2021 RHP Samuel Simpson (6-1 160) of Carrollton, GA committed to USC Sunday night. He also plays 3B. He was in for a visit Sunday to watch the Gamecocks scrimmage Georgia Tech. Perfect Game scouted Simpson earlier this year and issued this report: Recorded a 7.05 second 60-yard dash time. Athletic build with a good amount of projection and lots of room to fill out. Primary third baseman who fields out in front and has some carry across. Deeper arm stroke with arm strength recorded up to 85 mph. Accurate across the diamond with light footwork and smoothness to the round. Secondary righthanded pitcher with a high three-quarters arm slot and gains velocity with confidence. Ball comes out of the hand well with an easy arm stroke. Good spin on the slurvy slider and threw it for strikes. Flashed a changeup. Lefthanded hitter with a slightly open stance, high hand set, and a high back elbow. Looseness throughout with quickness to hands. Gets closed at contact and has loft to the swing. Swing projects for power at maturity.
USC target DE Reggie Grimes of Brentwood, TN took an official visit over the weekend. He also has taken official visits to USC, Alabama and Tennessee and is scheduled for Florida State November 2nd.
2021 CB Kolby Phillips of Nashville and 2022 OL Camron Gann of Powell, TN confirmed they were in for unofficial visits with USC Saturday. Both have USC offers.
USC was the first to offer 2021 OL Cedrick Nicely (6-4 305) of Gainesville, GA and 2023 RB Justice Haynes of Alpharetta, GA. He’s also a baseball prospect. Both visited for the Florida game.
USC Saturday also offered 2022 RB/QB Emmanuel Henderson of Hartford, AL. He was in for the Florida game.
2021 WR JJ Jones of Myrtle Beach visited Penn State Saturday.
Gaffney LB Jemari Littlejohn plans to announce a commitment this Friday. Appalachian State has been one of the schools strong with him.
2022 6-8 Perry Smith Jr. of Legacy Early College in Greenville visited USC Saturday.
6-5 Bryce McGowens of Wren is expected to take an unofficial visit to Pitt this weekend according to Stockrisers.