South Pointe DB Steven Gilmore Jr. plans to announce his decision Sunday afternoon. He’s had USC, Louisville, Georgia and North Carolina as his final four, but a source said Wednesday afternoon USC no longer is an option. The source said the Gamecocks, who would have taken Gilmore had he committed earlier, informed him they are full at his position but will continue to recruit him in case something changes.
OL Jackson Carman of Fairfield, OH confirmed to 247Sports his top three as Clemson, Ohio State and Southern Cal. Carman made his official visit to Ohio State last weekend for the Oklahoma game. He said he will take officials to Clemson and Southern Cal and possibly to Wisconsin and Florida State.
DL Antwuan Jackson of Blinn JC, TX committed to Ohio State. He also was a USC target and is the half-brother of USC linebacker Bryson Allen-Williams. He started his career at Auburn.
DE Antonio Anderson Jr. (6-3 230) of Lower Richland will be one of the recruits taking an unofficial visit to USC Saturday night for the Kentucky game. USC has not offered but he he attended a camp there this summer and the Gamecocks are evaluating him. “Coach T-Rob (Travaris Robinson) told me at their camp that he would keep in touch with me and that they were interested in me. He also said that he would make it to one of my games this year.” Anderson has offers from Eastern Kentucky and Old Dominion and is also hearing from Georgia State, Appalachian State, Charleston Southern and NC State. He is going to NC State for a game October 5th and to Georgia State October 26th. This season Anderson has 27 tackles and 3 sacks. As a junior he recorded 76 tackles and 6 sacks.
USC basketball coach Frank Martin Tuesday offered 2019 6-8 Tyrese Samuel, a native of Montreal who attends Wasatch Academy in Utah. “It feels really good to get this offer from Coach Martin. I don’t know to much about the school but I know they made the Final Four last year. He likes my length and my skill set to dribble the ball up the floor and pass and shoot at 6’8.” Samuel also has offers from Virginia Tech, Wichita State, SMU, Pitt, Baylor, East Carolina, Wake Forest, Connecticut, TCU, New Mexico, Vanderbilt and others. He does not have favorites.
According to Corey Evans of Rivals, Zion Williamson has set officials to Kentucky September 22nd and Kansas September 29th. He had previously set Duke for October 22nd and UCLA for October 27th. Kansas was in Tuesday night and Kentucky and UCLA are in on Wednesday. USC coach Frank Martin is scheduled for his in home visit Thursday night.