Spring Valley LB Tindall postpones college decision

Posted 9/12/17

Spring Valley LB Channing Tindall had planned to announce on Sunday his top two schools and two official visits.

But Florida and Florida State are on his short list and with Hurricane Irma disrupting things down there, he postponed that …

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Spring Valley LB Tindall postpones college decision


Spring Valley LB Channing Tindall had planned to announce on Sunday his top two schools and two official visits.

But Florida and Florida State are on his short list and with Hurricane Irma disrupting things down there, he postponed that announcement indefinitely.

South Carolina and Georgia also are on his short list. Tindall went to the USC-N.C. State game and said he will go to the USC-Kentucky game in Columbia this weekend.

USC commitment WR Josh Vann of Tucker, Georgia, took an official visit to Kansas State druing the weekend. Vann said prior to the trip the Wildcats are no threat regarding his commitment.

"I know it's too far and I got to look at that. I'm just trying to use up these officials," he said.

Vann, of course, will take an official visit to USC and that will be in January. He's also thinking about a possible official visit to Georgia though he said the Bulldogs have not been recruiting him that hard since he committed to the Gamecocks.

DL Rick Sandidge of Concord, N.C., went to watch the North Carolina-Louisville game on Saturday. The week before he was in Charlotte to watch USC's win over N.C. State. Sandidge said he hears from Muschamp via text almost daily. Sandidge said he's not sure about any other game visits and he's in the process of setting his official visits. He has said four of the visits will be to Ohio State, Florida, Penn State and Louisville. He said he does not have a favorite.

DB Jermaine McMillian of Miami remains a USC target and is talking with recruiter Travaris Robinson about an official visit. A firm date with the Gamecocks has not been set but he's looking at Arkansas the weekend of Oct. 7 for his official visit. McMillian said he will visit Ole Miss when the Rebels play Arkansas in October, and he's also planning to visit Mississippi State and possibly South Florida and Central Florida. McMillian doesn't have a favorite nor a timeline on a decision but he will be an early grad.

TE Elijah McAllister of Rumson, N.J., said he will visit USC unofficially this week for the Kentucky game. He has not yet been offered by the Gamecocks.

DL Demar Donaldson of Palmetto Prep in Columbia said he will be taking in games at USC, Arizona, N.C. State, Purdue, Incarnate Word and Coastal Carolina. He said he continues to talk with USC defensive line coach Lance Thompson from time to time.

USC offered 2019 RB Kalen Deloach of Savannah, Georgia, and 2019 OL Dontae Lucas of Miami.


DE KJ Henry of Clemmons, N.C., was at Clemson on Saturday night. Clemson, USC, Georgia, Alabama and Virginia Tech are the finalists for Henry and he's been to each school.

His plan now is to get to some games at the schools, take his official visits later in the fall and make a decision in mid to late December.

Henry said one of the major appealing factors for Clemson is its recent history with defensive ends developing into NFL draft picks.

"In the next two years the starters they have right now will be going to the next level and they are definitely going to need some guys to fill those positions up," he said. "And the culture they bring to the game and the family atmosphere, they are definitely letting me know about all of it."

USC head coach Will Muschamp has made Henry his personal recruiting target, and that hasn't gone unnoticed.

"He was down here to watch us play Mount Tabor, so I think the fact you have a head coach you get to talk to a lot is a pretty cool thing," Henry said. "Just getting to talk with Coach Muschamp and being able to take an early role as well as being a pass rusher there is definitely appealing. But the thing that hits home with them is that defensive ends are seen as a big priority and talking to the head coach as your main recruiter means a lot about how much that school really wants you."

Henry said he will take an official visit to USC for one of the games but he's not sure which one. He will also return to Clemson for an official visit. He has not set any dates for official visits and has not determined any other unofficial visits he will take for games.


WR Justyn Ross of Phenix City, Alabama, also took in Clemson's win over Auburn. Ross has narrowed his list to Clemson, Alabama, Auburn, Florida State and Florida.

"I like Clemson a lot," he said. "I'm still undecided and still stuck on my top five, and Clemson has a good chance. As a receiver you always want the ball and always want a team that can throw it around and Clemson does that. And as a receiver you're going to always need a good quarterback."

Ross said he will take official visits to his five favorites but he has not scheduled any. He does not claim a leader and expects to carry his decision to Signing Day in February.

RB Harold Joiner of Mountain Brook, Alabama, also was at Clemson on Saturday for the Auburn game. He visited Alabama unofficially late last month and was at the Alabama-Florida State game.

DB Brendan Radley-Hiles of IMG Academy and a Nebraska commitment also was at Clemson on Saturday night along with teammates and Clemson commitments Xavier Thomas and Mike Jones Jr., and 2019 DE Nolan Smith, a Georgia commitment. Also in the crowd was DB Jaycee Horn of Alpharetta, Georgia, a Tennessee commitment.

Clemson likely will get DB Quindarious Monday of Atlanta back on campus this season, he just didn't make it for either of the first two games. Monday currently is committed to Auburn but Clemson and Georgia continue to recruit him. He said Clemson does remain on him hard and he hears from recruiters Brent Venables and Mike Reed regularly. He also hears regularly from Auburn and some from Georgia. "I'm still enjoying the process," Monday said. "I never know what's going to happen. I just keep communicating with the coaches." Monday will be an early graduate so he wants to make his final decision soon because he only has four weeks left in his first quarter.

Clemson offered 2019 WR Jadon Haselwood of Ellenwood, Georgia, a Georgia commitment. He visited Saturday.


Zion Williamson (6-foot-6) of Spartanburg Day made an unofficial visit to Clemson on Saturday night for the football game. Lee Anderson, Williamson's stepfather, said the real basketball recruiting will start this week with the in-home visits.

Duke and Kentucky will be in Monday. Kansas and North Carolina will be in Tuesday. UCLA visits Wednesday and USC is in on Thursday. The majority of the official visits will come out of the in home visits.

PG Devon Dotson (6-2) of Charlotte also made an unofficial visit to Clemson on Saturday.

Aaron Nesmith (6-5) of Porter Gaud spent Wednesday through Friday at USC on an official visit, the last of the three he will make before announcing a commitment in a week or two. He also took official visits to Florida and Vanderbilt.

"Being with Coach (Frank) Martin's whole staff was very good, I enjoyed my time there," Nesmith said of his USC visit. "I felt like I could see myself there."

Nesmith had visited USC in the past so he was familiar with a lot of the basketball aspects of the school, but this visit gave him a closer look at the academic side. Nesmith said he has not dropped any of the schools on his short list which also includes Georgetown, Virginia Tech, Harvard and Yale. Coaches from all the schools on his short list had planned to come to his home this week but he said with the weather situation all of those visits have been scratched at this point. He does not know yet if any will be reschedule, that will depend on where he is in the process of making his decision. At this point, Nesmith said he does not have a favorite.

This past weekend USC target Manny Bates (6-9) of Fayetteville, N.C., visited N.C. State. He also has been to Georgetown and has USC and Georgia Tech scheduled for the next two weekends.

Hunter Tyson (6-7) of Monroe, N.C., has taken an official visit to Davidson and has set an official visit to Clemson for Sept.23.

"Clemson is the only school I'm talking to about taking an official trip," he said. "They are saying they really want me and I could be a great player in their program. They really want me."

At this point it looks like Clemson or Davidson for Tyson who also has offers from Michigan, Wake Forest, Tennessee, Charlotte and Elon. He does not give either an edge.

Clemson offered 2019 Jared Jones (6-10) of Powder Springs, Georgia.

The USC women are in the final six for Olivia Nelson-Ododa (6-5) of Winder, Georgia, the 3rd-ranked player in her class. The rest of her top six are Duke, Florida State, Stanford, Georgia and Connecticut.

The USC women offered 2020 Madson Hayes (6-0) of Ooltewah, Tennessee.

Jimmy Nichols (6-7) of Conway committed to Providence. Nichols also considered USC and Miami.


2020 OF Noah Stout of Rochester, Michigan, committed to Clemson.