LB Reggie Northrup (6-2 218) of Jacksonville, FL will visit USC tomorrow with teammate, Shaquille Beverly. “I like South Carolina a lot,” Northrup said. “They have real nice facilities and an awesome program. I like the way they run things there. I am very interested in attending (USC).” Northrup has offers from USC, Clemson, Georgia Tech, Auburn, Miami, Central Florida, South Florida, Florida International, Tennessee, West Virginia, North Carolina, and Louisville. He was at Florida Tuesday and will visit Florida State Saturday. Northrup likes Clemson as well. “I camped there last summer and it was nice,” he said. “I like the way they run things too. It’s a good program. They have real nice facilities and a nice campus.” As a junior, he totaled 108 tackles, 40 for loss, eight sacks, and three forced fumbles. Northrup does not have a favorite.
DB Daron Blaylock (6-0 205) of Marietta, GA now has two offers. The first came from Louisville and the other from Kentucky. Blaylock and his twin brother Zack (6-0 185) are the sons of former Atlanta Hawks guard Mookie Blaylock. This weekend the two will take a trip to visit several schools. “We’re heading to Ole Miss on Saturday,” said Blaylock. “We’re also going to Miami and Central Florida next week. It’s our spring break.” The two have received interest from other schools including Clemson and USC. Clemson has shown more interest than the Gamecocks. “We will visit them over the summer,” he said. “We’ll probably try to get to a camp or something.” Blaylock says he and his brother will likely attend the same school and that they do not have a favorite.
USC basketball recruit Anthony Gill of Charlotte has no plans to back out on his commitment to the Gamecocks his high school coach said Wednesday. “Best I can tell, he’s ready to go,” Shonn Brown said. Gill talked recently with Gamecock coach Darrin Horn to get an assessment on the situation. “He told him he didn’t just commit to a coach, he committed to the school,” Brown said. “He’s a Gamecock. He’s firm with his plans.”
USC, in search of players for 2011, has turned its attention toward 5-11 Anthony Hickey of Hopkinsville, KY. Hickey was named Mr. Basketball in Kentucky this season. His coach told the Louisville Courier-Journal that the recruiting intensity for his star player has picked up. He has offers from Western Kentucky, Mississippi State, LSU, Nebraska, TCU, Cincinnati and several mid-major programs. USC is among other schools showing interest in Hickey who is also hearing from West Virginia, Purdue, Butler and St. Bonaventure.