HotNews Recruiting Updates!

Don't forget to check the HotNews box at the top of for the absolute latest information on recruits from around the southeast. We've added updates on WR Tremel Kline, S Martel Thatch, TE Philip Merling, and OL Tony Willis in this extensive report.

WR Tremel Kline
6-2, 185, 4.5
Battery Creek (SC) wide receiver Tremel Kline wants to visit his favorite schools soon and then possibly decide. "I have offers from South Carolina, Clemson, and North Carolina, but I have no favorites now," says the 6-foot-2, 185 pounder. "I am trying to see who else has an offer, like maybe Duke.

The timeframe for Kline is currently two months, but that could change. "I want to decide before the end of the summer is over. I need to go up to UNC for a visit. I already went to South Carolina and Clemson, so I already know what they are like."

Last season as a junior, caught 71 passes, for over 1,200 yds and 14 TDs.

S Martel Thatch
6-2, 180, 4.4
Camping season is nearly over for Dudley (NC) safety Martel Thatch, who could have just one camp left before he commits.

"We are going up to Virginia on Thursday to visit, but they are not going to work out," says Dudley head coach Victor Floyd, and Thatch is being a little more open about his recruitment than he was two months ago.

"I am narrowing it down some," says the 6-foot-2, 180 pounder. "I know North Carolina and Virginia are certainly in there. Vanderbilt, Wake Forest, and Clemson are in the running too. I am not sure, but I definitely want to commit before the season starts."

TE Philip Merling
6-6, 240, 4.6
Calhoun County (SC) tight end Phillip Merling is back from camp at South Carolina, but he just stood around to watch the coaches and other campers.

"I did not work out at South Carolina, and I did not go to the Clemson camp," says the 6-foot-6, 240 pounder. "I am going to Georgia in July and working out at that one."

Clemson and South Carolina are still his only two offers at the moment.

OL Tony Willis
6-6, 300, 5.0
At the moment, Highland Springs (VA) offensive lineman Tony Willis has no number one, and no offers.

"I like Clemson, NC State, Ohio State, and Ohio, but none of them have offered yet," says the 6-foot-6, 300 pounder. "I want to find a place where I feel at home."

Willis will attend a team camp at Virginia Tech, and it is the only one he has lined up so far. Top Stories