USC basketball coach Frank Martin has an in-state point guard commitment for the 2019 class in Hartsville’s Trae Hannibal and he’s eyeing another in-state point guard target for the’20 class in Dorman’s Myles Tate. Tate has been to USC twice this month for football games and he’s feeling the love from Martin and his staff.
“I think Coach Martin is pushing me really hard because I’m priority,” Tate said. “I think they are a great program and I think I can fit there but I’m still wide open right now.”
Tate said the recent visits gave him a chance to get closer to the Gamecock staff.
“I was just bonding with the coaches and my family, just talking and watching the game and having a good time,” said Tate who added he hears practically every day from someone on the USC staff. “Just checking in on me to see how I’m doing and they just keep telling me to keep improving my game.”
USC has been his only visit this fall and he’s planning to return for the Missouri game. He also plans to see South Florida before the season. He does not have a visit planned for this weekend. Last weekend he competed at the Top 80 camp at Lexington High School.
Tate said Virginia, Pitt and Oklahoma State also have been in touch with him recently. He’s not hearing from Clemson. He said he would like to make his decision prior to his senior season of high school basketball and there is no current favorite.