RB Derrell Scott of Havelock, NC will announce his college decision on his birthday, October 25th. Scott is down to USC, NC State, Florida State and Ohio State. USC, Florida State and NC State are the perceived front runners at this point. Last month Scott said the Gamecocks and Seminoles were the clear top two but in recent weeks the Wolfpack has made a move. Scott visited State a couple of weeks ago and that visit helped the Wolfpack’s positioning. He also visited USC this summer for a camp and brought his parents along. Scott has made multiple visits to USC over the last two seasons.
WR Terry Googer of Atlanta will announce his college choice Friday afternoon around 12:15. USC appears to the favorite over North Carolina, Ole Miss, Vanderbilt and Miami.
DL Albert Huggins of Orangeburg-Wilkinson is one of the state’s top junior prospects with a dozen offers already on the table. Auburn was the most recent. Earlier offers came from USC, Clemson, Florida State, Florida, Alabama, Tennessee, Louisville, Georgia, NC State, North Carolina and SC State. But all of that has taken a back seat to getting ready for the upcoming season. He hasn’t planned any visits for games this season. He would like to get to the Clemson-Georgia game but his father is having some surgery right about then so he’s not sure he will be able to make it. As for developing a favorites list, Huggins says that hasn’t happened yet. “I’m just taking my time right now,” he said. “I really don’t know.” He also doesn’t have a current preference for staying in state or leaving. “When it comes down to Signing Day it might make a difference or it might not, I really don’t know,” Huggins said. “Right now I’m just trying to learn everything I can learn about each team. I’m just doing a background check on every team so I can be ready.” Huggins added that between the Gamecocks and Tigers with him right now there is no favorite. “I treat both of them as equally as possible,” he said. “They both have great coaching staffs and their football programs are top notch.” Huggins added there is no timetable for a decision for him. “Whenever it hits me,” he said.
Catcher Cal Raleigh of Sylva, NC has committed to Clemson for the 2015 class according to the Asheville Citizen-Times. Raleigh is the son of former Western Carolina and Tennessee coach Todd Raleigh. Last season Raleigh batted .374 with 23 RBIs and 2 home runs. He committed just one error behind the plate.