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.
More guests confirmed
Two more 2018 prospects have confirmed weekend visit plans to SEC Country.
Quarterback Dakereon Joyner, who was in Columbia earlier this month for the home opener against ECU, will return for Saturday’s game against Texas A&M. The 4-star athlete from Fort Dorchester High School (North Charleston, S.C.) will be joined by his mother and aunt.
Also scheduled to be back on campus for Saturday’s game is 3-star guard Warren Ericson. South Carolina hosted the 6-foot-4, 290-pound prospect from North Gwinnett (Ga.) High School in the summer.
A few others have told SEC Country about their plans to visit South Carolina weekend:
- 2017 DL Matthew Butler – Garner, N.C.
- 2018 TE Zach Sheffer – Ponte Vedra, Fla.
- 2018 WR Sam Pinckney – Greenwood, S.C.
- 2018 QB Brayden Hawkins – Dillon, S.C.
Official visits scheduled
According to a report Carson Mason of sportstalksc.com, who’s been in contact with 2017 OT Jerry Drake Jr., the 6-foot-6, 310-pound prospect will take an official visit to South Carolina this weekend.
“I mean, I like the school. I like their football program a lot, like, the trainers and the way coach (Shawn) Elliott coaches,” Drake said.
Drake, a 3-star from Palm Beach Gardens (Fla.) High School, also has offers from Mississippi State, North Carolina and Pittsburgh.
Mason also reported official visit plans by 2017 DB Naytron Culpepper (Miami, Fla.). The Gamecocks will host the 3-star for an official visit next weekend, though Culpepper had initially planned to visit this weekend.
Busy hoops coaches
South Carolina’s basketball staff has had a busy week. On Wednesday, coach Frank Martin offered 6-foot-4, 190-pound shooting guard Clyde Turner. The prospect from nearby Lower Richland High School has scheduled official visits to Georgia and Georgia Tech in October.
About two weeks ago, Trapp made the short ride over to the South Carolina campus, a day after Martin rode over to Hopkins for an in-person look.
“Coach Martin called me and we had a good conversation in on the phone for about 45 minutes,” Trapp said, “Talking about the program, the direction the program is going and everything.”
Landing the offer means a lot.
“Growing up in South Carolina, it’s always a Carolina kid’s dream to be able to have an offer from an in-state school,” Trapp said.
A contingent of Gamecocks coach made the trip to Greenville on Wednesday to see 3-star small forward Nicolas Claxton. His coach at Legacy Charter tweeted the news later that night.
Thanks to South Carolina Head Coach Frank Martin and Assistant Coaches Perry Clark and Bruce Shingler for stopping by Legacy Charter School
— BJ Jackson (@Mr_Jackson45) September 29, 2016