Monday Recruiting Updates

Orangeburg-Wilkinson quarterback Russell Hemby is still putting up some unbelievable numbers this year. "In week 4 Against Allendale - Fairfax we won 35-21; I threw for 311 yards and 4 touchdowns," said Hemby. Updates on Hemby and all the big name recruits are contained in this report.

Maurice Nelson continues a strong senior campaign for the Crestwood Knights. Nelson posted his second consecutive 15 tackle game Friday evening in a 29-0 loss to Richland Northeast. Nelson confirmed late last week for CUTigers.com that Clemson remains the team to beat for his services. He also was expecting a formal scholarship offer from North Carolina State before the end of the week. Nelson's teammate, FB Demetrius Morant, saw his 24 game streak of rushing for over 100 yards broken by RNE, as the Cavaliers held Crestwood to just 14 total yards of offense.

Noah Whiteside, a strong Gamecock lean, continues to put up mind boggling numbers for the Greenville Red Raiders. Whiteside has 26 receptions on the year for almost 620 yards and 5 touchdowns. Those stats include a 10-catch, 256 yard peformance this past weekend against J.L. Mann high school. Interestingly enough, Clemson is recruiting Noah as a cornerback.

Marlboro County quarterback Syvelle Newton rushed 18 times for 168 yards and scored 3 touchdowns to lead the Bulldogs to a 27-10 win over Wilson Friday evening. Newton continues to favor South Carolina, even with the Gamecocks picking up a verbal commitment from Georgia QB Blake Mitchell.

Orangeburg Wilkinson QB Russell Hemby is still putting up some unbelievable numbers this year. "In week 4 Against Allendale - Fairfax we won 35-21; I threw for 311 yards and 4 touchdowns," said Hemby. "I still haven't thrown an interception (in over 60 attemps) or lose a fumble. I have thrown for 917 yards and 9 touchdowns in just four games. We have a bye week this week then we take on powerhouse Marlboro County." Hemby continues to see interest from Maryland, East Carolina, and Vanderbilt.

Clemson verbal commitment QB C.J. Gaddis rushed for 200 yards and 2 touchdowns on just 13 carries in Hoke County's 35-34 loss to Lumberton Friday night. Gaddis also completed 4-of-6 passes for 134 yards. Gaddis insists that he remains firm in his verbal commitment to Clemson. "Yes sir, that's where I'm going," the senior quarterback said in an interview on Sunday. "We missed that extra point early and we never seemed to be able to recover," Gaddis added in reference to Hoke County's first loss of the year.

Stratford RB Rodney Kinlaw rushed for 157 yards on 19 carries, including a 60-yard touchdown scamper in the third quarter to help lead the Knights to a 26-23 win over Goose Creek. Penn State, Virginia Tech, and Clemson remain Kinlaw's three favorites.

Camden QB Eric McCollum completed 9-of-10 passes for 198 yards and 2 touchdowns Friday night in the Bulldogs 42-6 romp over Lugoff-Elgin. McCollum is hearing from Clemson, Penn State, South Carolina, Maryland, and Tennessee, but he currently has no formal scholarship offers on the table.

CB Ryan Gilliam, one of the top cover corners in the Sunshine State this year, has set up an official visit with the Tigers on January 10th. Gilliam has listed Clemson in his top 5 since early this year. "Right now, I will visit Illinois (12-13), Clemson (1-10) and Florida (1-17)," Gilliam said in an interview with Jamie Newberg. Gilliam caught 10 passes for 93 yards and had 6 tackles in Lincoln High School's 29-29 tie with Valdosta (GA) this past weekend. You might remember another standout the Tigers brought in from one of Tallahassee's top schools- current freshman CB Buddy Williams.

CUTigers.com will also have scouting reports on Avery Roberson, Jarvis Jackson, and Jeramie Johnson, all outstanding defenders for Booker T. Washington High School in metro Atlanta, later this week.

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