DB Tavyn Jackson of Tallahassee has been committed to USC since the summer and he said that commitment remains in place, but he does plan to take other official visits beginning with this weekend at Maryland. “Still a commit, nothing has changed, just don’t want to count anyone out.” Jackson said he’s also looking at a visit to Indiana December 10th. He was expecting Will Muschamp and Travaris Robinson to visit with him Monday night and his Maryland recruiter is coming in Tuesday.
DB Keisean Nixon of Arizona Western JC had a busy Monday hosting coaches. USC’s Will Muschamp and Travaris Robinson were in along with Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen. Nixon has taken official visits to USC, Oregon State, Colorado State and Iowa State and has been considering taking his final visit to Starkville. He will announce his decision on December 17th.
Northwest Mississippi JC coach Benji Parker said Monday his defensive back Kaleb Chalmers had a good visit to USC a couple of weekends ago. “He spoke highly of Coach Muschamp,” Parker said. Chalmers will visit Ole Miss December 10th.
USC assistants Shawn Elliott and Bryan McClendon made an in home visit Monday night with OL Tony Gray of Loganville, GA. Gray is a 6-5, 290 offensive tackle. He visited USC unofficially for the Tennessee game. USC has offered along with Georgia, Kentucky, Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn and others.
DB Ridge Ford of Fork Union Prep, VA and Durham, NC visited Clemson unofficially Saturday. He’s friends with Tiger receiver Trevion Thompson. “I loved the visit, everything is nice up there and I would love to play there. The coaches said that they were happy I came up and I’m on there radar and they would stay in touch.” Ford has offers from Morehead State and Shaw University. He’s also hearing from Arkansas State, TCU, Cincinnati and Kansas. He has an official visit to Morehead set for December 9th. This season Ford had 40 tackles with 8 for loss and 7 pass deflections and averaged 40 yards per kickoff return.
2018 LB Zakoby McClain of Valdosta, GA added USC to his offer list over the weekend. The Gamecocks join Maryland, Nebraska, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Cincinnati, Marshall and South Florida as offers for McClain. “I think they are an amazing football team that is surrounded by a great community. They like my aggressive play and the way I get to the ball.” McClain added that he’s looking for an early opportunity wherever he lands. “Get in and play as soon as possible so I’ll make a smart choice, somewhere I’ll play quickly.”
2018 DL Allen Love of Birmingham made it to Clemson Saturday night for the first time to watch the Tigers take on USC. “The visit was great, one of the best I have been on. Coach Dabo and my position coach Coach hobby was just telling me that they like me and they would play me inside and outside on the D-line.” Love has offers from Purdue, NC State and Troy. He’s also visited Louisville, Mississippi State, Troy, NC State, Georgia and Auburn. Clemson has not offered and want him to come to camp this summer to earn one.