#STRecruiting Notebook 10-9

Lucas Taylor

Clemson target 6-6 Lucas Taylor of Wake Forest, NC plans to announce his college commitment Friday night at 6:00 PM. Taylor will refeal his choice on Twitter via HighSchoolOT. He narrowed his decision to Clemson, Marquette, Davidson, Wisconsin and Cincinnati. Taylor averaged 21 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists per game last season. He’s ranked as the #36 shooting guard prospect in the country ini the 247Sports Composite, and the #7 prospect in North Carolina. The Tigers have commitments from 6-3 Joshua Beadle and 6-8 Ian Schieffelin.

6-5 Bryce McGowens of Legacy Early College in Greenville decommitted from Florida State Thursday, a story first reported by Stockrisers. McGowens is rated a 5-star prospect in the 247Sports Composite and ranked the #3 shooting guard in the country. Stockristers reported some of the schools McGowens heard from Thursday included USC, Kansas and Kentucky. McGowens committed to the Seminoles in February. Clemson and USC were among his offers at the time. McGowens’ older brother Trey transferred from Pitt to Nebraska, and the Cornhuskers have offered. Some of his other offers are Providence, LSU, Pitt, Providence, Xavier, Wichita State, TCU, St. John’s Iona, Iowa State, Wake Forest, Florida and Ole Miss. McGowens is a native of Piedmont and was a student at Wren before transferring to Lincoln Academy in Winston-Salem in the summer of 2019. But that school closed and he returned to Wren for the 2019 school year. He annoounced in April his transfer to Legacy. Last season McGowens averaged 25 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists per game. For his three seasons at Wren, he averaged over 23 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists per game. He shot 51% from the floor, 42% from three and 76% from the line during his three seasons with the Hurricanes.

One-time USC target DE Demarcus Smith of Birmingham decommitted from Ole Miss. He named a top six of USC, Nebraska, Kansas, Ole Miss, Tenneessee and Mississippi State. Tracy Rocker, who first recruited Smith while he was at Tennessee, has been the Gamecocks lead recruiter, though Will Muschamp and Bobby Bentley are also keeping in touch. He has not yet visited USC.

FS Chris Rhone (6-4 200) of Gray Collegiate was offered by Georgia State, his first offer.

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