The South Carolina Gamecocks picked up a huge commitment Saturday when Darlington HS three-star…
Decision day for Floyd and Hampton
The 6-2, 311-pound Floyd, who also has offers from programs such as Southern Cal, Penn State, Michigan and Miami, is rated the No. 3 defensive tackle and the No. 38 overall prospect in the country by Scout.com. Floyd will start for the East squad at defensive tackle and will wear No. 73.
Darlington HS (S.C.) three-star CB Victor Hampton will choose between South Carolina, Tennessee and North Carolina during the first quarter of the contest. Hampton was once an early commitment to Florida, but was dropped by the Gators after an incident at Independence HS forced the talented corner to transfer to Darlington. Hampton took an official visit to South Carolina the Nov. 14 weekend, and publicly named the Gamecocks his leader.
The 5-9, 168-pound cornerback has reportedly been impressive during the Army Bowl practice week and is rated the No. 43 cornerback in the nation by Scout.com. Hampton will also compete for the East team and will wear No. 31.
Two other prospects with South Carolina connections will also compete in the game. Gamecock commitment and Greenwood HS standout Kelcy Quarles will play for the East team and is rated the No. 22 defensive tackle in the nation by Scout.com. Quarles will wear No. 99. Five-star Byrnes RB Marcus Lattimore is the center of an intense recruiting battle as well and remains one of the Gamecocks' top overall targets. Lattimore has narrowed his list to South Carolina, Auburn, Penn State and Oregon. Lattimore, who will officially visit South Carolina Jan. 15 and Oregon Jan. 22, will wear No. 28 for the East team.
While the U.S. Army All-American Bowl will be broadcast nationally on NBC, some Columbia viewers will get the local WIS telecast of the Gamecocks' men's basketball SEC opener at Auburn, which tips off at 1:30 p.m. As always, you can turn to GamecockAnthem.com for up-to-the-minute updates on Floyd and Hampton's decisions.
For a special inside look at the latest on Floyd and Hampton, check out the special Friday Night Recruiting Notes update which is featured exclusively on GamecockAnthem.com's premium message board, The Golden Spur.
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