The Goose Creek state championship football team was honored Thursday at the State House, and while in Columbia the team stopped by USC for a closer look. The Gamecocks are one of the strong players for the Gators’ top prospect, ATH Tramel Terry. “We went to the State House and took some pictures, then went out to eat at Coach Reedy’s favorite restaurant,” Terry said. “Then we went to the stadium (Williams-Brice) and watched some player run the 40 getting ready for pro day.” Terry said he also talked to some coaches. “They talked to me for a little bit, just about how I would be a first rounder like Gilmore,” he said. Terry had previously planned to go to Clemson’s junior day Saturday but said he’s not sure he’ll be going. And he said he’s not sure when he’ll make a decision. USC, Clemson, Florida and Georgia are four strong schools with him.
OL Joshua Outlaw (6-4 275) of Lithonia, GA has offers from USC, Clemson, Florida, South Florida, Virginia Tech, Georgia, Vanderbilt, Louisville, North Carolina, Kentucky, TCU, Arkansas, Auburn and Eastern Kentucky. He will visit Georgia Friday and Clemson Saturday. “I’m really looking forward to getting down to Clemson finally,” Outlaw said. “I want to see what they’re all about. I really like what they have to offer.” He visited USC recently and liked what he saw. “I liked the campus and the facilities,” he said. “I loved hanging out with coach (Shawn) Elliott and coach (Lorenzo) Ward.” He could return during the spring for a practice or the spring game. His visit to Florida made has made the biggest impression on Outlaw. “It’s very nice down there,” he said. “I will definitely go back. They told me a lot of good things and they have a need at offensive linemen.” Outlaw does not have a leader.
DE Frank Herron (6-5 240) of Memphis has offers from Clemson, USC, Tennessee, Auburn, Arkansas, Vanderbilt, Purdue, Cincinnati, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, North Carolina, Kentucky, Arizona, Memphis and South Florida among others. He is hearing from LSU and Alabama. Herron is familiar with USC and Clemson and plans to visit the two schools. “South Carolina runs the same defense we run at Central (High School),” Herron said. “They have two great defensive ends. I love the way they play and watch their film all of the time. I pattern my game after them.” Herron was speaking of Melvin Ingram and Jadeveon Clowney. As for Clemson he said, “My coach tells me it’s an unbelievably beautiful campus. I talk to coach (Marion) Hobby all of the time and he tells me about their defense and how I would fit in.” Herron has visited Ole Miss, Vanderbilt and Alabama and plans to visit each school again. He will visit Tennessee this weekend and LSU March 27th. Basketball season currently occupies his time making travel difficult but he plans to make several trips in the future and is considering attending the spring game at USC. Herron does not have any favorites. “I like everybody right now,” he said. As a junior, he compiled 57 tackles, seven for loss, seven sacks, three forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and a fumble return for a touchdown.
TE Adam Breneman of Camp Hill, PA said today he will announce his college decision March 9th. “I visited all the schools I have sincere interest in,” Breneman tweeted Thursday afternoon. USC is among his offers but he did not make a visit to Columbia. He had said he would get down in the spring, but that was before he made his decision. Breneman did take visits to Notre Dame, Penn State, Michigan State, Alabama, Maryland, Virginia, Boston College and Rutgers. Breneman said he will make no further comments until his announcement which will come at 7:00 PM.