Whenever Will Muschamp lands a commitment, the South Carolina coach drops a #SpursUp on Twitter. Come to SEC Country for the latest news, notes and observations on the prospects who could be the newest Gamecocks.
Top 3 on the way
Former South Carolina commitment Javon Kinlaw plans to narrow his list of favorites to three. That’s according to a tweet from Tuesday night.
Finna drop that top 3 list ?
— Javon Kinlaw??FYO™ (@9_thegreat) December 14, 2016
The 4-star defensive tackle from Jones County Junior College told SEC Country that he planned to unveil the list on Wednesday.
South Carolina and Alabama are expected to be included in that release.
Days from arrival
Four-star defensive end M.J. Webb is scheduled to join the Gamecocks for bowl practice on Saturday. SEC Country reporter Mike Wilson first reported the news last week.
Because Webb will be finished with the semester at Morgan County High School in Madison, Ga., he’ll be permitted to participate in bowl practice, even though he doesn’t begin classes until January.
Offensive lineman Summie Carlay, another mid-year enrollee, is scheduled to play in the Shrine Bowl on Saturday. Safety Jaylin Dickerson and wide receiver OrTre Smith, two other mid-year enrollees, are both injured.
Alabama freshman quarterback Jalen Hurts practiced with the team last season before the national championship showdown with Clemson, giving the defense a look as Deshaun Watson.
Familiar name emerges
South Carolina defensive coordinator Travaris Robinson has remained in contact with 2017 3-star offensive lineman Jordon Carty.
The No. 71-ranked offensive tackle from South Broward High School in Hollywood, Fla., confirmed official visit plans with the Gamecocks.
“I like South Carolina,” Carty said. “That’s where I want to be. I have not committed yet, but I’m looking forward to it.”
Ole Miss was also reported as a finalist for Carty, who’s listed at 6-foot-7, 265 pounds.
The biggest recruiting news on Tuesday night came from 2018 5-star defensive end Xavier Thomas, who will play college football at South Carolina or Clemson.
News of his transfer from Wilson High School in Florence, S.C., to IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., makes a little more sense now.
Finishing his high school career at IMG will allow Thomas to get away from the in-state noise and pressure that comes with choosing between the Gamecocks and Tigers.
Just as he hinted a few days ago, 2017 3-star defensive end Tre Lawson officially de-committed from Tennessee on Tuesday.
— ⬆️re Lawson (@LawsonTre) December 13, 2016
Later on, the Vols added a commitment from 2017 quarterback Will McBride.
Not to suggest that there was anything to worry about, but that closes the door for South Carolina quarterback commitment Jay Urich, who was offered by Tennessee earlier this fall.
The 3-star had left the door open for a visit to Knoxville, though it seemed unlikely that he would follow through with one.
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