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South Carolina recruiting: Xavier Thomas
As of Thursday afternoon, Xavier Thomas was “supposed” to visit South Carolina for the Kentucky game, but time will tell if that actually comes to fruition.
A separate SEC Country source indicated on Thursday that Thomas has also made arrangements to return to IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.) on Friday, after spending the last few days at home in Florence, S.C.
Confirmed guests for Saturday
Even if Thomas doesn’t visit South Carolina on Saturday, there won’t be a shortage of star prospects from the 2018 class.
Uncommitted 2018 targets
- 4-star CB Jaycee Horn (Alpharetta, Ga.) *
- 4-star LB Dax Hollifield (Shelby, N.C.) *
- 4-star DT Rick Sandidge (Concord, N.C.) *
- 3-star ATH Bryce Thompson (Irmo, S.C.) *
- 4-star LB Channing Tindall (Columbia, S.C.) *
- 4-star OT Dylan Wonnum (Tucker, Ga.) *
Committed 2018, 2019
- 3-star OL Wyatt Campbell
- 3-star OL Hank Manos
- 3-star S RJ Roderick
- 3-star WR Darius Rush
- 3-star DT Dantrell Barkley (official)
- 3-star LB Ernest Jones IV
- 3-star LB Ahdarrious Gee (2019)
- 2019 5-star RB Quavaris Crouch (Charlotte, N.C.) *
- 2020 ATH Maleik Faust (Charlotte, N.C.) *
- 2019 ATH Kendrell Flowers (Irmo, S.C.)
- 2020 QB Luke Doty (Myrtle Beach, S.C.) *
- 2019 3-star RB Michel Dukes (Charleston, S.C.) *
- 2019 3-star WR Nolan Groulx (Cornelius, N.C.) *
- 2019 QB Brian Maurer (Ocala, Fla.)
- 2019 4-star OT Warren McClendon (Brunswick, Ga.) *
- 2019 OT Kamren McCray (Moncks Corner, S.C.) *
- 2019 ATH Akele Pauling (Columbia, S.C.)
- 2021 DL Jack Hollifield (Shelby, N.C.)
- 2019 4-star S Jaylen McCollough (Powder Springs, Ga.) *
- 2019 QB Davis Beville (Greenville, S.C.)
Tennessee commit set to return
Horn, who’s committed to Tennessee, recently told Phil Kornblut that his decision between South Carolina and Tennessee was “real close.”
“South Carolina is talking to me more and more, and Tennessee also is,” Horn said. “I mean, I really just wouldn’t flip my commitment right now, but Saturday will be my first game experience at South Carolina so I’ll see how that is.”
He added, “I’ve talked to Coach Muschamp a lot more since I committed. I’ve always heard the crowd was crazy and I want to see how that is on game day.”
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