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In his song “I Like It, I Love It,” country music artist Tim McGraw summed up the effect falling in love can have on a man quite succinctly: “I ain’t seen the Braves play a game all year.”
The holiday dead period for football recruiting started Monday and will run through Jan. 14, and the break couldn’t have come at a better time for South Carolina.
Defensive lineman Albert Huggins of Orangeburg-Wilkinson is the state’s top uncommitted senior prospect. He has slow played his recruiting all year, but with plans on graduating early and enrolling in college in January, the recruiting pace is quickening for him.
This year’s annual Clemson-South Carolina football tilt won’t be played at night and will be overshadowed nationally by other rivalry games being played Saturday. Just don’t say that to the players, coaches or fans the game has less meaning this year.
When senior wide receiver Christian Owens (6-5, 210) of Griffin, Ga., decommitted from Georgia earlier this month, he quickly declared a commitment to South Carolina, but then backtracked from the pledge, saying he needed to make his official visit first.
On Nov. 12, 1984, twins Perry and Terry Dozier of Baltimore announced a commitment to Bill Foster and the South Carolina basketball program. Thirty years to the day, Perry’s son P.J., one of the nation’s most touted point guards, announced a commitment to Frank Martin and the Gamecocks.