Monday Morning Recruiting Updates

Stratford running back Rodney Kinlaw continues to put up incredible numbers this year for the Knights. So far Kinlaw has registered almost 1,420 yards on the ground and scored over 20 touchdowns. He continues to look at Clemson, Virginia Tech, Penn State, and N.C. State.

Clemson verbal commitment quarterback C.J. Gaddis rushed 16 times for 102 yards and passed for another 23 yards in Hoke County's second loss of the season. Gaddis, who is responsible for Hoke County averaging close to 32 points a game this year, remains firm in his commitment to Clemson University.

RB Rodney Kinlaw had another unbelievable night Friday as he went for 222 yards on just 14 carries and scored 5 times in a 49-0 destruction of James Island. Interestingly enough, he was able to put up those numbers in just one half of action. Kinlaw made the trip up to Virginia Tech this weekend and he still likes the Hokies, Penn State, Clemson, South Carolina, and N.C. State.

Kinlaw, who is arguably the Tigers top in-state target at running back this year, is now second in the Palmetto state in rushing yards behind South Aiken's Rashaad Hunter.

Hanahan LB/RB Marcus Howard rushed for 186 yards on 13 carries and score 3 touchdowns in the Hawks 54-0 win over Bishop England. Howard continues to favor Clemson over N.C. State, Georgia, and South Carolina.

Lexington RB Demetris Summers rushed 23 times for 248 yards and scored 5 touchdowns to lead his team to a 41-17 win over South Aiken Friday evening. Summers, who favors the Gamecocks over Clemson and Florida State, has over 1,400 yards and 14 touchdowns on the season.

Orangeburg-Wilkinson QB Russell Hemby completed 8-of-15 passes for 153 yards and 2 touchdowns to help lead his team to a 21-17 overtime win over South Aiken. Hemby, who lists Maryland, East Carolina, and Vanderbilt as his top schools, also rushed for over 50 yards in the win.

Camden QB Eric McCollum, who may be playing the best football in the state this season, connected on 10-of-13 passes for 253 yards and a touchdown, and also rushed for 3 scores in the Bulldogs 47-12 win over Darlington. McCollum is hearing from Clemson, South Carolina, and Penn State, but he has yet to bring in any major offers.

Parkview's tremendous trio of Brandon Pilgrim, David Overmyer, and Zeb McKinzey paved the way for another huge Panther win Friday evening with an ESPN camera crew on hand. Parkview registered almost 450 yards of total offense, including 352 on the ground.

"I was expecting a good game and I didn't think we'd dominate the way we did," Zeb McKinzey said. "We wanted to make a statement."

McKinzey made a statement this weekend by becoming the first Panther to make a verbal commitment. McKinzey committed to Georgia over the Clemson Tigers and several other schools. Pilgrim continues to favor Clemson while Overmyer likes the Tigers, Florida State, and Miami. Parkview has now won 37 consecutive games.

Washington safety Avery Roberson had a blocked punt that he returned for a touchdown Friday night to help led his team to their 4th consecutive win of the year. Roberson, who one of three prospects at Washington High, is in the process of setting up an official visit to Clemson. The Tigers like him as a free safety, and Burton Burns is his recruiter.

Greenville wide receiver Noah Whiteside had his first "normal" evening Friday with five receptions for 76 yards and no touchdowns in a 28-7 win over Wade Hampton. Whiteside remains a lock to go to the University of South Carolina.

Brynes wide receiver Terrell Allen caught 2 passes for 73 yards in a 31-13 win over Dorman High School Friday. Allen has offers on the table from Clemson, Pittsburgh, Alabama, and Texas, but the Tigers look to be in the best shape.

Several prospects to continue to keep your eye on in the coming weeks include Parkview offensive lineman Brandon Pilgrim, Crestwood safety Maurice Nelson, and Byrnes wide receiver Terrell Allen.

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