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Crootin’ Notebook: No decision yet for South Carolina CB target Johnny Dixon; Tank Bigsby visits

Your dose of South Carolina Gamecocks recruiting news, notes and more for Monday, December 3, 2018.

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What’s the deal with Johnny Dixon?

According to SportsTalk, the Tampa (Fla.) Chamberlain three-star corner was down for an unofficial, but didn’t pull the trigger - a decision he’ll make later. Members of the staff do have an in-home visit scheduled with him later this month:

“They are coming to the house probably on the 12th,” he said. “My mind is not completely made up but if I had to choose it probably would be them. I’m still going to take officials visits to Miami and West Virginia.” Dixon said it’s possible he could announce a commitment to the Gamecocks when the coaches visit on the 12th.

SportsTalk reports that Dixon will be on the Miami campus this coming weekend. From there, he’ll be headed to Morgantown, W.V. to check out West Virginia. While he did say that the 12th could be a target date, the 19th seems more firm.

Big 2020 target on campus on Saturday

Although Georgia may have the inside track on 4-star running back Tank Bigsby, he’s on the mind of the South Carolina staff. The No. 7 RB in the country - according to 247Sports - stopped by for an unofficial visit on Saturday.

The junior has a bevy of SEC offers: along with the Bulldogs and Gamecocks, Alabama, Auburn, Arkansas, Kentucky and Tennessee are on the list, along with Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Ohio State and Southern Cal. And with the numbers he’s put up this season, it’s easy to see why.

Several offers extended over the weekend

A number of other recruits were at Williams-Brice on Saturday taking in the action and departed with offers, including Havelock (N.C.) 2021 RB/DB Kamarro Edmonds. Lee County (N.C.) 2019 tackle Steven McKinney was offered as well, while a pair of offensive linemen in Lancaster (S.C.)’s Jalen Tatah and South Pointe (S.C.)’s Gavin Bennett were offered preferred walk-on spots.

The Gamecocks are also now in on Savannah (Tenn.) Hardin County tight end Hudson Wolfe. The 6-foot-6, 235-pound junior was also in for an unofficial visit.

Pair of potential flip targets take officials

Per SportsTalk, the Gamecocks hosted a pair of players committed to other programs on official visits this weekend. Four-star Roswelll (Ga.) senior linebacker Tyron Hopper, a Florida pledge, was one of them, while the other was 3-star Cordova (Tenn.) offensive tackle Matthew Bedford, who’s currently committed to Indiana.