USC commitment LB Brent Singleton (6-1 204) of Plantation, FL and four of his friends and fellow prospects from South Florida made unofficial visits to USC and Clemson Thursday, part of a five campus tour. "The visit went great at South Carolina," Singleton said. "I saw the new weight room and they are redoing the training room. I talked with Steve Spurrier, Ellis Johnson and Robert Gillespie. They were good meetings. My commitment remains firm."
Highly recruited LB Frankie Telfort (6-0 205) of Miami also is one the trip. USC and Clemson are two of his more than 30 offers. "South Carolina seems like they are trying to do a lot of stuff with their stadium and trying to get things turned around," Telfort said. "Clemson was nice, real serene and quiet. Beautiful scenery. We toured the facilities and I talked to coach Blackwell and coach Bowden. I'm going to narrow my list down by the end of the summer and I think Clemson will make my top five." Telfort said he was unsure of the rest of his top five right now.
DB Rishard Anderson (6-0 180) from Plantation is getting more interest from USC than Clemson. "I talked to coach Gillespie, coach Spurrier and coach Johnson," Anderson said. "I liked the campus and the environment, and the academic program. I want to major in business. Coach Gillespie said he's trying to get me an offer but he has to talk to the coaches. They said they like me." Anderson has offers from Wake Forest, Rutgers, Vanderbilt, Syracuse, Northern Illinois, Central Michigan and Western Kentucky. He's also getting interest from Boston College and Virginia. Among his offers he favors Wake Forest and Rutgers. Last season Anderson had 60 tackles and knocked down 20 passes.
WR Sterling Griffin (6-1 174) of Opa Locka also was on the visits and is getting more of a look from USC. "South Carolina is very interested in me," he said. "I talked to coach Gillespie, coach Spurrier and coach Spurrier Jr. They like my film and they are interested. I think an offer is going to come real soon." Griffin has offers from Syracuse, Virginia, Purdue, Iowa State, Ole Miss, Florida International, Florida Atlantic and South Florida. Purdue and South Florida are his top two. Last season he had 35 catches for 900 yards and 10 touchdowns.
Rounding out the group was DB Darryl Williams (5-9 186) of Miami. Neither the Gamecocks nor the Tigers are showing him much interest right now. He has offers from Western Kentucky and Central Florida.
The group visited Florida Wednesday and will be at Tennessee Friday and Alabama Saturday.