Monday Recruiting Updates

Camden's Eric McCollum headlines the list of high school stars this week. McCollum threw for 5 touchdowns and passed for over 350 yards to lead the Bulldogs to a 42-17 romp over Hartsville. Updates on McCollum and all of the major players in the Tigers' recruiting scene are contained in this report.

Crestwood's Maurice Nelson had another outstanding game Friday evening as the senior registered 15 tackles, 1 tackle for loss, 1 fumble recovery, and 1 interception in Crestwood's 34-14 win over Manning High School. Nelson continues to favor Clemson over Georgia, South Carolina, and Tennessee.

Nelson's teammate, FB Demetrius Morant, led the way on the ground for the Knights as he finished the game rushing for 167 yards and a pair of touchdowns on 18 carries. Even though Morant has gotten off to a fabulous start this season, he still has not received a formal offer from the Tigers. N.C. State and Clemson are still his top two.

Hanahan LB Marcus Howard scored 3 touchdowns Friday evening, including one on a 40-yard interception return in Hanahan's 37-6 win over Barnwell High School. Howard, brother of Clemson linebacker J.J. Howard, has 25 total tackles through his first three games this year. He was supposed to be in Tiger Town this past weekend for the Georgia Tech game, and he continues to list Clemson as his current leader.

Camden QB Eric McCollum completed 15-of-21 passes for over 350 yards and 5 touchdowns in a 42-17 win over Hartsville. McCollum is hearing from Clemson, Penn State, South Carolina, Maryland, and Tennessee.

Lexington's Demetris Summers rushed for 161 rushing yards and one touchdown in a 34-7 romp over Ridge View. Summers also completed 2-of-3 passes for 133 yards and another score to help pave the way for the Wildcats' victory. Summers is reportedly still leaning towards the Gamecocks.

Stratford's Rodney Kinlaw carried 15 times for 157 yards and two touchdowns to help lead the way to a 48-0 win over Colleton County. Kinlaw's impressive night began with a 90-yard touchdown run in the first quarter and he now has over 530 yards rushing in just 3 games this season. Rodney's favorites have remained unchanged all year long and include Clemson, Penn State, and Virginia Tech. He was supposed to be in Happy Valley this past weekend for the Penn State/Nebraska game.

Greenville's Noah Whiteside continues to shine in upstate South Carolina. Whiteside caught 6 passes for 103 yards and 2 touchdowns on offense, and ran a punt back for 37 yards and another score on special teams. The Gamecocks remain as the team to beat for Whiteside's services. South Carolina likes him as a wide receiver while the Tigers want him as a cornerback.

QB Syvelle Newton completed 18-of-28 passes for 212 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions Friday night in a 14-10 loss to Northwestern. Marlboro County is now 2-2 on the season. Newton has again gone public with a strong lean towards South Carolina.

The Parkview combination of David Overmyer, Brandon Pilgrim, and Zeb McKinzey dominated rival Brookwood Friday evening in Atlanta. The big offensive line of Panthers paved the way for over 400 yards of offense and a 17-10 win. "I probably played the best game of my life Friday," noted Overmyer. The Panthers have now won 32 consecutive games.

All three linemen are looking still looking at Clemson and all three made the trip up to Tiger Town this weekend for the rain soaked affair against the Yellow Jackets. Florida State and Miami have made a sudden push with Overmyer, while Georgia has moved in front of Clemson for McKinzey's services.

Finally, Clemson verbal commitment C.J. Gaddis rushed 11 times for 69 yards and a touchdown and completed 2-of-9 passing for 89 yards and another score to lead Hoke County High School to a 27-18 win over Cape Fear. Hoke County has started of the year 3-0. Top Stories