The USC basketball coaching staff is set to host the tallest basketball player in South Carolina in early September. 7-1 Jason Cudd of Socastee has scheduled an official visit with the Gamecocks for the weekend of September 9th. Tulane, DePaul and East Carolina also appear in line for official visits and Western Carolina has been working Cudd hard for a visit according to his coach Derrick Hilton.
“He’s going to USC first,” Hilton said. “ECU will be here in early September to come and talk with the parents and try and set up. I believe his last visit will be ECU. They are going to let him go thru the process with everything and then I think they are going to bring him up as his last visit just to try to go ahead and persuade him and get him to commit.”
But the Pirates will first have to overtake the Gamecocks who, according to Hilton, continue to lead in this case.
“I know they (USC coaches) have been talking to his parents a great deal and his father but he told me he was going up for the three days and he was looking forward to that visit. Jason is still pretty much up in the air but every since USC came onto the scene they might have a little bit of a lead over ECU but he is still trying to go thru the process and see how things go.”
Hilton said there’s a good chance Cudd will sign early but they family might also want to wait until after the Beach Ball Classic where more coaches can scout him.