Wide receiver Jatavious Harris of Milledgeville, Ga., favored South Carolina in early April and was getting a lot of attention then from receivers coach Bryan McClendon.
But Harris took a visit to Tennessee later in the month for the spring game and committed to the Vols. That commitment remains in place, but Harris said McClendon hasn’t given up the fight and the two are in regular contact.
“The day that I committed, Coach McClendon came out to my school and he got word to me that he was going to stay in touch with me until I tell him to leave me alone,” Harris said. “He’s telling me I can come in, make a huge impact and all that stuff. I’m looking at other places still. I plan on getting up to Louisville, South Carolina and Florida. It’s all about communication and where I feel best.”
Harris said following the Vols at the top of his list is USC. He does not yet have a date for his visit with the Gamecocks.
▪ Tucker Ga., wide receiver Josh Vann made a recent visit to Georgia and worked out at one of the camps, and he had the chance to talk to head coach Kirby Smart while he was there. Vann also remains in touch with USC and the Gamecocks want to see him at a camp this week as well for a workout. He’s been in touch with receivers coach Bryan McClendon.
“They are one of the schools, either between them or Georgia. I feel good that if I do commit there that I would have a good three or four years there.”
Vann also has Auburn at the top of his list giving him a top three. He wants to take official visits this fall before deciding.
▪ South Carolina and Clemson are in the final 10 for Virginia offensive lineman Jesus Gibbs. Some of the others are Virginia, Virginia Tech, Boston College, Maryland and Rutgers.
▪ Independence Community College (Kan.) defensive lineman Dantrell Barkley plans a decision next week before he visits N.C. State on June 24. He recently visited the Gamecocks.
▪ South Carolina is one of the top schools with wide receiver Tyquan Johnson of Sylvania, Ga. He also listed West Virginia, East Carolina, Kansas State and Mississippi State.