The only thing standing between DL Arthur Williams of Fayetteville, NC and an offer from USC is a positive review of his transcripts by the Gamecocks. That’s the word Williams got Thursday from Gamecock recruiter Joe Robinson. “He said he wants to get me down to campus and go over the transcripts and hopefully I’ll have a scholarship,” Williams said. “My transcripts look decent.” Williams is a Florida State commitment, calling the pledge “pretty strong,” and said an offer from USC would put them #2 on his list. He plans to visit USC in January but the date hasn’t been set. He will go to Florida State January 17th and he also plans to visit Miami. Williams played in the Shrine Bowl and had 104 tackles and 6 sacks on the season.
Junior WR Michael Bowman of Havelock, NC says nothing has changed at the top of his list with USC and NC State wedged up there together. Bowman said he likes USC’s offense, and he had an uncle attend NC State and has always liked the Wolfpack. Those two have offered along with North Carolina, East Carolina and Penn State. And he said Clemson recently got involved and is a possible factor. “They want me to come to a junior day and a camp,” Bowman said. He went to USC, North Carolina and NC State for games this season. Bowman said he likely won’t make his decision until after his senior season. This season he had 46 catches for 907 yards and 7 touchdowns.
ATH Hunter Renfrow of Socastee grew up a Clemson fan and may have an opportunity from the Tigers too tempting to turn down. Though he has several offers, Renfrow is considering joining Clemson as a preferred walk-on. “I talked to them today and they’re recruiting me as a walk-on at the wide receiver position,” Renfrow said. “It’s a great opportunity to try and earn a scholarship and prove that I can play at that level.” Renfrow’s offers are from Appalachian State, Furman, Wofford, Charleston Southern, Presbyterian and Gardner Webb. He plans to take official visits to Clemson and Appalachian State and will likely choose between the two schools. “I like App. State’s coaches a lot,” he said. “They’re laid back but they also really want to win. They just understand that it isn’t just about winning.” The two visits will occur in January. “I know I’m going to one on the 17th and the other on the 23rd but I don’t know which one is which,” Renfrow said. His initial indication was that Clemson was his leader but he did not want to name a favorite.
LB Dwight Williams of Gardena, CA plans to announce at the Army All-American Game January 4th and he tweeted Friday Clemson is one of his final schools along with Florida, LSU, Georgia and Oklahoma.
Junior DB Tarvarus McFadden of Plantation, FL has a top eight of Clemson, USC, Florida State, LSU, Georgia, Notre Dame, West Virginia and Central Florida.