Who's Going Where?

The Tigers big recruiting weekend has passed, and even though only two verbal commitments went down, several more could still occur within the next 7 days. We examine which prospects are on the commitment bubble and where they are going this weekend, in this extensive report.

Last weekend almost 35 prospects made the trip to Clemson to take a look at what the Tigers had to offer. This weekend, it's the Gamecocks' turn. South Carolina currently has 26 high school football players scheduled to go to Columbia, with many of those being the same prospects that made it to Clemson the week before.

Here is a list of some the players visiting both schools this weekend:

Eric Young: Young left last weekend favoring Clemson, now he'll go through a weekend that consists of nothing but Garnet and Black. Speaking to a source close to Union on Wednesday, it appears as though this one is going down to the bitter end. South Carolina and Clemson are in touch with Big E on a daily basis, but this one is going to go all the way down to signing day.

Noah Whiteside: A once strong Gamecock commitment has now cooled down after his visit to Tiger Town last weekend. The Clemson coaching staff is anxiously awaiting his decision. If he choses Carolina, Brandon Allen will get Whiteside's scholarship and likely commit on the spot. If he chooses Clemson, the Tigers are done at wide receiver in the 2003. Serious ground was made up this weekend, but South Carolina still looks to have the edge here. Whiteside maintains that he'll likely have a decision as early as Sunday afternoon.

Tremaine Billie: Another Gamecock commitment who has wavered between South Carolina and Clemson during the last month. Billie had a good time in Tiger Town this weekend, but he did not commit. South Carolina will be looking to confirm his commitment this weekend.

Maurice Nelson: It is unclear at this point if Maurice Nelson will still make the trip to Columbia, but rest assured, he's a big time Clemson lean, and nothing is going to change that. Period. He'll announce Clemson on signing day, if not before.

Ryan Brown: Clemson left a good impression on Berkeley linebacker Ryan Brown last weekend, but it probably won't be enough to gain his commitment. Word is that South Carolina and Ohio State will battle it out for his services.

Syvelle Newton: Newton has given Clemson a chance, what more can you ask for? He'll visit South Carolina this weekend, and he'll likely be pushed for a verbal commitment then. As it stands now, it looks like it's going to be tough to beat out the Gamecocks for his services. He's canceled a trip to UCLA, and he'll take one more visit to Vanderbilt after this weekend.

David Overmyer: One thing is certain- David Overmyer is now heavily favoring Clemson. He loved Clemson this past weekend, loved his host (Charlie Whitehurst), and loved the fact that one of his teammates, Brandon Pilgrim has already committed to the Tigers. Clemson will likely maintain this edge through the weekend, but that still might not be enough to beat out the Seminoles a week later. We'll find out soon enough, but we see this one as 50-50 (Clemson-FSU) headed down the home stretch.

Curtis Rice: Rice is one of 7 players confirmed to visit Clemson this weekend. The vastly underrated linebacker has also set a visit with Middle Tennessee State. Most want to know whether or not Rice will get a scholarship offer. At this point, it doesn't look likely. A source close to the staff has indicated that it's not impossible, but he doesn't expect it to happen- there's just not enough room this year.

Woodly Telfort: The word on Telfort is that he's close to commiting to Clemson. His teammate, Travis Triplett commited to Kansas State yesterday afternoon and canceled a visit to South Carolina this weekend. Telfort still may have an opportunity to do the same thing. Two recruits from this past weekend confirmed to CUTigers.com that Telfort was heavily favoring Clemson and that he would announce sometime within the next week. But even if he makes it to Columbia, Telfort looks like he's going be wearing orange next year at tackle.

Brian Staley: Staley is closer than most think to a commitment to Clemson. He's scheduled to visit South Carolina this weekend, but that has yet to be confirmed. With visits already to both Clemson and Nebraska, Staley should announce is decision sometime in the very forseeable future. Clemson will be hard to beat for this one.

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