October 21, 2014

USC remains a major factor as Mitch works on list

Connor Mitch

QB Connor Mitch of Raleigh was at the USC spring game and holds the Gamecocks in high regard. “I don’t have a list but they’re definitely up there,” Mitch said. It was his second visit to USC in three weeks. “We pretty much did the same thing we did when I was there on a junior day but we also got to watch the game,” he said. Mitch is looking for a school that offers the opportunity to play early and will have a coaching staff that will remain in place during his tenure. He believes that Steve Spurrier will be the head coach for the Gamecocks during his entire playing career in Columbia, should he choose USC. “That means a lot to me,” said Mitch. “He has shown a lot of interest in me.” Mitch plans to narrow his list in the next two weeks and announce his commitment prior to his senior season. He will participate in an Elite 11 camp and a Nike camp over the next two weeks before slowing things down. “I’m not taking any other visits anytime soon after (the two camps).” He did not name a leader but did express a lot of interest in USC. Mitch also mentioned LSU, Florida, Alabama and “a few local schools”.

Basketball News:

6-3 PG Willie Moore of Cincinnati is down to USC and Oregon and will make a decision after visiting both schools according to his mentor Corey Albertson. “It’s 50-50,” Albertson said. Moore was at Virginia Tech for an official visit Monday when Hokies coach Seth Greenberg was fired. That visit ended quickly and he returned home. Wednesday Moore will visit USC and Monday he will go to Oregon. About a week after the Oregon visit Albertson said he would have a decision. Last season Moore averaged 18 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists per game.