Defensive end Jonathan Bullard of Shelby, N.C., spent the weekend at South Carolina for his third official visit, taking in the Gamecocks' win over The Citadel. He also met with members of the defensive staff and coach Steve Spurrier.
He also has taken official visits to Nebraska and Clemson. He will visit Florida officially this weekend and plans to make his decision within two weeks of that visit. USC and Florida have been at the top of his list the longest, but Clemson strengthened its position with his visit there last weekend.
Each school has a tie to Bullard. USC was the first to offer him, and his high school coach was Gamecocks defensive lineman Travian Robertson's high school coach. His close friend Carlos Watkins has committed to Clemson. And another close friend Raheim Ledbetter has committed to Florida.
In other recruiting news:
Junior WR Tramel Terry of Goose Creek picked up an offer from Tennessee recently, his 15th offer. He reopened his recruitment after de-committing from Georgia and was back in Athens for the Auburn game. He says USC, Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama and Virginia Tech are showing the most interest right now, though he does not have a list of favorites.
TE Jerrel Adams of Fork Union Prep, Va., made his second official visit of the calendar year to USC over the weekend. Adams, the former Shrine Bowl tight end from Scott's Branch, committed to USC for the 2011 class but did not qualify. He made an official visit to USC last January and was back for another over the weekend. He will finish his academic work in December and enroll in January.
WR Kwinton Smith of Dillon took an unofficial visit to USC for the Florida game. He took an official visit to Florida recently but confirmed last week his commitment to USC.
Junior RB Jabo Lee of Dillon has Clemson, Tennessee and Virginia Tech as his top three. Clemson and the Vols have already offered along with East Carolina, Bowling Green and Miami of Ohio. USC is also showing interest.
OL Jonathan McLaughlin of Mauldin planned to make an unofficial visit to N.C. State over the weekend, his first to the school. His offers include S.C. State, which he plans to visit, Wake Forest, Marshall and ECU. He did not name a favorite.
RB Mike Davis of Atlanta, the brother of former Clemson star running back James Davis and a Florida commitment since February, is considering official visits to USC and Clemson. That USC visit could come as early as this weekend, though he said he's not set any other dates except for a Jan. 21 trip to Gainesville. USC's Lorenzo Ward has continued to recruit Davis and may be making some headway. He said his commitment to Florida remains solid.
6-5 junior Sindarius Thornwell of Lancaster will be the state's top basketball prospect for the 2013 class. He had a spectacular summer and the offers from the major programs have been pouring in, including from Clemson and USC. He said he's far from ready to narrow his list. He plans to be in Columbia this weekend for the Clemson football game.
Junior middle INF Weston Wilson of High Point, N.C., has committed to Clemson, according to Clemson247.com. He reportedly picked the Tigers over N.C. State and USC.
Junior LHP Josh Reagan of Lexington committed to the College of Charleston, according to DiamondProspects.com.
Five high school seniors, as well as two junior college players, have committed to Charleston Southern for the 2013 season. High school seniors Miller Bonds, Kyle Dyson, Zach Haralambis, Kevin Hickey and Andrew Tomasovich will join the Buccaneers as freshmen in 2012-13, while Tory Schroff and Stephen Leopard will transfer from junior colleges.