Myles Tate

USC did not make the final five with Dorman standout 6-9 PJ Hall but the Gamecocks are in much better shape with his teammate, highly acclaimed PG Myles Tate. Tate is coming off an appearance at the Chris Paul CP3 Elite Guard Camp and this week he plans to move forward with his recruiting. He plans to review all of his offers and then narrow his list to the schools he will visit before making a decision prior to his season.

Tate’s most recent offer came Sunday from Pitt. He also has offers from Clemson, College of Charleston, South Florida, Coastal Carolina, Presbyterian, Wofford, Appalachian State, Virginia Tech and Murray State.

“We are just going to look at their rosters and what they have to offer, and what kind of systems they run and things like that, and how I would fit,” Tate said. “South Carolina is a good fit for me I think. It’s at home so family and things, that won’t be a problem.  The school, I just like.  I like Coach (Frank) Martin a lot.  I feel like I can fit there and play to the best of my abilities.  They’ve been showing me a lot of love for a long time.  That’s important to me.  Loyalty.  They’ve been watching me since the summer of my 10th grade year.  That really means a lot.”

And heading down the stretch of his recruitment, Tate said the Gamecocks are continuing to show their strong interest.

“I talked to South Carolina last Thursday,” Tate said. “They were asking me how I was playing in Alabama.  They actually came to see me when I was down there, and I played pretty good.  I talked to coach Bruce (Shingler) and he told me to keep doing my thing.  I told him I was excited about South Carolina.”

Tate took an unofficial visit to USC June 17th. He also took an unofficial visit to Virginia Tech in early June. Clemson was his first ACC offer but the Tigers have not been recruiting him.

USC has two scholarships to offer for the 2020 class, though a third could become available if AJ Lawson leaves early for the NBA Draft.