QB Michael Scarnecchia (6-4 192) of Fleming Island, FL committed to USC Sunday night becoming the quarterback for the Gamecocks’ 2014 class. Scarnecchia also had an offer from UAB and was drawing interest from Syracuse, Arkansas State and some Ivy League schools. Scarnecchia attended one of Steve Spurrier’s camps this past summer and that’s where the interest in Scarnecchia began to grow. “Coach Spurrier saw me in camp and really liked me,” Scarnecchia said. “I was at the Kentucky game and after the game I sat down with him and he said he was thinking about an offer and he liked my film. He came thru with the offer the week after the Arkansas game.” Scarnecchia said he wasn’t that familiar with USC as a school but he’s liked what he’s been told by family and friends. As for the football, he is familiar with what the Gamecocks like to do on offense. “They run a pro spread and coach Spurrier is one of the best quarterback coaches you’re going to get,” he said. This season Scarnecchia said he’s around 1000 yards passing with 18 touchdowns and 1 interceptions, and he’s completing 65% of his attempts. As a junior he passed for 1500 yards and 19 touchdowns with 3 interceptions. “They say I’m coachable and throw the ball well with a strong arm,” Scarnecchia said. “Coach Spurrier said I haven’t reached my potential and he really wants to work with me.” Scarnecchia said Spurrier did nearly all of the recruiting with him though he talked some with area recruiter Steve Spurrier Jr. He is USC’s 14th commitment for the 2014 class.
Below is our interview with Scarnecchia on SportsTalk Monday night:
Junior QB Blake Lynch of Troup, TX committed to Baylor. Clemson and Mississippi State were his other favorites.
DL Daylon Mack of Gladewater, TX committed to Texas A&M. Clemson was also on his short list.
Junior WR Markeyvious Adams of Greenwood visited Clemson over the weekend and came away with a positive perspective. Though he has yet to receive his first offer, he said Clemson was showing a lot of interest. “I like that even though they were down, they kept playing hard,” Adams said. He did meet with coaches while attending the game and is getting good feedback. “They just keep telling that they really like the way I play,” he said. This was Adams second game at Clemson this season. He has also been to games at Appalachian State, Georgia and Georgia Tech and is planning to attend USC’s next home game. Showing interest in Adams are Clemson, North Carolina, NC State, Duke, Florida State and Tennessee. He has over 300 yards receiving and four touchdowns this season. There are no favorites for Adams at this time.