3B Joe Rizzo (5-11 195) of Vienna, VA committed to USC Monday night. He picked the Gamecocks over Clemson, Maryland and Virginia. He’s projected as a third baseman and is ranked 177th in the country by PerfectGame.com. Here’s the scouting report from PerfectGame: Strong well-proportioned athletic build. 7.13 runner, light on his feet defensively, moves well side to side, quick release from a compact arm action, strong arm with good carry, very solid third base tools defensively. Left handed hitter, aggressive swing approach with very good bat speed, front side pulls out often, looking to pull and lift the ball, has an uppercut swing plane, squared the ball up consistently in games despite balance/effort issues at times, ball comes off the barrel hard and showed his power. Very high energy player with tools. Good student.
- OL Brandon Sandifer now says he will not announce a decision this weekend. He will visit Florida Friday and USC Saturday.
- OL Zack Bailey of Summerville said Tuesday night he has not made plans on a visit this Saturday. Speculation has had Bailey visiting USC or Georgia. Bailey was at Clemson last Friday. Those are his final three schools.
- LB Ricky DeBerry of Richmond plans to announce a top 8 in August. He might visit Virginia Wednesday.. He remains a Clemson target.
- Newberry head basketball coach Dave Davis has announced the signing of four recruits from the Carolinas – 6-2 Tanner Springston from Chapin, 5-9 Marquis Hunter from Seneca, 6-3 Xavier Hill of Irmo and 6-3 Demetrius Sanders from Raleigh.