Phil Kornblut

Gamecocks now have offer out to in-state 7-footer. Where he is in the process

South Carolina basketball coach Frank Martin Saturday handed out an offer to 7-foot center John Butler Jr. of Christ Church. The offer was announced by his coach and father John Butler Sr. The Gamecocks are the latest major program to move in on Butler who visited USC earlier this month.

His other offers are Clemson, Saint Louis, Virginia Tech, Tennessee, Baylor, DePaul, Georgia Tech, Florida and Florida State.

Butler also has visited Clemson, Florida State and Georgia Tech. Missouri has also been showing strong interest and has been by his school to scout him. According to coach Butler, the process has a ways to go for his son.

“Just kind of letting John soak it in,” coach Butler said. “We’re just trying to help him through this process. But it’s wide open. We’re just trying to advise him and help him make a good decision.”

The Butlers did not make a campus visit this past weekend.

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