Greenwood DB Von Ramsey and Daniel DE Palmer Story of Daniel committed to The Citadel.
It was a super recruiting weekend for USC’s Will Muschamp and he’s hoping to carry that momentum over to this week with the final two prospects on his board.
Muschamp beefed up his offensive line for 2018 and ’19 with commitments from a pair of heavily recruited prospects, Dylan Wonnum (6-foot-5, 290 pounds) of Tucker, Georgia, for the ’18 class and Vincent Murphy (6-foot-4, 260 pounds) of Fort Lauderdale for the ’19 class.
Wonnum will join his brother, rising redshirt junior DE DJ Wonnum, with the Gamecocks this season. He chose USC over Tennessee and Auburn and should see early playing time.
Murphy visited USC for the junior day in January and returned Saturday for another visit during which he made his commitment. He chose the Gamecocks over offers from Florida, Kentucky, Missouri, Georgia Tech, Texas and others.
Muschamp also added to his 2019 class last week WR Jamario Holley (5-foot-10, 165 pounds) of Northwestern. He had 75 catches for 1,178 yards and 18 touchdowns last season.
Here’s a look at USC’s 23-member class, signees and commitments, heading into Wednesday’s National Signing Day, which is ranked 17th by ESPN, 18th by Rivals and 19th in the 247Sports composite ranking.
1. RJ RODERICK DB 6-0 207 CANE BAY
2. JONATHAN GIPSON DB 6-0 180 HOSCHTON, GA
3. ISRAEL MUKUAMU DB 6-4 190 BOSSIER CITY, LA
4. BRYCE THOMPSON DB 6-0 180 DUTCH FORK
5. JAYCEE HORN DB 6-1 170 ALPHARETTA, GA
6. KINGSLEY ENAGBARE DE 6-4 260 HAPEVILLE, GA
7. JABARI ELLIS DL 6-5 285 GEORGIA MILITARY JC
8. JESUS GIBBS DL 6-4 265 DUMFRIES, VA
9. TYREEK JOHNSON DL 6-3 262 LAKEWOOD
10. ERNEST JONES IV LB 6-2 205 WAYCROSS, GA
11. ROSENDO LOUIS LB 6-2 240 DEERFIELD BEACH, FL
12. HANK MANOS OL 6-4 275 CHAPIN
13. MAXWELL IYAMA OL 6-6 290 MURFREESBORO, TN
14. WYATT CAMPBELL OL 6-6 285 LUGOFF-ELGIN
15. JOVAUGHN GWYN OL 6-3 290 CHARLOTTE
16. DYLAN WONNUM OL 6-5 290 TUCKER, GA
17. DAKEREON JOYNER QB 6-1 190 FORT DORCHESTER
18. LAVONTE VALENTINE RB 6-0 188 MELBOURNE, FL
19. DESHAUN FENWICK RB 6-2 210 BRADENTON, FL
20. RONNIE JAMISON WR 6-1 190 HIGHLAND JC, KS
21. DARIUS RUSH WR 6-2 180 CE MURRAY
22. TYQUAN JOHNSON WR 6-3 181 SYLVANIA, GA
23. JOSH VANN WR 5-11 175 TUCKER, GA
Thompson and Jamison were two early commitments who did not sign in December because of academics. Both have said they plan on signing with the Gamecocks Wednesday.
USC did lose a commitment from the class last week when OL LaMarius Benson of Covington, Georgia, decommitted and committed to Central Florida the next day.
Muschamp’s remaining targets are DL John Mincey of Homerville, Georgia, and DL Rick Sandidge of Concord, North Carolina. USC coaches Lance Thompson and Travaris Robinson saw Mincey Friday and he talked on the phone with Muschamp. He is choosing between the Gamecocks and Tennessee and could have a decision as early as today.
Saturday afternoon Muschamp and his defensive assistants got the final in person home visit with Sandidge. He is down to the Gamecocks and Georgia. Kirby Smart and assistants were in earlier in the week.
WR Warren Thompson of Seffner, Florida, last week committed to Florida State over USC.
Clemson goes into signing week with a chance to make some noise of its own. The Tigers are holding on WR Justyn Ross of Phenix City, AL, OL Richard Gouraige of Tampa, DB Trevon Flowers of Tucker GA, DB Mario Goodrich of Lees Summit, MO, DB Leon O’Neal of Cypress Springs, TX and DB Patrick Surtain of Plantation, FL.
Ross is down to Clemson, Auburn and Alabama. Dabo Swinney made his in home visit last week hoping to convince the highly regarded Ross he can be the next great receivers in the Tigers’ offense. But Alabama and Auburn have been making their own similar arguments.Ross will announce Wednesday on ESPN2 at 1:15 p.m.
Gouraige has been a Florida commitment but he took an official visit to Auburn over the weekend. He visited Clemson, Ole Miss and Florida last month. He will choose from the Tigers, Florida and Auburn Wednesday at 2:45 p.m.
Flowers made an official visit to Clemson Thursday and Friday and one to Tennessee over the weekend. He’s also considering Kentucky with which he signed a baseball letter of intent in November but was later released from that. Flowers is a middle infielder for baseball and a safety for football. He only played one season of football so schools, like Clemson, were late to get on him for that sport. “They want me bad. They need help at the safety spots and I’m pretty much a priority. They want me bad” he said the Tigers. He talked with Clemson safeties coach Mickey Conn Saturday and Sunday. He had very positive things to say about the Tennessee visit and feels like new coach Jeremy Pruitt will build a strong program. Flowers plans to play both sports in college.
Goodrich is a former Nebraska commitment but is choosing from Clemson, Georgia and LSU. He took his official visit to Clemson the last weekend in January and Swinney was in last Monday for his in home. “He’ll fit in good with everything they want to do,” said his assistant coach Limbo Parks. “He’s confident he can play in it. He liked everything about Coach Venables and Coach Reed.” Georgia got the last in person visit on Thursday. He plans to announce his choice Wednesday morning between 8:30-9:30 a.m.
O’Neal plans to announce sometime Monday with Texas A&M, Georgia and Oklahoma the others on his list. He’s a former Texas A&M commitment.
Surtain is considered a long shot for the Tigers. He took an official visit to Miami over the weekend. He also visited Clemson, Ohio State, LSU and Alabama. He will announce Wednesday at 10 a.m. on ESPNU.
Clemson has tried to get back in the picture with LB Dax Hollifield of Shelby, North Carolina. The Tigers were his first offer but late moved on from him and he has been focused on Virginia Tech, Stanford and North Carolina. Clemson’s Brent Venables was by his school last week to express his rekindled interest. According to TigerIllustrated, Hollifield visited Clemson last week, not to meet with coaches but with some players he knows. He made an unofficial visit to Virginia Tech Saturday.
Clemson also offered a grayshirt opportunity to Conway LB Jaylen Moody. He took an official visit to Alabama over the weekend and has also visited Arkansas, Ole Miss and Georgia State.
Here’s a look at Clemson’s 15-member class. All signed in December and enrolled in January. The class is ranked 6th by ESPN, 8th in the 247Sports composite ranking and 14th by Rivals.
1. KYLER MCMICHAEL DB 6-1 185 NORCROSS, GA
2. XAVIER THOMAS DE 6-3 255 IMG ACADEMY, FL
3. JUSTIN MASCOLL DE 6-4 237 SNELLVILLE, GA
4. KJ HENRY DE 6-5 220 CLEMMONS, NC
5. JOSH BELK DL 6-3 290 LEWISVILLE
6. DARNELL JEFFERIES DL 6-3 265 COVINGTON, GA
7. MIKE JONES LB 6-1 210 IMG ACADEMY, FL
8. JAKE VENABLES LB 6-2 222 DANIEL
9. JORDAN MCFADDEN OL 6-4 285 DORMAN
10. JACKSON CARMAN OL 6-6 294 FAIRFIELD, OH
11. BT POTTER PK 5-11 170 SOUTH POINTE
12. TREVOR LAWRENCE QB 6-5 190 CARTERSVILLE, GA
13. LYN-J DIXON RB 5-10 192 BUTLER, GA
14. BRADEN GALLOWAY TE 6-6 208 SENECA
15. DERION KENDRICK WR 6-1 190 SOUTH POINTE