DB Wesley Green of Lithonia, GA came out of his official visit with USC last weekend citing the Gamecocks as his favorite. Tuesday his coach that’s really nothing new with Green. The former Gamecock commitment, the coach said, has always had USC at the top of his list. “I think he had a great trip this weekend, he really enjoyed it,” Cortez Allen said. “His dad got a chance to sit down with coach Spurrier and I think all that went well. I don’t know that the status has changed much. South Carolina is still kind of where they are and we’ll see in another week or so. That’s always been his feeling on it. South Carolina was kind of it and Georgia was in there strong. That’s kind of still where he is.” USC head coach Steve Spurrier is to make his in home visit with Green Thursday. Georgia’s new defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt visited last week and is expected back this week. Green will take his official visit to Georgia January 31st.
Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher is making his in home visit Tuesday with Seminole commitment DL Dexter Wideman of Saluda. Fisher ate lunch with Wideman’s grandmother. Wideman made an official visit to USC this past weekend. Publicly he has maintained his commitment to the Seminoles though he said Sunday the visit helped USC’s case. He will visit Florida State January 31st and announce his final decision on Signing Day.
USC commitment DL Taylor Stallworth of Mobile, AL is feeling very strong about his pledge after making his official visit with the Gamecocks last weekend. So much so, he’s ready to cancel a scheduled official visit for this weekend to Mississippi State. He and his family weren’t able to meet tonight on the matter, but he plans to get everyone together Tuesday night. “After the visit to South Carolina, I might say no,” Stallworth said. “I’ll just see what my parents will have to say about it. Actually, they are leaving it up to me because whatever makes me happy they are going to be behind me 100%. The decision is basically on me, what will make me happy.” And Stallworth said he’s perfectly content now with his decision to commit to USC.
OL Damian Prince of Forestville, MD will see a steady stream of coaches this week as his recruiting heats up. Prince made his official visit to USC last weekend and right now has the Gamecocks, Maryland and Florida as his top three. He is scheduled to visit Florida on January 31st and has one more visit available. Wednesday Auburn coach Gus Malzahn is scheduled to visit. Florida is coming in Thursday and new Penn State coach James Franklin is set to see Prince on Friday. LSU coach Les Miles is also going to be in this week. And Prince can expect to see his Gamecock recruiter GA Mangus as well. He plans to make his announcement on Signing Day.
Clemson recruiter Marion Hobby was among the coaches to meet Tuesday with DE Andrew Williams of McDonough, GA. He also saw Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze and recruiters from Georgia and Auburn. Williams made an official visit to Auburn last weekend and will go to Ole Miss this weekend. He visits Clemson on the 31st.
Clemson running backs coach Tony Elliott met Monday with transferring RB Alvin Kamara of Norcross, GA according to Paul Strelow of TigerIllustrated.com. Kamara is leaving Alabama and is considering Clemson, UCLA and Oregon according to Strelow. Clemson offered Kamara out of high school. His senior season he rushed for 2264 yards and 26 touchdowns.
WR Dre Massey of Mauldin Monday committed to East Carolina. Massey visited the Pirates over the weekend and picked up his offer, his first. He was scheduled to visit Oregon State this weekend but is finished with visits. Massey was among the state’s best players in 2013 with 2043 rushing yards, 2793 passing yards, and he accounted for 62 touchdowns.
Shrine Bowl DL KJ Ford of Bluffton committed to James Madison Sunday after making an official visit according to his coach Ken Cribb.
DB Aaron Peak of Blythewood committed to James Madison.
Daniel LB Michael Peppers committed to Catawba.
SC State commitments per the Times & Democrat:
Lynard Jamison WR Blythewood
Alex Brown DB Lake Marion
Caleb Harris OL Dutch Fork
Derrick Freeland OL Charlotte
Junior DL Albert Huggins of Orangeburg-Wilkinson will be the center of a recruiting storm for the 2015 class and the in-state rivals are making him a priority. Friday Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney and defensive coordinator Brent Venables and USC defensive coordinator Lorenzo Ward and fellow recruiter Everette Sands were by his school to check on him. Huggins has offers from the Tigers and Gamecocks along with Florida State, Florida, Alabama, Tennessee, Louisville, Georgia, NC State, North Carolina, Auburn, Vanderbilt and Georgia Tech. Huggins has no favorites right now but he’s starting to do his homework. “I broke down the key points that I’m interested in and stuff like that. I’m trying to do it right.” And it’s even too early for Huggins to formulate a favorite between the two locals. “I hate to say it but I really can’t. They are both great programs, great players and great coaches. It’s hard to say.” Huggins said he hasn’t decided yet when he’ll make his decision though after watching players announce at the Under Armour game earlier this month, he’s giving consideration to doing that at either the Under Armour or Army All American Game. He’s been invited to both and hasn’t decided which one he will play in. Huggins is also looking at going to a junior day February 1st at either Clemson or Florida but hasn’t decided on which one.