Phil Kornblut

USC staff impressed by Clover 2018 kicker’s calm

Nick Sciba
Nick Sciba

South Carolina football lost its all-time leading scorer, Elliott Fry.

Will Muschamp and special teams coordinator Coleman Hutzler went after and offered 2018 kicker/punter Nick Sciba of Clover. He also has offers from Virginia Tech and Wake Forest.

“I am really excited about the offer and there is still a lot to think about with my family, and a lot to pray about,” Sciba said. “Those are my top three right now definitely because they trusted me and my abilities enough to offer me when other schools haven’t.”

Sciba has a strong and accurate leg, and those attributes were important to Hutzler in his evaluation. But Sciba feels some of his other qualities also were important.

“They like that I am calm and not crazy,” he said. “I just try to be a laid back kind of guy and a family guy. Coach Hutzler is who I talk to and he likes that I have two younger siblings and help out with them and just try to be a good brother.”

Sciba said he doesn’t have a favorite and no timeline for a decision. Last season he was 5-of-7 on field goals with a long of 38 yards, 21-of-25 on extra points and he averaged 38 yards per punt and 60 yards per kickoff.