Lexington WR Shaq Roland (6-2 180), who is considered by most observers to be the No. 1 prospect in the state for next season, has decided on a final four list his coach said Thursday.
Wildcats coach Scott Earley said the only schools Roland is still considering are, in order of preference, USC, Alabama, Florida and Georgia. Clemson was among Roland's many offers but did not make the final cut.
"Before football season starts, he will commit in the summer," Earley said. "He's going to enjoy his senior year."
Roland will be at USC on Saturday for the photo shoot being held by national recruiting analyst Tom Lemming. Because he's in the middle of the basketball playoffs and has a game Saturday night, Roland probably won't participate in many of the Gamecocks' junior day activities.
Earley said the Gamecocks are a firm leader for Roland.
"He likes that it's real close to home, real close to his momma and the people of Lexington," he said. "That's big for him for them to be able to see him play."
Roland will go to Alabama for a camp this summer and will make an AAU basketball team trip to Florida. And he and his coach will make a visit to Georgia.
Roland last season caught 58 passes for 1,033 yards and 10 touchdowns, rushed for 684 yards and 10 touchdowns, had 3 interceptions returning two for scores, and he passed for six scores.
In all, he accounted for 39 touchdowns last season.