WR Mark Irick (6-4 187) of Calhoun County is carrying on the tradition of football players from his school to garner a lot of attention. Irick already has a verbal offer from Kentucky and is hearing from Clemson, USC, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Michigan, FSU, Miami, LSU, Auburn, NC State, Oregon, Texas A&M, and Colorado among others, says his coach, Walt Wilson. “He has developed each year he has played for me and I expect to see the complete package this year,” said Wilson. Wilson says that Clemson, NC State, and Georgia Tech are close to offering. “He wants to be an engineer so those schools are where his focus is right now,” he said. Irick had planned to attend Georgia Tech’s junior day but was injured the night before in a basketball game. He was also invited to Georgia’s junior day that fell on the same day. “He missed USC’s junior day but Shane Beamer told us there will be another,” said Wilson. “He (Irick) will go to that one.” This summer, Wilson plans to take Irick and some of his teammates to several one-day camps. Irick does not have a favorite.
OL Tyler Stasky (6-9 272) of Wando has been to junior days at USC and Clemson and is getting looks from both schools, according to his coach, Jimmy Noonan. “They are sizing him up and showing interest for sure,” said Noonan. “NC State and North Carolina are also looking at him.” Coach Noonan says Stasky is a young player for his class and would likely red shirt. “He has good feet and bends well for a big fellow,” he said. “He has some growing to do but I think he’ll get to 300 (pounds) with no problem.” Stasky plans to take more trips this spring but, according to Noonan, is undecided as to which spring game he will attend between Clemson and USC. “It’s on the same day so he can’t be at both at the same time, obviously,” he joked. Stasky does not have a favorite.