushed for 2450 yards and 38 touchdowns and has 600 receiving yards and 8 touchdowns. He said Clemson and USC like him as a slot receiver.
Class of 2015 OL Joseph Legg, Jr. (6-4 300) of Fayetteville, NC is seeking his first offer but has received interest from USC, Duke, NC State, Virginia Tech, East Carolina, Louisville, Michigan and Kentucky among others, according to his father. Joseph Legg, Sr. said his son attended a camp at USC over the summer. “He loved it there,” said Legg’s father. “He liked what they were doing and what they have to offer. He would love to go back for a visit.” Legg wants to stay close to home and is looking to play in the SEC or ACC. He has visited several schools this fall including Wake Forest and Duke. His father says that Legg continues to receive correspondence from USC and is interested in the Gamecocks. He did not name a leader.
During his visit to Georgia Tech Saturday, junior DB Kaleb Chalmers of Greenwood received an offer from the Yellow Jackets. They join Clemson, USC, Stanford, Tennessee, Duke and North Carolina with the offer. The trip went well for Chalmers and he says he is interested in Georgia Tech. “I really liked it,” he said. “I liked the facilities, the coaches and the atmosphere.” Chalmers continues to hear from Alabama, Michigan State, Indiana, Kentucky, Georgia and Vanderbilt among others. He does not have any favorites. There are a few visits he would like to make prior to the end of the season. “I’ll probably get down to USC,” Chalmers said. “I want to get back to Tennessee. I’d like to go to Alabama if I can and there are some other schools I might visit.” Through ten games, Chalmers has three interceptions and over 70 tackles.
6-7 Dante Buford of Jacksonville will announce his college decision Thursday at 9:00 AM and indications tonight are he will pick Oklahoma.
6-6 TaShombe Riley of Gray Military Academy in Columbia has committed to SC State. He prepped at Orangeburg-Wilkinson.