6-7 Naji Marshall of Greenbelt, MD announces Friday at 11 AM. USC is in his final seven along with Rhode Island, Xavier, TCU, Maryland, Pittsburgh and Virginia Tech. He visited USC in late June.
Clemson remains in the picture for Missouri transfer 6-8 Jakeenan Gant. The Georgia native averaged 5 points and 4 rebounds per game as a reserve for Mizzou last season. He played in 53 games in his two seasons there. Gant reportedly also is considering Georgia and Georgia Tech though a transfer within the SEC is not likely. Gant takes some NCAA baggage with him to his next stop. He was forced to sit out the first nine games of his freshman season by the NCAA for accepting improper benefits from a booster. Gant also was suspended for a game last season after being cited for possession of drug paraphernalia.
Clemson target DB CJ Avery of Grenada, MS plans to announce his top five list Friday. Some of his other offers include Alabama, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Louisville, Notre Dame, Michigan and Tennessee.
OL Jordon Carty of Hollywood, Fla. recently visited USC on July 18 and said his visit went very well. The 6-foot-7 283 pound Carty toured the facilities on his visit, which he said are one of the main things he likes about USC. “I enjoyed it,” Carty said. “It was really fun. I went and toured and liked the facilities.” Carty was offered by the Gamecocks in June and has other offers from NC State, UNC and West Virginia. He said he keeps in touch with the coaches at USC via text but does not have any future visits planned yet. He does not have a decision date set and does not intend to release a top list anytime soon. (story by Carson Mason)
2017 DE Jarez Parks of Sebastian, FL includes Clemson in his top eight list of schools. The others are Alabama, Southern Cal, Oklahoma, Florida, LSU, Auburn and Florida State.
WR Austin Connor of Dutch Fork visited Vanderbilt Thursday.
Per TheBigSpur DB AJ Terrell of Atlanta visited USC Wednesday. He was at Clemson Saturday.
2018 LB Teradja Mitchell of Virginia Beach, VA will visit Clemson Friday.
Clemson 2018 basketball target PG Coby White of Wilson, NC committed to North Carolina.