Frank Martin and his staff have identified a number of prospects still available in the 2013 recruiting class. The Gamecocks are doing everything in their power to revamp a roster in hopes of fielding a more competitive team for the 2013-2014 season.
Here are a few updates on some of those recruits still remaining for South Carolina in 2013 as well as a 2014 recruit who recently visited campus:
-South Carolina officially extended an offer to 2013 point guard Jaylen Shaw of Hartsville, The in-state product was a one-time commitment to High Point but dropped that commitment once he began rising in the ranks as of late. Clemson, Virginia Tech, South Carolina and Tulane have all shown interest and the Gamecocks stepped forward with an offer this week. One would have to wonder if its all but a certainty that Shaw becomes a Gamecock but we'll have to wait and see.
Shaw seems to be a floor general who averaged nearly nine assists this year for Hartsville. He's also got a nice leaping ability and has continued to improve over the course of his career. The Gamecocks are in need of a quality point guard and Shaw could fit the bill for South Carolina.
-Another 2013 recruit has set his announcement date. Reynolds, a 6-foot-8 forward, will announce his commitment on April 24. He plans to choose his school between the the following four finalists: South Carolina, Seton Hall, Villanova, Utah. Reynolds is from Philadelphia so one has to believe a school like Villanova may hold an edge here but South Carolina still has a shot and he's a player worth tracking over the next few weeks. There are still some visits remaining for Reynolds, who has already visited South Carolina.
-The Gamecocks hosted a top prospect in the class of 2014 in L.J. Peak. Peak, along with 2014 Gamecock football target Shaq Davidson, made the trip up to Columbia today for an official visit. Peak has been in Chicago the past season playing basketball there but the possibility of him returning to Gaffney is on the table for his senior season. Florida and Ohio State seem to be two teams in the running here but if Peak returns to South Carolina, the Gamecocks will likely get ample chances to make their impression on him. Peak is one of the top players in the country in the class of 2014.