That leaves Southern Cal, Florida, UCLA, Oregon and Oklahoma on his short list. In the article Steele said he thinks everyone will be “shocked” by his decision. He did not sign a letter of intent with any school in December but he did sign financial aid papers with three of them.
Gamecocks commit Ryan Hilinski had been recruiting him hard through much of the summer and fall as both play in the same powerhouse league.
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▪ Winter Park, Fla., defensive tackle Jaquaze Sorrells is at the Under Armour Game this week. In a diary for USA Today, he wrote his top three are South Carolina, Penn State and Alabama. He has set official visits with the Gamecocks for Jan. 18 and the Nittany Lions for the 25th.
▪ Buford, Ga., 2020 offensive lineman Seth McLaughlin named a top five of the Gamecocks, Clemson, Alabama, Michigan and Oklahoma.
▪ Cheraw 2020 wide receiver Jalen Coit was offered by Virginia. He also has offers from Purdue, Kansas, Duke, Indiana, Wake Forest and Appalachian State.