LB Sherrod Pittman of Jacksonville had is in home meeting with USC coach Steve Spurrier Friday night and the long time Gamecock commitment said afterwards he no longer is considering taking a visit to Florida and is “110%” with his USC commitment.
OL Paris Palmer of Lackawanna JC, PA officially announced on Twitter Friday night is decommitment from USC and his commitment to Penn State. “To all the fans in the Gamecock nation,” Palmer wrote, “I just want to say that this decision wasn’t one that came easily. At the end of the day I had to go with my gut feeling and make what I thought was the best move for me and my family down the road.”
DL DJ Jones of Wren and East Mississippi JC told SCPrepNation he will sign Wednesday with either Florida State, Ole Miss or Alabama. USC also was under consideration.
Junior OF Chris Thompson (5-11 145) of JL Mann has committed to Clemson. He also considered USC, Vanderbilt, Wake Forest, Wofford, The Citadel, Coastal Carolina and Presbyterian. Here’s the scouting report on Thompson from PerfectGame.com.:
Medium frame, lithe athletic build with good quick twitch athleticism. Switch hitter with quick hands and loose swing actions from both sides of the plate. Hits from an open stance with an upright setup in the batter’s box, quick hands and solid bat speed with lift in swing from the right side, compact plane, most natural right side, short contact oriented swing from the left side. Plus runner, 6.61 60 yard dash time translated well to games, stole bases at will and posted good home to first times, good aggression on bases. Good athleticism in center field as well, covers good ground, accurate throws with a quick release, routes need work defensively but has the speed to outrun his mistakes currently and with improved routes has potential for plus range. Good student. Named to the Southeast Underclass Showcase Top Prospect Team.
He’s the Tigers 7th commitment for the 2016 class.