6-10 Nick Claxton of Greenville has now put two official visits in the books. He saw Florida State earlier this month and this past weekend he was at USC. He will continue with his officials with Georgia September 30th, Baylor October 14th and NC State October 21st.
Claxton had been to USC before and used that visit to check out the academics, campus and facilities. This time the purpose was to fraternize with the coaches and players and continue with relationship building.
“I got to hang out with the players a lot and I had a great time,” Claxton said. “I got to eat dinner at Coach Frank’s house. A lot of good food. The players were real cool. They fit together. They’re brothers. It’s a good family feel there.”
Claxton is not ready to name a favorite at this point in the process as he aims towards a November decision, but the Gamecocks are planted firmly in his mind and Martin gave him plenty to think about.
“They were really the first high major school to recruit me and they’ve consistently been there for two years,” Claxton said. “They really want me. He says I’m real versatile and they need a player like me that can affect the games in a lot of different ways. And he wants to help me maximize my potential. I like it a lot and it’s going to make my decision even harder.”
Claxton said he’s expecting USC to come in for a visit but he’s not sure when.
By the way, Claxton said he was 6-2 as a freshman and grew five inches the next year. He’s not sure if he’s finished growing. “I might have a couple of inches left.”