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Recruiting a teammate
South Carolina offensive tackle commit Maxwell Iyama makes no bones about it. He wants his teammate, 4-star 2019 defensive end Joseph Anderson, to join him with the Gamecocks.
The linemen are from Siegel High School in Murfreesboro, Tenn.
“[Iyami is] trying to recruit me,” Anderson said. “He’s trying to get me to join the team at South Carolina.”
Iyama is the No. 44 offensive tackle in the 2018 recruiting class, according to the 247Sports composite rankings. The same service ranks Anderson the No. 7 strong-side defensive end in the 2019 class.
The Gamecocks landed a pledge from Iyama on April 2.
“They’re young. They’re coming up to become a better team. This year, I think they’re going to do pretty good, really good,” Anderson said of the Gamecocks. “They beat a lot of good teams [last] year. I know they’ve got a good coaching staff and Coach [Will] Muschamp is a defensive-minded coach. That’s something I want to be a part of.”
Muschamp already made a favorable impression on Anderson, who is 6-foot-4, 264 pounds.
“He’s a good guy. He’s nice,” Anderson said of Muschamp. “He wants me to play outside linebacker in the 3-4 and D-end.”
Wright State graduate transfer Mark Alstork released a top 4 on Thursday afternoon and South Carolina made the cut. Alstork will announce his decision on Saturday.
Alstork averaged 19 points per game in 2016-17. He can play immediately and has one season of eligibility remaining.
— Mark Alstork (@Mark_Alstork) May 18, 2017
UNC-Wilmington transfer guard C.J. Bryce has taken official visits to South Carolina and North Carolina State.
According to an interview he gave Phil Kornblut of sportstalksc.com, Bryce is done taking visits for now.
“[South Carolina] went really well, I enjoyed myself, Frank [Martin] was great,” Bryce said. “He told me the plan for wanting me to come in, have a great off season as far as my sitting out year, and just get ready to come in and make an impact right away. That’s something I’m looking for with this transferring process.”
Bryce averaged 17.4 points per game as a sophomore. He’ll have two seasons remaining after sitting out this winter.
Crystal Ball Eval
After a busy Wednesday, more Crystal Ball selections were made for South Carolina recruiting targets on Thursday.
Georgia: 2018 WR Marquez Ezzarrd — seems to be the smart pick.
South Carolina (2): 2018 Jaycee Horn — bandwagon’s getting full.