Hanahan’s Samuel Denmark commits to Virginia Tech

Hanahan’s Samuel Denmark (2) has committed to Virginia Tech. (Leroy Burnell/postandcourier.com)

Hanahan High School wide receiver Samuel Denmark has verbally committed to Virginia Tech, several outlets reported Sunday night.

Denmark, 6-0 and 175 pounds, is a rising senior at Hanahan and reportedly chose the Hokies over Wake Forest.

Demark is also a standout sprinter for the Hawks’ track team, having finished second in the Class AAA 100 meters last year in 10.92 seconds.

South Carolina has positioned itself nicely with tight end Naseir Upshur of Philadelphia. His good friend and former high school teammate is Gamecock running back David Williams.

Upshur visited USC last season for the Georgia game and has been high on the Gamecocks since then. But he is looking hard at others. He was offered by LSU last week and plans to take visits to Florida, Maryland, Miami and Arizona State along with a return trip to USC. Upshur said he’s in regular contact with USC recruiter GA Mangus.

“Honestly, if I were to have a top five South Carolina would be in that category,” Upshur said. “I really love South Carolina. They know how to get tight ends the ball. They have two great tight ends right now that possibly could go to the next level, that’s what makes me so high on them.  I just felt like when I was there it would be a nice fit for me.”

Upshur said Miami would be the other school in his top five along with USC at this time. Some of his other offers are Arizona, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Tennessee, Penn State, Ohio State, North Carolina, Michigan, Michigan State, Auburn and Florida State.

Offensive lineman Tyler Pritchett of Auburn, Ala., is already a hotly recruited prospect with 16 offers on the board. USC offered him several weeks ago and Clemson joined the list last week. Some of his other offers are Florida, Mississippi State, Kentucky, Louisville, Arizona, Missouri, North Carolina, Cincinnati and Indiana. He has a top five of USC, Indiana, North Carolina, Missouri and Louisville in no order. Pritchett went to USC’s junior day in late January.

Conway wide receiver Bryan Edwards made a visit to Georgia Saturday. Edwards said he has USC and Georgia tied at the top of his list. He’s been in touch with USC recruiter Steve Spurrier Jr. and plans to return for a visit for the spring game. Edwards said he’s also heard from new Florida coach Jim McIlwain about coming in for a junior day there. He’s not hearing much from Clemson at this point. Edwards wants to see what new offers he gets this spring before closing in on a decision which he plans to make around the start of fall practice. He also has offers from Virginia Tech, North Carolina, Cal and Kentucky. Edwards plans to graduate in December and enroll in college in January.

Linebacker Jonathan Jones of Orlando, Fla., attended USC’s junior day in late January and plans to give the Gamecocks a look though right now he has a top three of Michigan, Duke and Kentucky.

USC signee Cory Helms, an offensive lineman from Alpharetta, Ga., who is transferring from Wake Forest, is hoping to avoid sitting out this season by appealing for relief from the NCAA.  Helms said one of the main reasons for his transfer is to be closer to his home and his ailing grandmother. Helms said Wednesday the appeal is in progress.

Linebacker Tobias Little of Atlanta has Clemson, USC, Virginia Tech, Tennessee and Georgia Tech high on his list right now. He has visited Clemson three times and was at USC last season for a game. Little also is looking at Auburn, LSU and Florida for possible visits. He has offers from Clemson, USC, NC State, Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech and Colorado State.

Running back Elijah Holyfield of Atlanta, the son of former heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield, made an unofficial visit to USC last week. USC is one of over 30 offers for Holyfield, who has not yet narrowed his list.

USC and Clemson target linebacker Tre Lamar of Roswell, Ga., was offered by Georgia over the weekend.

Clemson OL target Jack DeFoor of Calhoun, Ga., added offers from Michigan and Vanderbilt.

Richland Northeast linebacker TJ Brunson visited N.C. State on Saturday. He is scheduled to visit Florida State this weekend.

USC 2016 commitment wide receiver Kyle Davis of Atlanta visited Auburn Saturday.

Clemson is the current favorite of wide receiver Eddie McDoom of Winter Garden, Fla. He told the Orlando Sentinel Ohio State would be second on his list. USC also has offered him.

DB Saivion Smith of Bradenton, Fla., who holds Clemson and USC offers, was offered by Texas. He visited LSU over the weekend.

Charlotte and Marshall offered Dorman quarterback Collin Hill, according to Spartanburg Herald-Journal. He also has an offer from Samford.

Alabama offered offensive lineman John Simpson of Fort Dorchester. He also has USC and Clemson offers.

USC offered ATH Marquez Calloway of Warner Robins, Ga.

DL Naquan Jones of Evanston, IL, a USC target, was offered by Michigan and Ohio State.

USC offered WR Austin Mack of Fort Wayne, IN.

DL Aaron Thompson of Fort Lauderdale has Clemson, Miami and Pitt at the top of his list from 22 offers.

USC offered Oklahoma commitment OL Jean Delance of Mesquite, TX.

QB Shane Bucenell of Zephyrhills, FL committed to Charleston Southern for the 2015 class.

USC and Clemson offer OL Luke Elder of LaGrange, GA visited Tennessee over the weekend. He’s also recently visited Georgia Tech and Ole Miss.

OL Parker Boudreaux of Orlando favors Clemson at this point his coach told 247Sports. He will visit Clemson for its junior day March 7th. He’s also high on Ohio State, Notre Dame and Penn State.

USC is the first D1 offer for 2017 DB Deon Edwards of Lake Minneola, FL.

Clemson offered 2017 DE Malik Herring of Forsyth, GA.