Monday Morning Recruiting Updates

Clemson verbal commitment Anthony Waters continues to dominate the competition on both sides of the ball. We've got the latest on Waters, Union's Mickey Rice, Jacksonville's Gerald McCloud, Berkeley's Jabari Levey, and North Augusta's Reggie Merrieweather.

Union's Mickey Rice continues to have an outstanding season. Through last weekend's game, Mickey has registered 32 tackles (6 for negative yardage), 1 forced fumble and 1 fumble recovery, 1 interception, 1 defensive touchdown, and 7 quarterback pressures and 3 sacks. South Carolina and Clemson are Mickey's two current leaders, and sources around Rice continue to indicate that he would like to stay instate. Rice is unquestionably one of the key defensive players in the state of South Carolina this year.
Mickey Rice

Clemson verbal commitment RB/DB Gerald McCloud (Jacksonville, FL) rushed for 104 yards on 16 carries and scored two touchdowns to lead visiting Arlington County Day to a 28-6 win over Hilliard in a district matchup. McCloud intercepted three passes last season and accounted for nearly 1,450 total yards for Arlington Country Day. McCloud continues to be one of the most dominating players in the Jacksonville area this season as the Apaches have bolted out to a 4-1 start.


Reggie Merriweather
North Augusta's Reggie Merriweather scored two touchdowns and rushed for 242 yards on 44 carries in the Jackets' 42-21 victory over Airport. Merriweather now has 204 rushes for 1361 yards and 17 touchdowns on the season. The Tigers still look to be in great shape with a player who many consider to be the best running back in the state of South Carolina. Other schools such as Florida, Indiana, and Michigan State continue to be hot on the recruiting trail. Merriweather is well on his way to surpassing last years impressive total of 1,870 yards and 18 touchdowns.

Moncks Corner standout Jabari Levey (6-8, 300, 4.9) has set a date of January 11th for his official visit to Clemson and will also set a date set for South Carolina in the near future. Jabari is also planning on attending the N.C. State-Clemson game this weekend in Raleigh, NC. His current Top 5 consists of Clemson, South Carolina, Florida State, Tennessee and Penn State. Levey, who plays for Berkeley High School, bench presses 350 pounds and has emerged as literally as one of the most enormous prospects in the state.

Clemson verbal commitment RB/LB Anthony Waters scored two touchdowns for the Lake View Wild Gators (now 6-1 on the season) as he rushed for 156 yards on 21 carries. On defense he forced a fumble in the endzone and recorded double-digit tackles. Projected as an outside linebacker at Clemson, Waters has 89 rushes for 606 yards and 6 touchdowns so far this season. Anthony (6-3, 205, 4.5) is currently ranked as the #9 weakside linebacker prospect in the country by recruiting expert Max Emfinger. All indications are that Waters commitment with the Tigers' is very firm.
Anthony Waters


Troy Williamson
Wide Receivers Troy Williamson (Silver Bluff) and Travis Anderson (Byrnes) were held in check for the first time in long while Friday night. Anderson only caught 1 pass in Brynes 7-0 win, and Troy Williamson was held scoreless as Silver Bluff continued its 27-game winning streak. Travis Anderson has 17 catches for 296 yards and 6 touchdowns so far this season. Meanwhile, Williamson has set up an official visit with Clemson January 12 as his phenomenal season continues.

We will continue to keep you updated on the progress of these fine athletes throughout the rest of the season.

We'd like to give a special thanks to SCHighSchoolSports.com and SCPrepFootball.com for their contributions to this report.

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