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.
South Carolina will land 3-star center Felipe Haase, a Chile native who’s slated to reveal his decision on Thursday afternoon.
Missouri, Pittsburgh and Purdue were also under consideration.
“I’m very excited to sign my Letter of Intent today with South Carolina,” Haase said in a release to zagsblog.com. “It’s been a longtime dream of mine to play NCAA college basketball. I’m very fortunate to be in this position.
The Miami (Fla.) Christian School is the third low-post addition for South Carolina in 2017, joining 7-foot center Jason Cudd (Myrtle Beach, S.C.) and 3-star power forward Ibrahim Doumbia (Miami, Fla.).
As expected, Lower Richland High School (Hopkins, S.C.) guard Clyde Trapp Jr. announced on Wednesday that he has signed with Clemson. The unranked prospect scooped up an offer from the Tigers during his official visit over the weekend.
Nasirildeen receivers Army jersey
Four-star South Carolina commitment Hamsah Nasirildeen received his U.S. Army All-American jersey on Wednesday afternoon at Concord (N.C.) High School.
— #ArmyBowl Tour (@SelectionTour) November 9, 2016
Gamecocks wide receiver commitment OrTre Smith has also been selected to play in the game. However, the 4-star wide receiver is recovering from ankle surgery, so he won’t be able to play in the annual all-star game.
Nasirildeen recently took an official to Florida State, so his continued interest in the Noles will continue to raise eyebrows. However, distance from home could prove to be too much to overcome. Smith remains locked in on his commitment.
Forget the election.. I'm just ready to go to Columbia and ball ? #spursup
— OrTreSmith (@treesmif) November 10, 2016
Under Armour targets
While Nasirildeen and Smith are the only South Carolina commitments/targets in the Army Bowl, a few more have been selected for the Under Armour All-American Game.
Jamyest Williams and his teammate from Grayson High School in Loganville, Ga., Deangelo Gibbs, will head down to Florida in December, to play in the Under Armour Game.
Three-star defensive lineman Aaron Sterling, who’s out of Tucker (Ga.) High School, is also participating in the game.
Freshman offer out
Around lunchtime on Wednesday, South Carolina tossed its hat into the ring for 2020 offensive tackle Jake Wray, a 6-foot-5, 280-pound prospect from Franklin (Tenn.) High School.
Honored to receive an offer from The University of South Carolina. pic.twitter.com/2JpQWlRTbz
— Jake Wray (@jakewray77) November 9, 2016
Ole Miss and Mississippi State had already offered Wray, whose older brother, Max, is a 4-star offensive tackle who’s committed to Georgia’s 2018 class.
According to an interview with Carson Mason of sportstalksc.com, T.J. Moore remains in contact with South Carolina.
“Coach (Shawn) Elliott just texted me this past Monday,” Moore said. “I have to talk with coach (Will) Muschamp but I have been talking with the coaching staff frequently. Nothing’s really changed. They still want me there, they still want me to be a Gamecock and everything is still the same.”
The former Gamecocks offensive line commitment said he plans to take an unofficial visit to Virginia Tech on Saturday.
Five-star defensive end Xavier Thomas will hit the road again on Saturday. On Wednesday morning, the No. 2 overall 2018 prospect from Florence, S.C. will head to Gainesville to watch South Carolina play Florida.
Will be my first time visiting the Florida Gators at the Swamp this weekend with their game against The Gamecocks this Saturday. ??
— Xavier Thomas 1️⃣9️⃣ (@atxlete) November 9, 2016
Wednesday: Updating two key defensive back recruits
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