USC and Maryland are “neck-and-neck” for OL Tommy Hatton of Montvale, NJ. The Gamecocks offered Hatton April 14th and have given the young man a lot to think about.
“I really like them a lot and I think they like me a lot,” he said. “Coach Elliott was at my school today and I hear they are really interested. I didn’t get to talk to him today but I do get to talk to those coaches a lot on Facebook.”
Hatton will visit USC for the second time June 18th. He plans to announce his commitment during ‘The Opening” in Oregon this summer.
“I just love South Carolina,” he said. “Everything about it is great. It’s beautiful down there and they have that stadium. Plus, they’ve been really good lately and just keep winning. No one has ever told me a bad thing about them.”
He feels similarly about the Terrapins.
‘”I love their coaches and the campus,” Hatton said. “I think they’re starting to get some big-time players to go there too. It’s close to home but not too close and they’re moving to the Big 10.”
Hatton has other offers but, as of now, it’s a two-school race for his services. “They’re my two favorites but that doesn’t mean someone else couldn’t slip in there at some point,” he added.
Some of those other offers are Boston College, Duke, Georgia Tech, Indiana, Rutgers and Louisville.