Last week, Rivals.com had Clemson’s class ranked 14th in the nation, one spot ahead of South Carolina. Scout.com had Clemson 15th and USC 23rd, while ESPN analyst Tom Luginbill gave USC the edge because of the “wow factor.”
The decisions of Barnes and Garcia will affect the rankings, both have the “WOW” and analysts believe USC will jump past Clemson in the final rankings. Scout.com ranked Barnes No. 47 and don’t forget Garcia a top 10 QB recruit.
Last week was a great week for USC. They landed six more commitments to the list of recruits, and the Gamecocks are expecting more prospects to join the fold this week.
Earlier last week, athlete Pat Dimarco, defensive lineman Donte’e Nicholls, linebacker Alonzo Winfield and wide receiver Mark Barnes all committed to the Gamecocks. On Sunday defensive back Sam Pope (6-foot-1, 195 pounds) of SW Mississippi JC and tight end Mat Williams (6-4, 230) made their pledges. The big name was Barnes, a top 50 recruit in the nation. He can play either side of the ball and will have an immediate impact.
USC will add two commitments this Tuesday from Ocala, Fla., teammates defensive back Antonio Allen (6-1, 195) and wide receiver Dion Lecorn (6-0, 205).
Sad to see Cade Thompson leave but with Mitchell, Smelly and Garcia….I think it was wise for him to go. A good luck to Doughty, who left the team to go pro……not sure about that but we shall see.
Things are going good and Def. Coor. Nix removed his name from the UAB job search last week so it seems 2007 is shaping up nicely…..