Highly recruited defensive lineman Eddie Goldman of Washington, D.C., has a group of seven finalists and plans to cut two from that list soon so he can set up his five official visits, his coach said.
"He's got his seven and that's all that's going on. We've been focusing on the season," said Aazaar Abdul Rahim.
The seven are Clemson, Cal, Auburn, Alabama, Florida State, Maryland and Miami. He visited Clemson this summer, and his coach says, "He feels good about Clemson. He's high on Clemson." Goldman might make the short trip today for Maryland's opener with Miami. And he will take an official visit to Florida State for the Oklahoma game Sept. 17. Alabama, Auburn and Miami also look strong for official visits.
In other recruiting news:
DB of Cape Coral, Fla., has had a lot on his mind lately. He transferred to another school but has not been approved for eligibility. He has been practicing but is awaiting word on his appeal. That has taken precedence over recruiting, and he hasn't narrowed his list. USC is high on his list, and Diggs said he's more than likely sure he'll take an official visit. "My five official visits will be my top five," said Diggs, who will take his official visits in-season. His nearly 30 offers include USC, Auburn, Ohio State and Nebraska. He said any game visits would be to the local schools. He plans a decision either before the U.S. Army All-American Game or at the game. He is the son of former USC linebacker Shed Diggs.
DL of South Aiken made an unofficial visit to Clemson for the Troy game and was offered by coach Dabo Swinney while there. Clemson is the first FBS school to offer. He also has offers from Georgia State, VMI and Presbyterian. He is also getting interest from Maryland, N.C. State, Georgia Tech and Kentucky.
DE Keilin Rayner of Leland, N.C., is working on his official visits with USC, Clemson, North Carolina and Duke his potential stops. He wants to set a visit with USC for the Auburn weekend and wants to set one with UNC for the N.C. State weekend. He also wants to see ECU and N.C. State. Rayner has visited UNC and Duke and has those two at the top of his list. He won't decide until after his visits.
RB Keith Marshall of Raleigh has official visits set with Georgia, Notre Dame and Florida. He told Scout.com he is now looking at Alabama, FSU, Southern Cal and Virginia Tech for his other official visits. USC is also on his short list and he has said he will take an unofficial visit with the Gamecocks.
OL Nick Davidson of Eden Prairie, Minn., has a final five of Clemson, Ohio State, Stanford, Oregon and Colorado, a TV station said.
RB Brent O'Neal of St. Petersburg, Fla., has a top three of The Citadel, Wofford and Florida International. He told Rivals.com he's favoring the Bulldogs
Clemson DL target of Thompson, Ga., committed Friday to Georgia.
Junior TE Reshawn Riley of Allendale-Fairfax is hearing from Clemson, USC, Coastal Carolina, Georgia Tech and Georgia Southern. He named USC and Clemson his top two, with USC out front.
Junior WR Ryan Jenkins of Alpharetta, Ga., has an offer from Clemson, his first. His brother, Martin, is a Tigers sophomore defensive back, so he knows the coaches well. He also camped at USC, Georgia and Georgia Tech. Other schools showing interest are Alabama, Auburn and Florida.
6-9 of Edisto made an official visit to N.C. State over the weekend. That was his first of five expected official visits. He made the trip with his father and his AAU coach, Deion Bethea, who said, "We focused on who they are recruiting and how they will use Brice. We did a lot of that same stuff on the unofficial visit. And, academics. He spent a lot of time with Coach (Mark) Gottfried." He will take official visits to Florida and UNC, and Bethea said it looks good for USC and Clemson to get official visits as well.
6-10 Richard Peters of Toronto attends prep school in Phoenix. Clemson has been one of his offers, and the Tigers are strong with him. He plans to set an official visit when recruiter Rick Ray visits him this week. He said he favored Washington at one point but that's no longer the case. He also has offers from Texas Tech, Marquette, Auburn, Alabama, Washington State, Seton Hall and Florida State.
6-8 PF Schuyler Rimmer of Orlando, Fla., made an unofficial visit to Clemson on Saturday. Rated among the top players in Florida for the 2013 class, his offers include Penn State, Virginia Tech and UCF. He's also getting interest from Butler, Florida, Stanford and Tennessee. Also visiting Clemson on Saturday was 2014 prospect Shelton Mitchell of Waxhaw, N.C. The 6-3 Mitchell also has visited USC, Wake Forest and Charlotte and plans to visit N.C. State, VCU and USC again. He does not claim a favorite.
RHP Matt Vogel of Medford, N.Y., rated by PerfectGame.com as one of the top 10 prospects in the country for the 2013 class, committed to USC last week.
USC also gained a commitment last week from 3B-OF Jae Roberts (5-11 175) of Hammond School. He is a highly regarded prospect who was named a second-team underclassman preseason All-American before his summer schedule with Canes Baseball.
Clemson announced its 2011 signing class. All 12 players have enrolled in school and will go through drills this fall. They are: RHP Daniel Gossett, Byrnes; C Garrett Boulware, T.L. Hanna; 2B-SS Jay Baum, Atlanta; RHP Brock Goodling, Mt. Union, Pa.; LHP Jeremy Scheck, Vernon Hills, Ill., OF Tyler Slaton, Cumming, Ga.; RHP Patrick Andrews, Hilton Head Prep; LHP Kyle Bailey, Southlake, Texas; 2B Trevor Kieboom, Marietta, Ga.; OF Mike Triller, Rutland, Vt.; C Andrew Cleveland, Byrnes; and OF Brad Felder, a transfer from The Citadel. Two other signees, LHP Daniel Norris and 1B Jackson Whitley, signed pro contracts this summer.