Conway 6-foot-7 forward Jimmy Nichols Jr. is on the fast track towards a decision. He plans to make his commitment in September and will take his three official visits over the first three weekends of the month.
He goes first to Providence, then to USC and finally to Miami. His decision will come from one of those three schools.
South Carolina is the only one of the final three schools yet to offer Nichols, but he talked with Gamecock head coach Frank Martin again Tuesday night and was told he would receive his offer while on his official visit. That’s the same thing Martin told Nichols and his parents when he visited unofficially earlier this month.
Nichols said all three schools are “pretty even right now. They like my size and my skills.”
Nichols averaged 16 points and 10 rebounds per game last season.
▪ Conway lineman Raiqwon O’Neal announced Wednesday his commitment to Rutgers. He picked the Scarlet Knights over South Carolina and Maryland. O’Neal visited all three schools in the last month. USC and Maryland recruited him as a defensive end while Rutgers likes him as an offensive lineman. O’Neal as family in Brooklyn and that played a role in his decision along with Rutgers offering his major, graphic design. O’Neal will be an early graduate.
▪ Gamecocks offensive line signee Jordon Carty was cleared by university admissions and will arrive on campus soon according to multiple outlets.
▪ South Carolina offensive line target Dylan Wonnum, of Tucker, Ga., told the Auburn reporter for SEC Country that he currently favors Auburn over USC. He plans to visit both again during the season. His brother is USC defensive end D.J. Wonnum. He also cited Georgia, Tennessee, Florida State and LSU as schools on his list. He won’t make a decision until December.
▪ 6-5 Aaron Nesmith of Porter-Gaud told GatorCountry his official visit to Florida will be August 25th. He has already taken an official visit to Vanderbilt. The other schools he’s considering are USC, Georgetown, Virginia Tech, Harvard and Yale.