Lawrenceville, Ga., tight end Brandon Shelnutt was at South Carolina’s first camp of June on Saturday, but only as an observer.
“I won’t be camping due to a small injury, but coaches wanted me to come up anyway for a visit,” Shelnutt said. “I was told that Coach Muschamp was very slow to offer without seeing guys in person. They asked me to come in for a visit or camp.”
Shelnutt has an offer from South Florida and will visit there next week and he plans to visit other SEC and ACC schools this summer. He also has offers from Georgia State, FIU, Tennessee-Chattanooga, Mercer and Jacksonville State.
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▪ Offensive lineman Austin Donaldson (6-foot-4, 310 pounds) of Stockbridge, Ga., hopes to use camps this summer to earn major offers. Right now he has offers from West Georgia, The Citadel and Buffalo. One of his stops this month will be to USC.
“I have very high interest in South Carolina,” Donaldson said. “They are high on my radar. I haven’t yet been offered by them but they are constantly sending me mail and they are always at my high school. After camp and my performance in front of the coaches, we should take this recruiting process through the roof and start something.”
Donaldson said he’s not talked with any of the Gamecock coaches at this point but they did scout his team during spring practice.
▪ South Carolina offered offered 6-foot-8 forward Jermaine Harris of Upper Marlboro, Md., according to Jesse Dougherty of the Washington Post. Some other offers are Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia Tech, Cincinnati, DePaul, Pitt, Xavier and Georgetown.
▪ The Gameocks women are in the top ten with 5-foot-8 Joanne Allen-Taylor of Houston. The others are Washington, Alabama, Mississippi State, SMU, Kansas, TCU, Georgia Tech, LSU and Texas.