USC has reached out the West Coast in an attempt to attract a placekicker for the 2017 class. Chase McGrath of Newport Coast, CA was offered Thursday night by the Gamecocks. He also picked up an offer from Virginia to go along with earlier ones from Texas Tech, Utah State and Army. He has taken an official visit to Texas Tech. McGrath was named the All-County placekicker last season. He was 3-5 on field goals with a long of 51 yards and 90-93 on extra points. Here’s a scouting report on McGrath from Kohl’s professional camps: McGrath had a solid showings at multiple Kohl’s events. His FG are probably top 15 in the country. He does need to KO with a little more hang-time and distance to match his FG ability. McGrath can also punt very well and is a talented combo k/p. He gets good lift on his FG’s and is able to create spirals easily in punting.
USC Friday offered 2019 DE Derrick McClendon of Tucker, GA.
DL Romello Martin of Brooklyn did not sign Wednesday as he awaits the return of his most recent SAT score. USC recruited Martin for much of the season and he said the Gamecocks have been in touch with his coach as have Ole Miss and Florida. He made an unofficial visit to USC in August. Martin said if he does not qualify he plans to attend a prep school, possibly Milford Prep.
Clemson and USC target DE KJ Henry of Clemmons, NC was offered by Stanford.
One time Clemson commitment RB Cordarrion Richardson of Memphis, who was expected to sign with Maryland, signed with Central Florida.