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Junior DL Greg Gilmore of Hope Mills, NC made an unofficial visit to Alabama for the LSU game and that’s been the only game he’s gotten to this season. He thought about going to Clemson last weekend but didn’t make it. Clemson and USC are both on his list. He’s yet to visit either but he will at some point. “They are among my top schools,” Gilmore said. “I’ve heard a lot about them. Alabama, Clemson and South Carolina have my interest but I’m still open.” Gilmore has been offered by Clemson, USC, North Carolina, NC State, East Carolina, Tennessee and Georgia Tech. He’s also getting interest from Alabama, Virginia Tech, Maryland, Purdue and Florida.
Class of 2013 RB Jabo Lee (5-9 175) of Dillon has Clemson, Tennessee and Virginia Tech has his top three schools. Clemson and Tennessee have already offered along with East Carolina, Bowling Green and Miami-Ohio. Lee attended the Clemson-Wake Forest game Saturday and enjoyed his visit. “It’s a nice place up there,” Lee said. “They’ve got a good team.” Lee also has visited Tennessee and East Carolina but admitted that taking trips is not a priority. “I really haven’t been to too many places because I wanted to concentrate on my grades and the season,” he said. Other schools showing interest include USC, Alabama and Oregon. “I talk to coach (Jay) Graham and I went to some practices down there (USC) last year,” he said. “I like it. I’m really looking at schools who are recruiting and who they already have in place.” Lee is planning other trips following the season including Virginia Tech. He does not have a leader.
Junior ATH Jasper Sasser (6-1 185) of Jacksonville, FL has added NC State to his offers. “They offered me last week,” Sasser said. Clemson, UMass and Southern Miss offered earlier this season. Clemson is a school of high interest for Sasser. “I went to a camp up there this summer and I really liked it,” he said. “Coach (Jeff) Scott showed me around. It’s really nice.” Sasser is looking to make another trip to the Upstate. “I want to get up there as soon as possible,” he added. He plans to visit NC State as well. Sasser is hearing from Florida and Duke and attended the Florida-Alabama game. “I get a lot of letters from a bunch of schools but I haven’t talked to a lot of schools,” he said. “I do hear a lot from Duke though.” In eight games, Sasser totaled 14 touchdowns this season. With his season over, Sasser has transitioned to basketball and is hearing from Central Florida and South Alabama. “I would like to play both sports but I’ll probably just play football in college,” Sasser said.
Clemson target LB target Keith Brown of Miami committed to Illinois earlier this week after making an official visit there last weekend. He had been a Miami commitment.
Former Columbia High DB Chris Payne, a one-time USC commitment, has made the grades to graduate next month from Gulf Coast JC in Mississippi. USC does not plan to resign him. He has offers from Illinois, Ole Miss, Mississippi State and Marshall according to his former high school coach Kemper Amick, and several other major programs are showing interest.
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6-5 junior Sindarius Thornwell of Lancaster will be the state’s top basketball prospect for the 2013 class. He averaged 20 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists per game last season. He had a spectacular summer and the offers from the major programs have been pouring in. Thornwell said his offers at the moment include Clemson, USC, NC State, Maryland, Charlotte, Tennessee, Villanova, Georgia Southern, Tennessee State, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest, Providence, UNC Wilmington, Virginia Commonwealth and Boston College. Thornwell said he’s far from ready to narrow his list and identify favorites. “I’m just living in the moment,” he said. “Just playing basketball.” He said he does like both in state schools. “They are close to home.” He plans to be in Columbia next weekend for the Clemson football game. Thornwell said he shares a birthday, November 15th, with Clemson coach Brad Brownell. “He told he’s 100% with guys he recruits who have his birthday,” Thornwell said. He plans to make his decision by next November.
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Junior LHP Josh Reagan of Lexington committed to The College of Charleston according to DiamondProspects.com.
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