Keith Marshall of Raleigh will not take an official visit to USC but he will see the Gamecocks play at least twice this season. Marshall’s coach Clarence Inscore said Tuesday Marshall has scheduled three official visits with the first being the weekend of the USC-Georgia game in Athens. Inscore said Marshall also plans to take an unofficial visit to USC during the season. “Keith keeps up with Coach (Jay) Graham quite a bit and keeps in touch with him,” Inscore said. “They have a good relationship. I don’t think it matters to him if it’s official or unofficial. He’s going to visit Georgia and get to see South Carolina at the same time.” Marshall also set official visits to Notre Dame October 22nd and Florida November 26th. “He’s looked at schools (for official visits) he hasn’t had a chance to get out to yet,” Inscore said. “He’s also looking at some of the games he wants to see. And he wants to see the game day atmosphere.” Marshall is considering Alabama, Auburn, Florida State, Miami, Oregon and Southern Cal for his last two official visits. And he will take an unofficial visit to North Carolina. “He’s trying to get the list whittled down,” the coach said. “He’s looking at not only football, but where the school and the community fit the best.” Inscore said Marshall does not have a front runner right now. He plans to make a decision in December or early January because he will enroll in school in January.
Last week QB Devin Fuller of Norwood, NJ said he had cut down his list to a final ten but wasn’t ready to release it. He actually has 11 schools left and USC is not among them. Fuller revealed his reduced list as Rutgers, TCU, Nebraska, Penn State, Alabama, Boston College, Georgia Tech, Connecticut, Miami, Kansas and UCLA. He plans to cut his list to a final five before his season.
OL Bryce Kennedy of Southern Pines, NC has a top five of USC, North Carolina, NC State, Duke and Wake Forest. With practice underway, Kennedy has a little time to take visits and get a better idea of which schools he most likes. “Coach has us practicing 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. just about every day,” Kennedy joked. “I’m just getting ready for the season. I can’t wait.” He spoke with USC offensive line coach Shawn Elliott recently and continues to receive a lot of interest from the Gamecocks. “I talked to him about two weeks ago,” he said. “He told me he was going on vacation and would get in touch with me when he got back.” He confirmed that USC is a certain destination for one of his official visits and could visit all five of his top schools before committing. He does not have a favorite. “I need to see more schools before I name a leader,” Kennedy added.
DE James Deloach (6-3 285) of Millen, GA committed to Georgia last month choosing the Bulldogs over Alabama and Florida State. “South Carolina was probably number four,” Deloach added. “I just felt a little more comfortable with the other schools.” Though he has committed to UGA, he has not ruled out the possibility of taking other visits. “I don’t know right now,” he admitted, “I could visit South Carolina. I do like them.” He has offers from several schools including Clemson but will not visit the Tigers. Florida, Tennessee, Auburn, Georgia Tech, Vanderbilt and Louisville are other schools that have offered the Georgia lineman.
6-4 Kenny Gaines of Mableton, GA committed Tuesday afternoon to Georgia. Gaines had just narrowed his list to the Bulldogs, USC, Clemson, Iowa and Georgia Tech. He announced his commitment on his Twitter site.