Clemson added its third commitment for the 2012 football recruiting class Friday, and the Tigers could hear from No. 4 soon.
Wide receiver Germone Hopper (6-1, 175) of Charlotte committed Friday, and his teammate, linebacker Nick Dawson (6-3, 220), is on the verge of committing. Dawson thought about committing Friday, but his father wanted him to wait at least through the weekend. He also holds offers from Kentucky, Louisville, Tennessee, North Carolina, Maryland, Illinois, N.C. State, Auburn, Miami, Vanderbilt and others. He had 113 tackles and an interception last season.
"He's big and rangy and moves well for a kid his size," Berry Academy assistant coach John Simmons said. "He has a lot of weight to put on. He's going to be a monster once he puts it all together."
Hopper, who will be a slot receiver, said new offensive coordinator Chad Morris put together a DVD to show him how he would be used. "That really showed that this is the place for me."
In other football recruiting news:
WR Stanton Seckinger of Porter-Gaud and QB Morgan Roberts of Charlotte learned Friday they will go on scholarship this fall at Clemson and not be greyshirted. They were at Clemson to watch spring practice when coach Dabo Swinney gave them the news.
"He told me he had known for a while but wanted to tell me in person," Seckinger said. "It's nice to know I'm going to be coming in for sure. It all worked out." Seckinger said he would not have enrolled until January if he were going to greyshirt.
Among the prospects on hand for Clemson's scrimmage Saturday was DB Marty Williams of Fox Creek. Williams also recently visited Georgia. And Ninety Six OL Oliver Jones also visited Clemson for a practice last week. He's also seen workouts at USC, Georgia and North Carolina.
USC is the first school to offer TE/LB Kevin Crosby Jr. (6-1, 223) of Bamberg-Ehrhardt, a 14-year-old who will be a sophomore this season. Crosby's coach, who is also his father, said USC recruiter Jay Graham called last week and made the verbal offer to his son who was named a high school freshman All-American last season.
Meantime, Crosby says the recruiting of his senior DE Martin Aiken (6-3, 245) remains intense. Aiken and the Crosbys visited Auburn last week and were at USC on Saturday for the scrimmage. And this Saturday they will go to Clemson's spring game. "Martin is still wide open," the coach said. "Everyone is even. But Auburn was a big eye-opener."
DB Ronald Geohaghan of Allendale-Fairfax picked up an offer from Pittsburgh last week. That's 10 offers now for the safety who plans to attend USC's spring game Saturday. He also has offers from USC, Clemson, Illinois, Kentucky, Tulane, East Carolina, N.C. State, Vanderbilt and Duke. He has visited USC, Clemson, Duke and North Carolina this spring.
Chapin QB Michael Weimer (6-4, 200) signed with Wofford last week.
South Carolina basketball recruit Anthony Gill of Charlotte has no plans to back out on his commitment to the Gamecocks, his high school coach said last week.
USC, in search of players for 2011, has offered 5-11 Anthony Hickey of Hopkinsville, Ky. Hickey was named Mr. Basketball in Kentucky this season. He also has offers from Western Kentucky, Mississippi State, LSU, Nebraska, TCU, Cincinnati and several mid-major programs.
Clemson has asked 6-2 PG Rod Hall of Augusta to remain patient while his situation is sorted out, and Hall remains so.
6-4 Dominique Williams of Haines City, Fla., committed last week to Charleston Southern.
Clemson target 6-7 Evan Nolte of Alpharetta, Ga., committed last week to Virginia.