South Carolina target announcing decision on Thursday; former Clemson DT visits Gamecocks
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Three-star linebacker and South Carolina Gamecocks target Jahmar Brown will announce his college decision on Thursday.
South Carolina, Miami and Stanford are reportedly the favorites to land the St. Thomas Aquinas High School (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) standout.
Brown is rated as the No. 44 outside linebacker for 2019, according to the 247Sports composite. He’s a teammate of South Carolina commit and 3-star 2019 center Vincent Murphy.
Spring game memories
Brown visited Columbia earlier this year for the Garnet and Black spring game.
“The main thing I remember is just meeting the coaches, me just falling in love with the city, me building a relationship with coach [Will] Muschamp, [linebackers] coach [Coleman] Hutzler and [defensive coordinator Travaris] Robinson, and the food was good,” he told SEC Country after the visit.
Brown is scheduled to take an official visit to see the Gamecocks during the first weekend in June.
‘Closet full of Carolina stuff’
Former Clemson defensive tackle Josh Belk visited South Carolina on Wednesday.
“My [247Sports] Crystal Ball was 100 percent Carolina. Closet full of Carolina stuff,” Belk told SportsTalkSC’s Phil Kornblut. “I was Carolina all the way up until maybe a week or so before I committed to Clemson.”
The 247Sports composite tabbed Belk as the No. 102 overall prospect for 2018.
With a win against Missouri in the first round of the SEC Tournament on Tuesday, the South Carolina baseball team bolstered its NCAA Tournament résumé.
Gamecocks RPI now 29th. USC also has the 7th most wins over RPI top 50 teams in college baseball
— Matt Barber (@dixiefriedsport) May 23, 2018
The Gamecocks (33-22 overall, 17-13 SEC) won five straight SEC series before the conference tournament. South Carolina played Arkansas late Wednesday night in the tournament’s double-elimination portion.
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Walk it off
Gamecocks sophomore outfield Carlos Cortes earned SEC Baseball Walk-Off of the Year on Wednesday, thanks to his walk-off home run against Missouri on May 13.
— SEC Network (@SECNetwork) May 23, 2018
Cortes has 49 hits, 8 doubles, 15 home runs and 43 RBI, with a .249 batting average, this season.
Despite the hefty line, 247Sports’ Brad Crawford likes South Carolina to cover against Coastal Carolina on Sept. 1.
I'm picking South Carolina to cover the 30.5 in the opener vs. Coastal. I remember when fans were wary of that 2013 game vs. the 10-1 Chants and the Gamecocks hung 70.
Say what you want about openers historically, but this offense will have no issues lighting it up on Sept. 1.
— Brad Crawford (@BCrawford247) May 23, 2018
The Gamecocks and Chanticleers last played in 2013, with South Carolina winning 70-10.
Four-star small forward and 2019 prospect Juwan Gary will announce his college decision on Nov. 15, his mother’s birthday, according to The State’s Lou Bezjak.
The Columbia, S.C., native listed South Carolina among his top 5 last week.
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— Juwan Gary (@takflight24) May 18, 2018
The 6-foot-6, 200-pound forward is rated as the No. 54 overall prospect and No. 3 recruit in South Carolina for 2019, per the 247Sports composite.
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