Mid-Carolina High senior pitcher Corey Stone on Wednesday signed to play baseball at South Carolina.
The 6-foot-3, 180-pounder also played quarterback for the Rebels football team and is fresh off his official visit with Chad Holbrook’s Gamecocks. Charleston Southern and Presbyterian were among his other offers.
What was most attractive to you about USC?
I really liked the atmosphere, and I liked the coaches. I liked the guys who are in my class, and I really like the school and the campus.
What were some of the highlights of your official visit?
I got to meet some of the players there, I got to meet all my future teammates who are from out of state. I got to see the atmosphere of the football game. And we got to eat super good. We had a lot people cater us. We had barbecue one night. We had some really good filets one night, and good breakfast.
How does playing QB help you with baseball?
It really helps you with dealing with the atmosphere. The noise of the game, it teaches you to be able to block it out. It teaches you how to be a good teammate and a good leader.
What did coaches say they liked about you during the recruiting process?
They liked my size and how I compete.
What was Holbrook’s message about the future of the program?
They expect us to be a really good class and help the team as young guys. The team has been really good the past few years, and with our new class coming in and with a lot of guys leaving after this year, he doesn’t expect us to miss a beat.