Every year South Carolina is a top heavy state with talent, but this year it may be better than usual at the top. One prospect who will state his case as the state's top overall prospect is Bamberg (S.C.) Bamberg-Ehrhardt defensive end Ricky Sapp.
"I have written offers right now from Clemson and South Carolina," Sapp said. "Southern Cal called my coach everyday last week and they have pretty much told him that an offer is on the way. They send me mail everyday. Georgia is another school that calls my coach a lot and sends a lot of mail."
The 6-foot-4, 225-pound Sapp runs the 40-yard dash in a freakish 4.45 seconds, has a 300-pound bench press and 590-pound squat.
"Right now Georgia, Southern Cal, Florida State, Clemson and South Carolina are the schools that I am looking at," Sapp said. "There are other schools that could get in there, that is just an early list. I'm pretty much open to everyone."
As a junior Sapp collected 70 tackles, an amazing 27 tackles for loss and 11 sacks.
"I have not been to any junior days yet, but I am going to be at some of Clemson's spring practices and their spring game," Sapp said. "I might try to make to South Carolina and Georgia for a practice too. I know that I am going to camp at Georgia this summer and I am also planning on attending the NIKE camp in Athens in May."
Sapp has already been named to the pre-evaluation Rivals 100 and will likely stay there once the real one is released in early June.
"Growing up I was a big Florida State fan," Sapp said. "I loved Bobby Bowden and I loved how dominate Florida State was. It's not about all that now though, I have to really weight the important things like academics and playing time to make my decision."
It appears as if Sapp is going to do just that, take his time and weigh his options, as he is in no rush to make a decision.
"I am going to take things slow and really think about everything," Sapp said. "I don't want to rush anything. I don't necessarily feel like I have to wait all the way until signing day, but I do want to take all of my visits and make the best decision for me."