USC and Clemson are strongly in the mix for 6-5 Stacey Poole of Jacksonville, FL. The combo-guard has offers from those two along with Indiana, Florida, Xavier and Miami. He also has interest in Oklahoma and Louisville.
Poole said the Gamecocks and Tigers have been on him for some time. "South Carolina has been there since day one," he said. "They really want me to come in and make an impact in their program. And I feel I can go and drop 20 or 30 (points) on anybody. That's how I feel. Clemson is one of the programs that's been there since day one. They have real good interest in me. I like the coaching staff and stuff like that. I like everything about Clemson."
Earlier this month Poole made unofficial visits to Clemson and Miami and attended a team camp at USC. He does not have a favorite and he plans to sign early.
Last season Poole averaged 26 points, 10 rebounds and 8 assists per game.