South Carolina recruiting: 2019 targets, in-state sophomores highlight upcoming visitors

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South Carolina football visitors

A handful of in-state prospects are expected to visit South Carolina over the next few days for spring practice.

Two from Cheraw High School are expected to visit Thursday: 2020 4-star defensive tackle Xavier McIver, who has an offer from the Gamecocks, will be joined by 2020 wide receiver Jalen Coit.

On Saturday, 2019 running back Mikey Dukes (Charleston First Baptist Church School) plans to return to Columbia. Along with South Carolina, the 3-star prospect has offers from Arkansas, East Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest.

The Gamecocks will host 2019 3-star guard Jakai Moore, who’s from Nokesville, Va. South Carolina, Penn State, Virginia and Virginia Tech are among the schools in contention for the 6-foot-6, 295-pound prospect.

South Carolina hasn’t made a move on 2020 wide receiver Antonio Barber, who’s also set to be on campus Saturday. Colorado, Notre Dame, Syracuse, Texas Tech and UCLA have offered.

South Carolina basketball recruiting

According to Phil Kornblut of SportsTalkSC, Gamecocks basketball coach Frank Martin visited 2018 3-star guard T.J. Moss, who will take an official visit to South Carolina next week.

Moss, who’s enrolled at Findlay Prep in Henderson, Nev., played at East High School in Memphis, Tenn., where he was coached by Anfernee Hardway, who recently was introduced as the coach at Memphis.

The 247Sports composite lists Moss (6-4, 180) as the No. 40 shooting guard in the Class of 2018.

According to Pat Lawless of, 3-star power forward Alanzo Frink will take an official visit to South Carolina this weekend. The Gamecocks offered on Tuesday.

Last year, Martin went into New Jersey and reeled in Justin Minaya, who was the most productive freshman for the Gamecocks this season. The Gamecocks coach is now honed in on Frink, a 6-8, 215-pound prospect from Roselle Catholic.

Georgetown offered last week. James Madison hosted Frink for an official visit last fall. Arkansas State and UMass also have offered.

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