National Signing Day is quickly approaching. Here's some of what's been happening in what has been a busy week for Gamecocks recruiting.
Marcus Lattimore. Not much news right now on the Lattimore front. Lattimore and his family have imposed a silence mandate to the media until February 2nd. Recruiters from Auburn and Carolina have been meeting with the highly sought star, but it's still uncertain whether Lattimore will take an unofficial visit to Auburn this weekend. For what it's worth, Scout.com's writers believe we get him.
Eric Mack. As you've surely heard by now, former commitment Mack is headed to Auburn. It's a shame that we're losing him, but a couple of observations need to be made. First of all, Mack is apparently extremely overweight. Considering that he has a career as a premier college lineman in the balance, that doesn't bode well for his dedication. Second of all, there are plenty of rumors going around that Mack was recruiting for Auburn while on his official visit in Columbia, all the while telling our coaches that he was a solid commit. Needless to say, I'm not so sure I want this guy on the team anyways, and our coaches had apparently decided they didn't, either.
Justin Parker. It's between the Upstate Tigers and us for Parker, but word is that this kid is leaning towards Clemson now. Dabo Swinney and Steve Spurrier still have in-homes with him, so perhaps Spurrier can still sway Parker. He would be a great pickup.
Ace Sanders. The speedy Florida wideout, projected as a slot receiver in college, is on campus as we speak. Let's hope the visit goes well and we can pick up a commitment from this guy. If he develops quickly, I think we could quickly see him lining up alongside Tori Gurley and Alshon Jeffery. He could end up being a great deep threat for us.
Corey Simmons. This is a DE we're all the sudden offering after missing out on some of our other targets. This guy is obviously a project, but if the staff sees something in him and he's ready to work, then I say come on aboard.