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DE Ty McCord of Tampa has cut his list to a final six of USC, Florida, North Carolina, Miami, Georgia and TCU. He has not set any of his official visits but said USC will definitely get one. “South Carolina is pretty much #1 on my list,” McCord said. “It’s because of the coaching relationship (with GA Mangus), and I’ll have a chance for early playing time. And my cousin (Aldrich Fordham) goes there.” McCord said Florida is second on his list. He will make all of his official visits after the season. He’s not sure when he’ll make a decision.
OL Jonathan McLaughlin of Mauldin wants to narrow his list in the next few weeks. “I want to get it down to four or five by mid-season,” McLaughlin said. “I already know three of the schools.” He named Wake Forest, East Carolina and Marshall as those schools in no order. McLaughlin was in Greenville, NC for the ECU-Virginia Tech last Saturday. “I really liked the atmosphere there,” he said. “I met coach (Ruffin) McNeil and I really like him. I like all of the coaches.” McLaughlin was impressed with the new facilities as well. He has offers from the previously named schools as well as SC State, Coastal Carolina, Furman, Hampton and Liberty. “I got a message from Furman coach (Tim) Sorrells on facebook last week and he wants me to come for a game so I want to get down there soon,” he said. He has plans to attend games at Wake Forest and Marshall as well. No favorites for McLaughlin.
OL Tyler Stasky of Wando continues to hear from Clemson, USC, NC State and Liberty but is waiting on that first offer. He was in Raleigh for NC State’s opener against Liberty. “It was a great game to go to,” Stasky said. “Turned out to be a close one with State pulling it off in the 4th quarter.” It was not Stasky’s first time on their campus. “I love it up there,” he said. “I love their facilities, their coaches…everything.” He continues to hear from USC and Clemson as well. “Coach (Tony) Elliott called coach (Jimmy) Noonan last week to see how I was doing,” Stasky said. “Coach (Steve) Spurrier, Jr. calls me too.” Liberty is showing a lot of interest. “Coach (Wally) Ake calls me every week,” said Stasky. “He said he would and he does. He trying to get me interested in them.” Stasky believes that an offer would come should he show more interest. “It’s a long trip so I’m not sure if I’ll go,” he said. “You really have to plan something like that way ahead.”
Class of 2013 PF Kyle Washington (6-9 198) of Champlin, MN plays his ball at The Hotchkiss Prep in Connecticut and is hearing from Clemson. He plans to visit the Tigers according to his father, Curtis Washington. “We just love coach Ricky Ray,” his father said. “Kyle has a real interest in Clemson.” His offers are from Minnesota, Wisconsin, Xavier, Marquette, Iowa State, Central Michigan, Drake and Penn State. Clemson, Georgia Tech, Wake Forest and Washington are a few of the schools that have not offered but are showing a lot of interest. “He likes those schools,” Curtis Washington said. “They’re all really good programs. Connecticut is another school that has begun to show interest.” Distance from home is not an issue for the power forward. “Kyle has no reservations about playing at Clemson, should he decide to,” his father added. He has a grandmother in Greenville and another in Atlanta and is familiar with the South. Washington does not have a favorite.
Class of 2014 PG Marcus Stroman (5-10 165) of Keenan was visited by USC coaches Darrin Horn and Mike Boynton at his school this afternoon, according to a source. The rising sophomore recently attended Clemson coach Brad Brownell’s Elite Camp last month. Stroman will be on USC’s campus this weekend for a visit.
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