USC Recruiting

Muschamp camp update: A near top-100 pass rusher and some international flavor

You’re never sure exactly what you might find at one of South Carolina’s Will Muschamp football camps.

In the case of Wednesday’s camp, you’ll find 247’s top-rated player from the United Kingdom.

A group that works with international football players, PPI Recruits, was in town as part of a tour of at least 15 college camps. Among them was Jairo Faverus, the top-rated player out of the UK, and Swedish tight end Victor Wikstrom.

Faverus, a defensive back, committed to West Virginia on Tuesday, over offers from Penn State and Georgia Tech. He was with his group, but not participating in drills.

Wikstrom only claims a WVU offer, but he was getting a long look from Bobby Bentley during drills. Wikstrom stands at 6-foot-3, 235 pounds and moved well.

PPI also brought German quarterback Alexander Honig, a massive 6-foot-6, 230-pound QB who has a UMass offer, and linebacker Lucky Ogbevoen.

On the tight end front, four-star Nick Elksnis out of Jacksonville Episcopal was in town today. He was chatting with Muschamp and Bobby Bentley as things started to ramp up.

The 6-foot-6, 225 pounder is the No. 11 tight end in the country for 2021. He claims offers from FSU, Miami and Michigan. Last year, her reportedly had 225 yards and four scores on 17 catches for a 7-3 team.

Another interesting name to watch is four-star Naquan Brown. The 6-foot-3, 200-pounder came down from Virginia Breach, reportedly with his high school teammate Myles Alston.

Brown has offers from LSU, Michigan, Penn State and LSU. The cousin of Virginia Tech’s Jaevon Becton, he had 12 sacks last season.

Brown later got the full photo treatment from the school’s staff.

Maryland offensive lineman Tristan Bounds seemed to be getting some attention. He was in with a large group of Northeast prospects with a group called Fast Track Recruits. The 6-foot-8, 265 pounder from Choate Rosemary Hall started out doing tight end work, but ended up with the tackles.

Fast Track Recruits had been on a tour around the country to various camps, including Ohio State and Tennessee.

USC got a visit from West Stanley (North Carolina) athlete/linebacker Jordan Poole. A two-way player in high school, he’s 6-foot, 210 pounds. He has offers from Virginia Tech and N.C. State and the staff was bringing him and his guardian to the indoor at the end of the camp.

There were coaches from North Alabama and Samford in town working the camp.

Spotted quarterback Jay Urich helping out with the kids camp that was happening in the morning. He seemed to be having a lot of fun with it and with the high school camp.

A light moment came during 1-on-1s when Bryan McClendon started ragging on a player for wearing Florida shorts. The player shot back to give him some South Carolina shorts.

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