USC remains the public leader for DB Wesley Green of Lithonia, GA but he will take his official visit to Georgia this weekend with his father, a weekend in which Georgia is scheduled to bring in a number of their top targets. So, this visit will go a long way in determining Green’s final decision. “He’s telling everybody the same thing, that it’s going to get down to the wire and he’ll make a decision once he sees how everything goes this weekend,” Green’s coach Cortez Allen said. USC is out front but Allen said, “There’s more and more conversation about Georgia. He makes it clear to say South Carolina is still in the lead but the conversation has been more and more about what’s going on at Georgia. Coach Spurrier came in last week and they had a great conversation but I know from talking to coach (Lorenzo) Ward that he knows they have to stay in there.” Ward and secondary coach Grady Brown plan to visit Green Wednesday, weather permitting. Green has not seen any coaches this week. Allen said Green could have a decision as early as Sunday or Monday after he visits Georgia and is likely to make it public then via Twitter rather than waiting until the school signing ceremony Wednesday morning. “As soon as he has a clear cut decision, I think he will make it public.”
DB Wesley Green of Lithonia, GA has USC as his leader, according to his coach, Cortez Allen. Speaking with Green via text, he only confirmed that he would make his official visit to Georgia this weekend. When asked if USC remained his current leader, Green would not respond.
DE Darrius Caldwell of Pearl River JC, MS wants to attend USC according to his coach and efforts are being made to resolve the glitch that right now is preventing the transfer. “It’s in the process of being resolved,” Pearl River coach William Jones said Monday night. “There’s an appeal with the NCAA with what happened at Illinois. We got a little clarification of that today. There’s still a chance South Carolina is going to sign him.” At issue is Caldwell’s time at Illinois. He signed in 2011 as a qualifier then in November of that year the NCAA reversed its ruling and deemed him a non-qualifier. However, Illinois allowed Caldwell to remain in school and continue to practice in his redshirt season. He then played for the Illini in 2012 before transferring to Pearl River for the 2013 season. The SEC office, in going over the paperwork for USC in preparation for Caldwell’s transfer, discovered the violation and because Caldwell was a non-qualifier, the SEC rule that he has to spend three semesters at the junior college before he can transfer prevents him from going to USC. “Nobody knew about it,” Jones said. “We’re trying to work thru it with the SEC and the NCAA. It was addressed and we thought it was cleared up. There’s a glitch in the SEC rules and we’re researching and going back. We’re just trying to work thru it.” While that’s going on, the recruiting of Caldwell is going forward. “I think they are still recruiting Darrius,” the coach said of USC. “There’s still a chance South Carolina is going to sign him but we’re protecting his interest by taking some other visits. It doesn’t mean he’s going to sign there. He’s very interested in South Carolina. I think he would really like to be at South Carolina but he’s got to protect himself too. He may visit USC after Signing Day if we can get this worked out.” Caldwell is scheduled to visit Arizona State this weekend with a teammate.
USC today offered WR Isaiah McKenzie of Plantation, FL according to 247Sports. Lorenzo Ward and Grady Brown visited McKenzie today and made the offer and invited him to visit this weekend. The report said the visit isn’t likely to happen. Ole Miss, Florida and Notre Dame appear to be the front runners with Ole Miss his leader.
Two days after decommitting from Notre Dame, LB Richard Yeargin III of Fort Lauderdale still favors Clemson but has not yet finalized a decision according to his brother. “Clemson is his top school as of now, he just hasn’t confirmed anything,” Yeargin’s brother Richard Yeargin Jr. said Monday night. “We’re just taking a second glance and making sure we’re doing this for all the right reasons. He hasn’t made up his mind. I think I know where he wants to go. He’s weighing heavy on Clemson.” Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables visited with Yeargin III Monday and Clemson will be sending scholarship papers this week. Some other schools have checked in on Yeargin III but “we don’t want to waste any coaches’ time,” Yeargin Jr. said. Yeargin III will notify his school of choice a couple of days before Signing Day and might go public with the decision then his brother said.
Shrine Bowl DL Poona Ford of Hilton Head had a good visit to Purdue last weekend and will visit Missouri this weekend his coach told the Island Packet. He’s also still considering Texas which he has also visited. BJ Payne said Ford is considering making his announcement on ESPNU on Signing Day.
Shrine Bowl WR Hunter Renfrow of Socastee remains undecided about a scholarship from Appalachian State and a walk-on opportunity from Clemson. He made his official visit to Clemson last weekend. “I really like Clemson, but you can’t beat a free education so we will see,” Renfrow said. He does plan to make his decision this week.
WR Freddie Phillips of Pelion with travel to Raleigh this weekend for a junior day visit to NC State. He holds offers from State and North Carolina. Phillips has yet to visit Chapel Hill. Florida defensive line coach Brad Lawing has remained in contact with Phillips which could result in a visit to Gainesville down the road. He does not have any favorites.
Junior RB Bryce Love of Wake Forest, NC has added Nebraska to his offer sheet. The Cornhuskers join Clemson, USC, North Carolina, NC State, Northwestern, Appalachian State, Tennessee, Penn State, Stanford, Virginia Tech, Georgia Tech, Ohio State, Duke and Arkansas. Love’s father, Chris Love, ran track at USC. Love also has several ties to Clemson and is showing strong interest in the two Palmetto State programs.