ATH Ra’Shaun Croney of Pahokee, FL is being recruited by USC as a safety and once he gets a qualifying test score he’d like to commit to the Gamecocks. He’s expecting to get a score back by the end of December. “I’m confident I will get it,” Croney said of qualifying. “I would like to go to South Carolina. It’s not far from home and they have a good program.” USC has offered Croney along with Arkansas, Mississippi State, Florida Atlantic, Florida International and Bowling Green. Croney said he talked with his USC recruiter GA Mangus last week and is expecting him to visit next week. He also talked with Arkansas last week. Croney said the schools are waiting to see that score before moving forward with him.
Clemson coaches, including Dabo Swinney, had their in home visit with WR Josh Malone of Gallatin, TN last night. Tennessee coaches were in earlier in the day Monday. Malone’s decision is down to those two. Most of the internet recruiting experts are projecting Tennessee when Malone announces tomorrow at Noon on the NBC Sports Network.
Georgia and Clemson coaches were in today to see DE Andrew Williams of McDonough, GA. Clemson recruiter Marion Hobby is actually in with Williams tonight. Georgia is trying to get an official visit from Williams. He has said he will set official visits with Clemson, USC, Auburn and Missouri.
QB Kelly Bryant of Wren made his first trip this season to Columbia for a game Saturday to watch USC battle Clemson. He has offers from both schools and both want him as a quarterback. “It was a really good experience,” Bryant said. “It’s a crazy, great feeling at Carolina how their fans are and how they react, and how the coaches coach players during the game and how they are towards recruits before the game coming and talking with the families and getting to know us better as not just football players but as a person.” Bryant has carried the dreaded label of “athlete” thru his career but he emerged this season as a top-notch quarterback prospect, and he’s letting it be known he only wants to be a quarterback in college. All the schools which have offered him are treating him that way. “My main goal was to erase that label as an athlete,” he said. “I’m still working on things as a quarterback to improve on just to get better each day each opportunity I have.” This season Bryant passed for 2600 yards and 29 touchdowns and rushed for 1000 yards and 15 touchdowns. Ole Miss offered him last week joining Clemson, USC, North Carolina, Georgia Tech, NC State and Appalachian State. This season he also went to games at Clemson, North Carolina, NC State, Ohio State, Ole Miss, Georgia and Appalachian State. He plans to visit Louisville and Tennessee for junior days along with Clemson and USC. Bryant said Clemson offensive coordinator Chad Morris is personally recruiting him. “Clemson likes my improvement as the season went on, they liked what they had seen,” he said. “They are glad I got to come up to games and spend time with them. I talk with coach Morris a lot. He told me he wants me at Clemson, he could see me at Clemson doing the things we do at Wren because they are similar to the things they do at Clemson.” Bryant said he does not have any favorites and he wants to visit more schools.
5-7 Danielle Edwards of Owings Mills, MD has committed to Clemson for the 2015 class.