Saturday Recruiting Tidbits

SS Maurice Nelson has confirmed that the Tigers are still the team to beat for his services, while the South Carolina Gamecocks have fallen considerably in his top 5. Nelson is just one of six players updated in this extensive recruiting report for Saturday.

OL Chris Capote confirmed an official visit to Clemson yesterday for January 10th. He said that he also plans to schedule visits to Colorado State, Rutgers, and Boston College. Also, the Rutgers Scarlet Knights have now offered him a scholarship. Capote will be one of seven offensive linemen visiting that Clemson weekend. The other prospects are Woodly Telfort, Ty Hall, Brandon Pilgrim, Mario Henderson, Trevor Rees, and David Overmyer.

SS Maurice Nelson has also confirmed that the Tigers are still the team to beat for his services, while the South Carolina Gamecocks have fallen considerably in his top 5. Nelson has official visits set with Vanderbilt on December 6th, Clemson on January 10th, South Carolina on January 17th, Maryland on January 24th, and Georgia on January 31st. Nelson will take all of his visits before deciding on his school of choice. Nelson, who just added the trip to Vanderbilt over North Carolina, is being recruited to play as a Rover in John Lovett's defense.

DE Mario Williams has decided to announce his decision on where he'll be attending school on December 11th on Jamie Newberg's Countdown to Signing Day. Williams was orginally a verbal commitment to N.C. State, but he's been seeing what else is available over the course of the last few months. Williams, a 4-star prospect on the defensive line by, took in the Clemson-Maryland game just 2 weeks ago. Apparently, that wasn't enough to turn the tide in favor of Clemson, as the Tigers are no longer in the running for his services.

Verbal commitment C.J. Gaddis saw his season come to a close last weekend in a 28-21 loss to Winston-Salem Reynolds High School. Gaddis is still a very strong Clemson commitment even though he'll take official visits to North Carolina and Clemson, just "to see what's out there." Gaddis has also indicated that the Tigers are done recruiting at quarterback for the 2003 class.

Stayed tuned with South Carolina verbal commitment Tremaine Billie, a standout running back out of Dreher High School in Columbia. Billie has already set an official visit to Clemson, and word has it that a "change of heart" may be in order for one of the state's most underrated backs. Billie rushed 241 times for 1570 yards and 17 touchdowns and could play either running back or defensive back at the next level.

OL Ty Hall's situation still remains delicate. Hall confirmed to late last week that an official visit to Clemson would be in order, even though he very well might commit elsewhere by then. Hall made a trip down to see the Wake Forest Demon Deacons this past weekend and he's also already made a trip up to see BC take on Syracuse.

One player to continue to keep your eye on as we enter the month of December is WR Chris Jefferson. Jefferson has been a strong Clemson lean for quite some time even though Virginia has now made a strong push for his services. Jefferson has set an official visit to Clemson for January 10th and one to Virginia for Janaury 24th, but don't be suprised to see him commit before the start of the new year.

Another player to continue to watch closely is Curtis Rice. Rice is on the verge of a Clemson offer and could be instrumental in bringing on board some of the other top prospects out of Union. Coach Stockstill has been all over his situation for quite some time now. Top Stories