Two Shrine Bowl defensive line prospects from the state will be at USC Saturday on unofficial visits. Dexter Wideman of Saluda and Naquez Pringle of Carvers Bay will bring a combined 570 pounds of defensive tackle to Williams-Brice Stadium.
Wideman has been committed to Florida State and his coach said Friday that Wideman has not told him anything differently but USC is still a player. "His head is spinning," coach Doug Painter said. "He goes back and forth."
Florida State recruiter Jay Graham was in to see Wideman last Friday. Two days before that USC recruiter GA Mangus was in to see him. Painter said Wideman has not indicated to him when he'll finalize a decision.
After the Shrine Bowl Wideman will play in the Under Armour All American Game. Wideman finished the season with 71 tackles and 6 sacks with 11 tackles for loss.
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Pringle played Friday in the 1A-Division 1 state title game. He said earlier in the week he has offers from USC, Clemson and NC State. He's also gotten interest from Tennessee. Going into Friday's game he had 75 tackles with 6 sacks.
DE Andrew Williams of McDonough, GA confirmed via text that he will attend the Clemson-USC game. Both teams are high up on his list and he plans to take official visits to both. He also plans to set official visits with Auburn and Ole Miss.
Two players will make official visits to USC this weekend, committed DB Al Harris Jr. and OL Kareem Are of Fort Scott JC, KS. Are also has taken official visits to Florida State and Penn State. He could have a decision shortly after his USC visit, or he might wait and take another visit to Ole Miss.
Some other prospects expected to visit Saturday include DB Wesley Green, DE Arden Key, WR Michael Bowman, OL Zack Bailey, LB Ricky DeBerry Jr., DE Clelin Ferrell, DL Albert Huggins, ATH Jeffery Holland, LB Roquan Smith, DB Mike Hughes, DB Mark Fields Jr., and QB Kelly Bryant.