DE Andrew Williams of McDonough, GA has been working with a short list of six schools but he said Sunday night only four are assured of official visits later this recruiting season. Williams said he’ll definitely set dates with USC, Clemson, Ole Miss and Auburn. He’s considering LSU and Tennessee for his fifth visit. Williams said he’s in regular weekly contact with his recruiters from his top four. That would include Deke Adams from USC and Marion Hobby from Clemson. “They are all recruiting me the same,” Williams said. “All of them have great coaching. They all have a great relationship with me, great schemes and good depth charts.” Williams plans to make his decision after the official visits. He was at Georgia Tech Saturday for Senior Day for his brother. He was at Clemson for the Florida State game and is going to Auburn for a game November 15th. He also will try to get to USC and Ole Miss for games. There is no favorite.
OL Damian Prince of Forestville, MD wrapped up his season this past Saturday and is now turning his attention to recruiting. Prince said in a video interview with Rivals.com Saturday he has his list down to seven and three of those are set for official visits. He will go to Maryland this weekend, Florida December 7th and he’ll also set a date with Florida State. The others he’s considering are USC, Ohio State, Miami and Georgia. Prince said he has the Gamecocks on his list even though he hasn’t heard recently from recruiter GA Mangus. He added that Georgia has been making a strong push and the Bulldogs have a need for offensive linemen. Prince did not name a favorite.
6-7 Dante Buford of Jacksonville completed his official visit to USC Sunday and tweeted that he will make his decision next week. His season begins on Friday. Buford, who is a native of Simpsonville, also took official visits to Miami and Oklahoma and will be choosing from the Gamecocks, Hurricanes and Sooners.
5-11 Daneesha Provo of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia committed to the Clemson women’s program. She attends the Kent School in Connecticut. She was a member of Canada’s Under-19 National Team at the FIBA Americas 3-on-3 Championships. She’s the 7th commitment for the Lady Tigers 2014 class.
The USC baseball team has added two more commitments for the 2014 class giving the Gamecocks 16 pledges who can sign starting November 13th. Over the weekend LHP Banks Cromer (6-3 150) of AC Flora announced his commitment via Twitter. Cromer is the son of former Gamecock star Tripp Cromer and is the third member of the 3A state champion Falcons to commit to USC for 2014. And late last month 1B Collin Steagall (6-1 240) of Spartanburg Methodist committed to the Gamecocks. He’s a former standout at Lexington and grew up a Clemson fan. Last season in 50 games for the Pioneers, the lefthanded hitting Steagall hit .313 with 1 one home run and 32 RBI. He struck out 19 times and walked 19 times in 147 at bats. In the field, Steagall committed 3 errors and had a .993 fielding percentage.