RB Michel Dukes of First Baptist wrote off basketball as a college career last spring and even decided not to play AAU ball this summer. Dukes has changed his mind. He is playing with Upward Stars on the AAU circuit and recently landed his first basketball offer from IUPUI. So, he might again consider doing the football-basketball double. But, football is still first on his list and he said he hears from USC recruiters Bobby Bentley and Pat Washington about every two weeks. He visited USC in June to watch camp. He also checked out the dorms and the academic side of campus on that visit. He also visited East Carolina in June. He said Virginia Tech, Arkansas, Oregon, North Carolina and Georgia State are also showing a lot of interest. He plans to take an official visit to Virginia Tech for the Notre Dame game if the Hokies are still strong with him then.
OL Cooper Dawson of Hanahan recently was offered by Georgia State and Vanderbilt is showing strong enough interest that an offer may be coming. Dawson has a Clemson offer and is in touch with Robbie Caldwell and Tony Elliott. He will visit Clemson Friday for the cookout. He’s thinking of going to Georgia State Thursday and Vanderbilt Saturday. He visited Georgia Southern and Central Florida in June. Dawson tore an ACL at Clemson’s camp in June and will miss his senior season.
DE Dante Walker, who camped at USC in June, said he’s still hearing from Gamecock recruiter Mike Peterson who likes him as an outside linebacker. Walker has been strong on USC but he said he needed to improve his academics and he’s done that this summer. He also just took the ACT for a second time. He said he’s also hearing from Tennessee, Georgia and Tennessee State. Walker said USC and Tennessee are the two showing him the strongest interest.
2020 LB Sergio Allen of Fort Valley, GA plans to visit Clemson unofficially Thursday with his mother. He also likes Auburn, Alabama and Georgia Tech among others right now and said he doesn’t have a specific order with the schools. He said he also is planning to visit Alabama Saturday if he can work it out.
Clemson target DL Enoch Jackson will make his announcement on August 5th. He’s down to Clemson, Texas Tech and Arkansas and plans to visit Clemson Friday for the All-In Cookout.
2020 DL Jamil Burroughs of Powder Springs, GA tells Rivals he’s down to Clemson, Georgia and Alabama and will announce on August 25th.
Blythewood 2G Tre Jackson was offered by Wofford, USC Upstate, Presbyterian and Gardner Webb.