Former South Carolina commitment Wesley Green, a defensive back from Lithonia, Ga., says he is now considering USC along with Clemson, Tennessee, Ole Miss, Georgia and Alabama.
His high school coach, Cortez Allen, said Green will take official visits to USC, Georgia, Tennessee and Ole Miss. He also will visit Clemson and Alabama with one getting the final official visit. No dates have been set.
Green’s last visit was to Georgia for the LSU game. He’s also been to USC this season and plans to be at the Clemson-USC game. Green committed to USC in June and de-committed in September, and his coach says he’s taking things much slower this time.
“He’s going back and allowing the process to take its course,” Allen said. “There’s an interest in all those schools. He wants to get on campus and get around the guys and see what the feel is.”
Senior DE Dante Sawyer of Suwanee, Ga., is still working on getting to USC for a game this season.
“It needs to be soon, I know that,” Sawyer said. He has been to Tennessee, Auburn and Georgia for games this season. Sawyer said he’s down to USC, Tennessee, Auburn and Missouri. He has all of his official visits remaining and he plans to take them before deciding. He does not claim to have a favorite but said USC is “up there.” Sawyer is not sure when he’ll make his decision.
Offensive lineman Jordan Prestwood of Arizona Western JC made an official visit to Florida State over the weekend. He also plans to take official visits to USC, Ole Miss, Auburn and Oklahoma.
Wide receiver Josh Malone of Nashville made an official visit to Ohio State over the weekend. He also has taken official visits to Georgia and Tennessee and will visit Florida State this week and Clemson on Nov. 15.
Linebacker Raekwon McMillan of Hinesville, Ga., made an official visit to Ohio State this past weekend. He also has been to Georgia officially and has November visits set with Alabama, Clemson and Florida.
Defensive end Arden Key of Lithonia, Ga., a former USC commitment, was scheduled for an unofficial visit to LSU Saturday. Key continues to garner offers with Florida and Alabama two of the newest. Some of his other offers are USC, Clemson, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisville, Miami, Ole Miss, North Carolina, Stanford, Tennessee, UCLA, Southern Cal, Virginia Tech, Washington and LSU. There will no rush to judgment this time for Key, who committed to USC in June and de-committed in September.
Defensive lineman Albert Huggins of Orangeburg-Wilkinson made his first game day visit of the season when he went up to Clemson for the Florida State game. He had been to Clemson before for games and camps but this visit was entirely different.
“I’ve never seen the atmosphere that hyped before,” Huggins said. “That’s one thing that really impressed me. I talked to coach Swinney and he was telling me, ‘Albert, I respect you whatever decision you make.’ That’s basically what he was telling me.”
Defensive back Mark Fields Jr. of Cornelius, N.C., made his second visit this season to Clemson for the Florida State game.
“It was awesome, best I’ve ever seen,” said Fields, who talked with Swinney and defensive backs coach Mike Reed prior to the game. While the Tigers suffered a lopsided loss, Fields says that does not affect his thinking about possibly going to Clemson. “A game like that doesn’t affect me in any kind of way. Things like that happen.”
Fields has said his top teams are Clemson and USC.
RHP Derrick Vail of Santa Fe JC in Florida committed to Clemson last week for the 2014 class. Last season Vail was 5-5 with two saves and a 3.11 ERA. He allowed 48 hits in 46.1 innings while striking out 24 and walking 18.
He allowed two home runs. Opponents batted .268 against him. Vail is the ninth commitment for Clemson’s 2014 class and the third pitcher.
Baseball America 2013 recruiting rankings:
3. South Carolina
4. Oklahoma State
5. Oregon State
9. Mississippi State
12. Cal State Fullerton
17. Texas Christian
18. Florida State
22. Loyola Marymount
24. Southern California