Monday Morning Recruiting Updates

Crestwood's Maurice Nelson, one of the top strong safety prospects in the southeast, has already registered more than 90 tackles this year. Updates on Nelson and all of the big names looking at the Clemson Tigers are contained in this report.

Clemson verbal commitment C.J. Gaddis rushed 18 times for 139 yards in Hoke County's 28-13 loss to Richmond County. Gaddis reaffirmed to CUTigers.com last week that he is still a strong Clemson commitment. His next visit to Clemson will be for the South Carolina game on November 23rd.

Stratford running back Rodney Kinlaw rushed for 68 yards and a touchdown Friday evening in a 48-0 route of Goose Creek High School. Kinlaw also scored on an 80-yard kickoff return to the open the secon half. Stratford now sits at 10-0 on the season, and Kinlaw has over 1,500 yards and over 20 scores on the year. Clemson, Penn State, Virginia Tech, and South Carolina remain his favorites.

Camden quarterback Eric McCollum completed 5 of 7 passes for 74 yards and 2 touchdowns in a 47-0 romp over Kingstree. McCollum is still hearing from South Carolina, Wake Forest, Tennessee, and Penn State. The Nittany Lions have already moved in with an offer, but South Carolina and Clemson have not. The Tigers will more than likely not be a factor in McCollum's recruitment.

Lexington running back Demetris Summers rushed 20 rushes, 270 yards and three rushing touchdowns, and one 40 yard pass for a touchdown in a 48-28 win over Orangeburg-Wilkinson. Summers still appears to be a strong South Carolina lean.

Greenville wide receiver Noah Whiteside caught 6 passes for 130 yards, including touchdown receptions of 65 and 13 yards to help lead the Red Raiders to a 39-7 over Mann. "That's history there, the first time Greenville High has had a 10-0 season and a region championship," Whiteside told The Greenville News.

Whiteside, a strong South Carolina lean, now has 68 catches for 1437 yards and 18 touchdowns.

Marlboro County QB Syvelle Newton announced late last week that he'll wait all the way until Signing Day to announce his decision. "South Carolina, Clemson, Florida, Nebraska, UCLA, Georgia Tech, Tennessee and Maryland have offered," said quarterback Syvelle Newton. "I like them all. Early playing time is important and I will make my decision on Signing Day."

Brynes wide receiver Terrell Allen now has 31 receptions for 556 yards and 3 touchdowns this year. Allen should be setting up an official visit to Clemson in the very near future. He currently has offers from Alabama, Pittsburgh, Clemson, and Texas.

Clemson verbal commitment PK Jad Dean has been having another strong year for Greenwood High School. Dean, who nails virtually every kickoff through the back of the endzone, has made 23-of-24 PATs and 6 field goals on the year.

CUTigers.com had the chance to travel down to Sumter for Crestwood's game against Conway. The Knights fell 24-21, but we were able to capture some great video of Demetrius Morant and Maurice Nelson. Highlights of the game will be posted throughout the week. Nelson has recorded over 90 tackles on the year and Morant has over 1,300 yards on the ground and 10 touchdowns, including 22 carries for 157 yards and 1 score Friday evening.

Finally, the Shrine Bowl roster for South Carolina is expected to released Monday. There has been some speculation that several of the higher profile athletes in the Palmetto State may be left out of the line up. Stay tuned.

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