Two of the state's top prospects made official visits over the weekend to out-of-state schools. Byrnes running back Marcus Lattimore went to Penn State. He's also taken an official to Auburn and will visit Oregon on Jan. 16. He's not decided on his final two official visits. He's considering USC, North Carolina, Georgia and Florida State for those final visits. Lattimore likely will be at USC on Saturday for the Florida game.

Manning defensive back John Fulton was at Florida over the weekend. He will see the Gators again this weekend when he takes his official to USC. He has been to LSU and also likes Alabama and Georgia. Before the visit to Gainesville, Fulton was favoring USC over Alabama.

Auburn continues its strong pursuit of USC commitment offensive line Eric Mack of Calhoun County. Two recruiters visited the school to check on Mack, who has been holding to his commitment while checking other schools. Mack has taken an official visit to Auburn. On Saturday he was at Clemson unofficially for the Florida State game. He plans to be at USC this Saturday for the Florida game. If he's not playing in a state championship game, he plans to make a return trip to Auburn for the Alabama game. And the day after that he plans to be back in Columbia for the Clemson-USC game. Mack plans to schedule official visits with USC, Clemson and Kentucky at some point.

While at Calhoun County on Friday, the Auburn coaches offered ATH Shamier Jeffery, the brother of USC freshman receiver Alshon Jeffery. Jeffery also has offers from USC, Kentucky and Tennessee.

Out-of-state prospects

--OL Max Garcia of Norcross, Ga., made his official visit to Clemson over the weekend and will now decide between the Tigers, Maryland and Vanderbilt.

--Clemson is one of the schools being considered by DL LaCraig Brown (6-4, 261) of Monroe, La., after his de-commitment from Arkansas. He's still considering the Razorbacks along with Alabama, LSU and TCU.

He will take an official to TCU on Saturday.

--USC continues to press the issue with DB Kenny Ladler of Stone Mountain, Ga. Ladler is a Vanderbilt commitment but he plans to be at the USC-Florida game Saturday. A favorable impression by the Gamecocks could swing Ladler their way.

Ladler will visit Vanderbilt for its game with Kentucky.

--DL Ainsley Miller of Concord, N.C., was to be at Clemson for the Florida State game. He was at a game earlier in the season and favors the Tigers though they have not yet offered. He also likes West Virginia and New Mexico. He has an official visit with the Mountaineers set for December.

--ATH Ryan White of Tallahassee, Fla., wants to set official visits with USC, Florida, Ole Miss and Southern Miss. He was at Florida for the Arkansas game earlier in the season. White plays quarterback but USC likes him as a slot receiver.

--LB Antoine Pozniak of East Syracuse, N.Y., has been on USC's watch list all season and he plans to be in for the Florida game. He's not been offered but believes once his latest grade report is in, the offers will come. He has taken an unofficial visit to Buffalo. This season Pozniak had 154 tackles, four forced fumbles and two interceptions.

--Miami commitment LB Tyrone Cornelius of Stone Mountain, Ga., plans to set other official visits with USC, Tennessee and Michigan.

--Interest in DE of Norcross, Ga., continues to grow. Alabama is the latest major program to offer. He also holds offers from Clemson, USC, Florida State, N.C. State and Kentucky. Auburn also is showing strong interest. Hubbard was scheduled for an unofficial visit to Alabama over the weekend and plans to be at the USC-Florida game this weekend. He also plans to visit Florida State. Hubbard plans to set two of his official visits with USC and Alabama.

--ATH Lucky Radley of Woodland Hills, Calif., was scheduled for an official visit to North Carolina over the weekend. He also wants to schedule a visit with USC. He also has offers from Arizona, Colorado State, Iowa State, San Diego State, Western Michigan, Utah, San Jose State, Nevada and Utah State.

--LB Aramide Olaniyan of Woodberry Forest, Va., took an official visit to UCLA over the weekend and is scheduled to visit Duke on Dec. 4. He once was committed to the Blue Devils. He's also looking at Clemson, Vanderbilt, Michigan, N.C. State, North Carolina, Auburn, Virginia and Wake Forest.

--DL Tra Thomas of Wadesboro, N.C., has set an official visit with Michigan State for Nov. 20. He's also down with Duke for Dec. 4. Clemson also is an offer along with East Carolina, Louisville, Marshall, Navy, Elon and Appalachian State. He's also hearing from Georgia and Maryland.

--Shrine Bowl TE Ethan Farmer of Tabor City, N.C., likes Clemson, Tennessee, North Carolina, N.C. State, Virginia Tech, Alabama and Duke. He has not yet scheduled official visits.

--USC WR target Marquel Wade of Jacksonville, Fla., committed last week to Arkansas.

--Clemson ATH target of Greensboro, N.C., committed to Alabama over the weekend.

--USC is checking out junior PK Matt Ehasz of Kingsland, Ga. He's also drawing interest from Wake Forest, North Carolina and Virginia. Going into Friday night, Ehasz was 6-for-6 on field goals with a long of 37 yards, and he was 32-for-34 on extra points.

In-state prospects

--USC DL commitment Kelcy Quarles of Greenwood had planned to go to Tennessee on Saturday on an unofficial visit but went to the Clemson game instead. Quarles says his Gamecocks commitment remains strong but Tennessee continues to recruit him hard. He plans to be at USC this Saturday.

--Beaufort linebacker Justin Parker planned to get up to Clemson on Saturday night after taking the SAT earlier in the day. He is scheduled for an official visit to USC this coming weekend. Last week he said he's favoring the Gamecocks over Clemson. He was scheduled to visit Colorado on Oct. 30. but didn't make that trip.

--TE (6-5, 235), a Laurens product attending Hargrave Prep, Va., plans to enroll at Clemson in January and join the football program as a greyshirt with a chance to earn a scholarship. Whitney also plays quarterback and might get a look there as well. Whitney says he'll enroll at Clemson unless he gets an offer from a school he likes. He's also had contact with USC, Virginia and Kansas State.

--DL Ego Ferguson Jr. of Hargrave plans to take an unofficial visit to USC this Saturday. He has taken an official visit to LSU and will take officials to Notre Dame and Oklahoma later this month. He also might take a visit to Miami.

--Clemson has offered Hargrave OL Laurence Gibson (6-7, 300) and he's looking at an official visit with the Tigers on Nov. 20. Gibson is a native of Sierra Vista, Ariz. He also has offers from Ole Miss, Virginia Tech, Kent State, UTEP, South Alabama and Western Carolina. He's also getting interest from Washington, Michigan, Auburn and Syracuse. Gibson will be a mid-year enrollee.

--Darlington DB Victor Hampton is scheduled for an official visit to USC this weekend. He did not make his official visit to Tennessee over the Halloween weekend but hopes to reschedule.

--USC is showing some interest in Byrnes TE Craig Weick (6-6, 220). Recruiter Jay Graham checked on Weick last week after reviewing film. East Carolina also is showing interest. Going into Friday's game, Weick had 21 catches for 398 yards and six touchdowns.

--Dillon Shrine Bowl WR planned to be at the Clemson-Florida State game, and he's been to a couple of USC games as well. Clemson likes Blue as a receiver while USC sees him as a cornerback. Neither has offered. He's also getting interest from Coastal Carolina.

--OL RJ Canty of Chester, a Shrine Bowl selection, continues to favor East Carolina. He also has offers from Elon, Western Carolina, S.C. State, Coastal Carolina, North Carolina A&T, Morgan State and Newberry.

--Junior FB of Brookland-Cayce will make an unofficial visit to USC for the Florida game. Baxter will take a visit to Tennessee on Nov. 21 and one to Georgia Tech on Nov. 28.

--DB Tyler Walker (5-10, 165) of Fort Dorchester was scheduled to visit North Carolina Central over the weekend. He has been to Gardner-Webb and is also getting some contact from Clemson, N.C. State, Furman, Presbyterian, Wofford and The Citadel. Going into Friday, Walker had seven interceptions for the season.

--Virginia and Kentucky recently requested film on Sumter QB Stephen Curtis. He has visited The Citadel, Liberty and Elon.

Lower Richland QB Cam Worthy (6-3, 190) has drawn some interest from Georgia Tech and recently took an unofficial visit there.

Basketball

6-6 of Augusta made his official visit to Georgia Tech over the weekend and will make a decision between the Yellow Jackets and Clemson by the end of the week. He made an official visit to Clemson last month. Clemson recruiter visited Morris at his school in Connecticut last week. The November signing period for basketball begins Wednesday.