Crestwood's Maurice Nelson finished Friday evening with 9 tackles, including 1 tackle for loss in the Knight's 30-12 loss to Sumter. Crestwood now sits at a 2-3 on the young season and Nelson maintains that Clemson is his current leader.
RB Rodney Kinlaw rushed 21 times for 140 yards to help lead Stratford to a 12-0 win over Summerville. It was learned last week that Kinlaw failed to make a trip up to Happy Valley to see Penn State's 40-7 demolition of Nebraska two weeks ago. Kinlaw also denied a rumor that he was verbally committed to Virginia Tech. "My top schools right now are Penn State, Virginia Tech, South Carolina, Clemson, and NC State. I haven't set up any official visits yet," said Kinlaw.
Clemson verbal commitment QB C.J. Gaddis passed for over 200 yards and two touchdowns to help lead Hoke County to a 28-17 win over Jack Britt High School Friday night. Gaddis finished his evening by completing 5-of-11 passes for 203 yards and he also added another rushing touchdown in the win.
Camden QB Eric McCollum threw for 373 yards and 4 touchdowns in a 38-30 win over Lancaster Friday evening. McCollum capped off his monster evening by completing 19-of-27 passes for two touchdowns. Clemson, South Carolina, and Penn State and a host of other schools continue to show interest.
Lexington's Demetris Summers rushed 25 times for 181 yards and a touchdown in the Wildcats' 14-13 loss to archrival Irmo. The top ranked running back in the country has South Carolina, Clemson, Nebraska, and Florida State as his top schools.
Hanahan LB Marcus Howard went on record last week with two top schools. "Georgia and Clemson are my 2 leaders at this point. I went to the Georgia/Clemson game and to the Clemson/Georgia Tech game, but I haven't set up any officials yet," said Howard.
Syvelle Newton also went on record with his top 5. "I like South Carolina, Clemson, Florida, UCLA and Nebraska," Newton told Tracy Pierson. "I would like to visit all five schools and then make my decision on signing day." Newton also said that he would be open to a position switch at the collegiate level. Newton has backed off on saying that the Gamecocks are his favorites, which could open the door for several teams- including Clemson.
OL Trevor Rees had another solid game this weekend for Pearland High School in Pearland, Texas. Rees helped pave the way for 366 rushing yards in a 44-7 pasting of LaPorte. Rees maintains that Northwestern and Clemson are his favorites and he is also set to officially visit Clemson on January 10th.
In other news, it was learned last week that TE Will Paul no longer will consider Clemson as he turns his focus to the defensive line. Paul was widely considered to be one of the top tight end prospects in the country and he will ikely land somewhere in the Big Ten.
TE Josh Coffman, out of Palmetto, Florida has now emerged as a major prospect on the Tigers' board. Coffman has received steady interest from the Tigers since he was formally offered last spring. Coach Brad Scott remains Coffman's recruiter and has been in contact as recently as last Tuesday. Coffman has Clemson, Miami, and Florida State as his current favorites.
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