TE Kevin Crosby Jr. of Bamberg-Ehrhardt, who nearly made a commitment last summer, will have a decision by early June his father and coach Butch Crosby said Wednesday night. “It will come after he visits some camps,” Crosby said. “He won’t be working in any camps.” Clemson and USC will be two of the camp visits. It was thought last summer Crosby was on the verge of committing to USC. His father said a decision was nearly made but he can’t say to whom. “He had an idea where he wanted to go,” he said. “His momma wanted him to wait a little while. She thought it was a little early. Coaches change, things change, and she didn’t like the idea of decommitting from a school.” Crosby Jr.’s last visit was to Alabama for a junior day. He did not make it to USC or Clemson’s first junior day but is going to Clemson for the next one March 9th. He will also go to Florida in March and to North Carolina at some point. New Tar Heel assistant coach Ron West talked with the Crosbys Wednesday night. Right now Crosby Jr. has a top five of USC, Clemson, Alabama, Florida and North Carolina. “He’s wide open,” among those five his father said. “Everybody’s got a chance.” Crosby Jr. picked up his 47th offer Wednesday from Kansas State.
WR Shaq Davidson of Gaffney saw his basketball season come to an unexpected early end last week with a loss to Rock Hill. With the season over, Davidson was freed up to attend Georgia’s junior day last Saturday, and he went. “It was nice down there,” Davidson said. “The coaching staff was pretty cool, I liked them. They have nice facilities.” Davidson will visit North Carolina this Saturday and will go to Clemson’s next junior day which has been moved from March 2nd to the 9th. He also plans to visit Auburn which offered Tuesday, and he said he probably will get to USC’s second junior day. He was at USC’s first junior day earlier this month. Davidson continues to favor USC with North Carolina, Georgia, Notre Dame and Ohio State bunched together behind the Gamecocks. He talked with the Gamecocks earlier in the week. Davidson said North Carolina is recruiting him the hardest after USC. He has no timetable for a decision.
ATH Jefferie Gibson (6-4 190) of Hope Mills, NC has offers from Clemson, NC State and North Carolina with interest from USC, Florida State, Tennessee and Virginia Tech. He named Clemson and NC State his top two adding, “It depends on what other offers I get.” Gibson made his way to Clemson for a junior day recently and liked what he saw. “I’ve been there three or four times,” he said. “This time I got to see the campus and where the players stay. The coaches are telling me the best players get to play and contribute and I like that. They said they don’t worry about seniority. They said if I’m the best at my position, I’ll start.” Gibson has also visited USC. “I was there for the Wofford game,” he said. “It was pretty cool. The coaches seem really tight.” He heads to Florida State this weekend for a junior day. As a junior he totaled 70 tackles, four interceptions returning two for scores and added a kickoff return for a touchdown. He did not name a leader.
Former Gaffney shooting guard 6-5 LJ Peak plans to return to the Upstate school for his senior year a source said Wednesday night. Peak was one of the state’s top players as a sophomore. He is playing this season at Whitney Young High School in Chicago where he is averaging 15 points, 4 rebounds and 1 assists per game. The source said currently Peak favors Florida State and Ohio State. USC and Clemson have offered. He also has offers from Tennessee, Virginia Tech, Georgia and NC State.