USC recruiter Deke Adams is meeting tonight with DL Dexter Wideman of Saluda before Wideman takes his official visit to Florida State this weekend. No one else has been in to see Wideman thus far this week. Wideman has been committed to Florida State since the summer but new Saluda coach Stewart Young feels things are up in the air as the end of the recruiting season nears. “It’s 50-50 and a Signing Day decision,” Young said. “He told Florida State he’s going to visit them so he’ll visit.” Wideman will make that visit with some of his immediate family members. Head coaches Steve Spurrier and Jimbo Fisher had their in home visits last week. Wideman plans to announce on Signing Day around 2:45 PM at his school.
LB Richard Yeargin III of Fort Lauderdale should have his decision firmed up by Monday or Tuesday at the latest his brother said Wednesday. “I think the decision is made,” Richard Yeargin Jr. said. Notre Dame and Texas have had recent contact and Yeargin Jr. said the Irish, to whom his brother once was committed, may try to get in for a final visit. He said he isn’t sure how strong the Texas interest. Yeargin III will not take a visit anywhere this weekend according to his brother. Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney was in last week and recruiter Brent Venables was in on Monday.
DE Andrew Williams of McDonough, GA will announce on National Signing Day at 9:45 AM. Georgia coach Mark Richt is making an in home visit with Williams Wednesday and he might take an official visit to Athens this weekend. Auburn coach Gus Malzahn is due in on Thursday. Clemson is the other school in the mix. Williams has already visited Auburn and Clemson.
If she had her way, the mother of DL Cory Thomas of McCalla, AL would like her son to go to Clemson. “Clemson is number one to me,” Thomas’ mother said. “My son likes the school. They showed us a good time (on the official visit). They treat us like real people. I believe it’s already in his mind but I don’t want to speak for him. But I know from the way he talks to me it’s already in his mind.” Clemson coach Dabo Swinney and assistant Marion Hobby made their in home visit Monday night. Thomas’ mother said she has a special fondness for Swinney because he recruited her grandson two years ago and her daughter died during that time. “Coach Swinney was right at her bedside and that was something I didn’t know until I got there,” she said. “And that just makes me have good feelings because I haven’t gotten over her yet.” Thomas visited Mississippi State last weekend and his mother said it was a positive experience. “It was fine, it was real nice. They treated us real nice.” Thomas will visit Tennessee this weekend and his mother will join him on that visit as well. He has been committed to the Vols.
Junior QB Brandon Wimbush (6-2 208) of Jersey City, NJ tweeted today that he was offered by USC. The Gamecocks join a long list of offers for Wimbush. Some of his other offers are Boston College, Maryland, Miami, Nebraska, Ohio State, Syracuse, Vanderbilt and Virginia Tech. And Clemson offered junior QB Lamar Jackson of Boynton Beach, FL. He also has offers from Nebraska, Cincinnati, Syracuse and Utah State. This season Jackson passed for 1688 yards and 25 touchdowns and rushed for 1401 yards and 16 scores.
Class of 2015 DB Calvin Brewton of Miami committed to Florida State a couple of weeks back. Though committed, Brewton said, “I told everyone that my recruiting process is still open. Clemson is on my mind.” The South Florida product has offers from Florida State, Clemson, Illinois, South Florida, Louisiana-Lafayette, Central Florida, Miami, West Virginia and Wisconsin. “I haven’t talked to Clemson is a while but I do expect them to come by and see me,” Brewton said. “They have a great fan base with a lot of value to offer.” He has yet to visit Clemson but is not ruling out the possibility. Next up for Brewton however, are junior day trips to Alabama and Central Florida. Brewton had named Clemson and FSU his co-leaders prior to committing to the Seminoles. Since then, he has added West Virginia as a school of strong interest.
Junior RB Isaiah Hill (6-2 210) of Byrnes has scheduled his first junior day visit. The Upstate back will be at Charlotte February 22nd. Though he has not received an offer, Hill is hearing from several schools. “North Carolina and Old Dominion have talked to me,” he said. “They tell me they really like me. I really like North Carolina. It’s a laid back place and the coaches are really cool.” Hill visited Chapel Hill during the season. Other schools sending mail to Hill include Penn State, Alabama, Louisville and NC State. Hill has not heard from USC or Clemson of late. This summer he does plan to attend several camps but has not deciding on those locations. He does not have a favorite.