Fresh off the disappointment of losing Josh Cunningham to Bradley, the Gamecock coaching staff turned their sights on the 2015 class this week (more like turned the page on the 2014 class, as they've been recruiting for 2015 and 2016 all the while). That meant a visit with 6'6" wing Tevin Mack of Dreher High School on Thursday, when he took an unofficial visit to Carolina's campus to check out the program.
The top-100 recruit has rapidly ascended recruiting boards in recent weeks, and now holds offers from Georgia, Houston, Jacksonville, Miami U., Stephen F. Austin, VCU, Virginia Tech, and Wake Forest. South Carolina did not present Mack with an offer on his visit, but plans to continue to monitor his progress. Clemson plans to offer Mack if and when he visits the school.
At this point, Mack claims no favorites among the schools he's considering.
According to Martin, the Gamecocks plan to take two scholarship players in the 2015 class. With only Tyrone Johnson set to leave the program at the conclusion of 2015, that means at least one current scholarship player will likely not return after next season. Of course, the Gamecocks currently need to find one scholarship player to depart before the 2014 season, as they lose two scholarship players this year (Carlton Geathers and Brenton Williams) but plan to bring in three freshmen - Marcus Stroman, TeMarcus Blanton, and Shamiek Sheppard. We previewed each of those players in this post.