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.
Muschamp hits the road
Hermine’s fury wasn’t enough to keep Muschamp from hitting the road on Friday.
The tropical storm pounded much of the state of South Carolina on Friday, forcing several games to be moved to Thursday night and Saturday afternoon. According to 5-star DE Xavier Thomas, Muschamp was going to watch him play on Friday night, but Wilson High School’s game against Conway was moved to Thursday.
Instead, Muschamp headed for higher ground in the Upstate, making several stops, including a trip by Woodmont High School in Piedmont to see 2017 LB commitment Davonne Bowen.
Before heading back to Columbia, Muschamp was at T.L. Hanna High School in Anderson.
Will Muschamp here at Boiling Springs vs TL Hanna. pic.twitter.com/M7wioywUvw
— Cole Bryson (@ColeBryson_) September 2, 2016
There are a handful of notable prospects at Hanna, which lost to Boiling Springs, 38-21. The crew includes 2019 QB Alex Meredith, 2019 DE Zacch Pickens, 2018 OL Kavesz Sherard and DL Stephon Wynn Jr. Of the four, Meredith is the only one without an offer from the Gamecocks.
In addition to a stop at Lexington High School by offensive coordinator Kurt Roper, offensive line coach Shawn Elliott went to Laurens High School to check in on 2017 OL commitment Summie Carlay for their game against Chapman.
The sights and sounds of high school football will never get old. Great to be in our state tonight seeing SC talent! #carolinamade
— Shawn Elliott USC (@ShawnElliottUSC) September 2, 2016
TE targets lands SEC offer
Zach Sheffer, who visited South Carolina during the summer, was offered by Ole Miss on Friday.
— Zach Sheffer (@zachsheffer) September 3, 2016
The No. 15 ranked tight end in the class of 2018 also has offers from Auburn, Tennessee and Michigan.
“I’m still checking out all of the schools that have offered me. I haven’t been able to go to all the schools yet, so that’s what I plan on doing, going to schools and seeing how I like it,” Sheffer told SEC Country, after his most recent visit to South Carolina.
“I don’t know when I’ll make a top list of schools, but I do know South Carolina will be up there.”
Commits at work
On Friday night, South Carolina RB commitment Kyshaun Bryan found the end zone in St. Thomas Aquinas High School’s 42-6 win over Miramar. Bryan’s score was a 4-yard plunge.
— Sleeper Athletes (@SleeperAthletes) September 3, 2016
Javon Kinlaw won the first game of his JUCO career on Thursday night. Jones County Junior College upset No. 1 East Mississippi Community College — the program featured in “Last Chance U’ on Netflix.
The 2017 defensive tackle commitment from Goose Creek, S.C. was joined at Jones County by one-time 2016 commitment Diondre Champaigne, who had 3 catches for 22 yards on Thursday night.
Jamyest Williams had an interception for Grayson High School against McEachern.
— Junior Baker (@SouthernSwagg4) September 3, 2016
Memphis landed former CB target T.J. Carter on Friday morning. The 4-star (Rivals) from Nashville, Tenn. named South Carolina as one of his five finalists after Jamyest Williams committed.
— Rivals.com (@Rivals) September 3, 2016
South Carolina’s basketball staff offered 2017 PG Ja Morant while he was on campus last month. Apparently, the Crestwood High School (Sumter, S.C.) standout also scheduled an official visit to South Carolina.
However, on Friday night, he committed during the first day of his official visit to Murray State.
Thursday: More on OrTre Smith