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South Carolina hosted a major target for an formal pay a visit to in excess of the weekend, and the Gamecocks could be introducing him to their 2022 class these days.

Defensive finish Bryan Thomas Jr. (6-foot-2, 215 pounds) of Winter season Backyard garden, Florida, arrived in Columbia on Saturday and will be being right up until currently. He claimed prior to the go to his system is to announce a commitment choice among USC and West Virginia will be now. He took an formal pay a visit to to West Virginia in June.

USC defensive ends mentor Mike Peterson, like Thomas’ father an NFL veteran, has been recruiting him, and Thomas mentioned before the visit that Peterson likes his skillset.

“He claimed I’m flexible and I can get to the passer,” Thomas stated. “I’m extra of an assault man or woman, not browse and respond. He likes how I get to the ball. He mentioned I’m really coachable, so he desires to have the chance to coach me.”

Thomas is rated a three-star prospect in the 247Sporting activities Composite and is rated the No. 48 edge rusher nationally. He is coming off a season of 11 quarterback sacks.

Clemson goal 2023 WR Nathaniel Joseph (5-8, 170) of Miami will introduced his determination plans Friday. He narrowed his selection to Clemson, Florida, Florida Condition and Texas A&M.

Joseph camped at Clemson on June 11, and the Tigers offered nine days later on. Joseph explained he and Clemson receivers coach Tyler Gresham have been in contact a whole lot major up to his announcement.

“Me and coach Grisham talked like a few periods last 7 days. Me and my loved ones are going to get on the mobile phone with coach Dabo Swinney, so it is been all fantastic factors from Clemson currently,” Joseph claimed. “(Grisham) tells me there’s no one like me at Clemson. I have crazy speed and I can definitely assistance at the slot vast receiver place, and I can normally be hazardous in the return game.”

Joseph said a big aspect of his decision is acquiring that place in which he feels the most comfy, and Clemson just may well be the proper match.

“I’m just looking for a position that feels like residence away from residence,” Joseph reported. “Just a team that is inclined to give me an prospect to engage in and be a huge assist to the staff. I really feel like they test most of the boxes. I sense they are in need of a slot WR, so I’m going to preserve that in brain. They are just total a fantastic faculty. I really like the coaches and the great atmosphere, so they experienced to be a major contender.”

Joseph is at this time ranked as the No. 173 player overall and the No. 24 wide receiver in the nation by the 247Athletics Composite rankings.

USC has just one quarterback commitment for the 2022 class in Braden Davis. It stays to be noticed if Shane Beamer and quarterbacks coach Marcus Satterfield determine to consider a next. One likelihood, if they select to do so, is Professional Franklin (6-3, 190) of Greenville. Franklin threw for Satterfield in camp June 19, and the two have stayed in contact considering that then.

Clemson offered 2023 OT Josh Miller (6-5 315) Colonial Heights, VA. In his tweet asserting the give, Miller known as Clemson his “dream college.” He also has a USC provide together with features sort Maryland, Pitt, Penn Condition, Texas A&M, Virginia Tech, Nebraska, West Virginia, Boston College or university, Florida State, Kentucky and Michigan Point out. He’s rated a a few-star prospect by 247Sporting activities and ranked the #8 within offensive lineman nationally in his class. He visited Clemson in early June and also has visited Florida Condition, Tennessee, North Carolina and Virginia.

Clemson available 2023 DT Luke Montgomery (6-5, 260) of Findlay, Ohio. He’s rated a four-star prospect and ranked the No. 13 defensive lineman nationally in his class. USC also has available alongside with Alabama, Tennessee, Auburn, Oregon, Illinois, Miami, Oklahoma and Ga Tech. This summer months he frequented Oklahoma, Tennessee and Alabama.

USC made available 2023 WR Tray Tolliver (5-11, 170) of Lake Metropolis, Florida. He was in for the video game Saturday night. He also has offers from Arizona, Cincinnati, USF, UCF and Campbell.

USC Friday presented 2024 QB Jayden Bradford (6-1, 175) of Chapin. The Gamecocks saw him in camp this summer. He also has delivers from Vanderbilt, Penn State, Virginia Tech, Ga Tech, Georgia State and NC Condition. He also camped at Clemson this summer. 247Sports fees him as a 4-star prospect and ranks him the No. 8 quarterback nationally in his class..

Phil Kornblut addresses higher education baseball, basketball and soccer recruiting all over South Carolina.