Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Mack at Clemson, Illinois woos Kennedy, and more

Offensive lineman Eric Mack of South Carolina’s Calhoun County High is taking an unofficial visit to Clemson today, to show the school to his mother. The 6-foot-4, 315-pound tackle did the same thing recently at South Carolina. Mack is also setting up trips to North Carolina, N.C. State and Florida State in the next few weeks. He is not yet naming favorites from his two dozen or so offers.
*South Mecklenburg RB Larry Kennedy is getting more and more notice because of his blazing 4.47 speed in the 40-yard dash. Kennedy has been offered by Illinois, said coach James Martin. Expect more as the season approaches.
*Butler CB Brannon Sward is visiting Coastal Carolina Wednesday and Elon on Saturday. He’s already camped at Wake Forest, Duke and Appalachian, and did well up in Boone. While he has no offers yet, Sward, who is 6-foot and 165 pounds, has the look of a sleeper. He has little game tape because he played behind college-bound corners last season. He runs a 4.63 40 and is looking to push that into the 4.5s.
*South Pointe OL Jacob McQueen is also planning to attend those Coastal and Elon camps, and has an unofficial trip to Appalachian scheduled for July 23.
*North Carolina commitment Ty Linton, a superb LB, also plays baseball. And the centerfielder, who hit over .500 as a junior, was just named second-team all-America by ESPN and EA Sports.

--Stan Olson

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Looks like UNC might lose another one to the MLB Draft. It's hard to pass up 1st round to supplemental 1st round. I believe its around 40 picks. Only time will tell. Mack's mother is going to love Clemson, but is it to close to his child to "distract" him though. Interesting statement from him in an article from The State. He said he wanted to be close to his child if there was something wrong, but not to close to distract him.