Highly touted Hanahan wide receiver Chris Brown had planned to attend South Carolina's football game against Kentucky over the weekend with his dad. But his dad's plans changed, and he wasn't able to get a ride to Columbia.

Brown now plans to be on hand for USC's next home game against Florida. He is currently committed to Notre Dame, but USC remains a strong contender.

"I'm going to stay open," he said. "It (the commitment) is not set in stone. I just felt comfortable making the commitment. But if an opportunity comes along and I feel I need to go elsewhere, I will."

Brown talked with USC receivers coach Steve Spurrier Jr. about 1 1/2 weeks ago and has a clear idea of his thinking.

"They still want me. He said they are sticking with me and he wants me to come there."

Brown said Notre Dame and USC are the only schools he's considering. His Notre Dame official visit has been his only visit so far this season. He suffered a broken collarbone in Week 2 and expects to be back on the field for the first time since then this Friday.

In other recruiting news:

ATH Daquan Lucas of Timberland committed last week to Miami of Ohio. He also had an offer from Marshall.

One of the top remaining uncommitted players on USC's board, as well as Clemson's, DL Jonathan Bullard of Shelby, N.C., made an unofficial visit to USC on Saturday. It was his first visit of the season to USC, but at least his third trip to the campus. Clemson and Tennessee are the others on his final list. He plans to make a decision in early November.

DL Carlos Watkins of Forest City, N.C., said last week Florida is his leader over Clemson as he heads into the final week before announcing his choice Friday. He has been to several Clemson games this season.

LB Nick Dawson of Charlotte remains very interested in Clemson. He was at the game with FSU and plans to return to Death Valley later this season. He's also been to North Carolina and Louisville for games. Tennessee is showing some interest in him lately. He is not claiming a favorite.

Junior LB Quinton Powell of Daytona Beach, Fla., has offers from USC, Florida and Miami, and is hearing from Arkansas, Notre Dame and Tennessee.

OL John McLaughlin of Mauldin named Wake Forest, ECU and Marshall as his top three, in no order. He scheduled his first official visit in November and will take it at ECU. He is heading to Wake Forest in three weeks when Virginia Tech is in town.

USC commitment OL Joe Harris of Lithonia, Ga., is planning his official visit for the USC-Clemson game. He decided to commit to USC in July and has not changed his mind.

DB Elijah White of Chandler, Ariz., will take an unofficial visit to Clemson in November for his first trip to the school.

Basketball news

6-9 Brice Johnson of Edisto has set an official visit date with Clemson for this weekend. He is also talking with USC about a date, but nothing has been firmed up.

He has taken official visits to UNC, N.C. State and Florida.

Clemson will get an official visit later this month from 6-3 Adonis Filer of Chicago. He attends Notre Dame Prep, outside Boston.


point guard, he played for a high school in Hammond, Ind., last season. He was at Tennessee over the weekend and also has visited Utah. Clemson is set for Oct. 22. He is also looking at Purdue and Pittsburgh for possible visits. Filer said he will not sign early.

One-time Clemson target 6-9 Richard Peters of Phoenix committed last week to Washington State.

6-10 center Phillip Nolan of Milwaukee has set an official visit date with Clemson for Oct. 21. He has a final four of Clemson, Oregon, Marquette and Oklahoma.

Several players were scheduled to make an unofficial visit to Clemson Saturday, including 2013 prospects 6-8 Desmond Ringer of McDonough, Ga., and 6-3 Sindarius Thornwell of Lancaster; 2014 prospect 6-4 Josh Level of High Point, N.C., and 2015 prospect 6-1 Seventh Woods of Columbia.

6-9 Tyrone Haughton of Miami took one official visit to USC and has nothing else scheduled at this point. He plans to set other visits with Alabama, UConn and Virginia Tech. USC recruiter Neill Berry was scheduled to visit him last week. He is not claiming a favorite and will make his decision in early November.

6-2 Pat Myers of Orangeburg-Wilkinson committed last week to S.C. State, according to the Times and Democrat.