The first few weeks of July have been busy for several of the area’s rising seniors and juniors in terms of recruiting.
Two baseball standouts have made verbal commitments to in-state NCAA Division I baseball programs, while two soon-to-be junior basketball stars picked up their second offers from out-of-state Division I schools.
Conway infielder Reid Hardwick committed to Winthrop on July 2. Hardwick, who played primarily second base last season, batted .319 with 18 RBIs.
Waccamaw’s Carter Fox also made a Big South commitment, as he informed Presbyterian’s coaching staff he will sign with the Blue Hose this coming year. Fox, a right-handed pitcher, was instrumental in the Warriors reaching the Class AA Lower State tournament this past year.
Two of the area’s best basketball players for the coming season also continued to pick up some recruiting steam during their summer AAU schedules. Myrtle Beach guard Bryce Schneider picked up an offer from Texas Tech last week. It is believed to be the first time a Big 12 school has offered a local basketball product in at least two decades. The offer was Schneider’s second, as he previously had one from Mount St. Mary’s.
Carolina Forest’s Duane Moss also picked up his second offer. Moss, who received one from Charlotte in late June, received another from Tennessee Tech last week.
Late Sunday, Conway guard Jalen Hennigan signed with NCAA Division II Coker. Hennigan helped the Tigers back to the Class AAAA playoffs and earned a spot on The Sun News’ Toast of the Coast team after averaging 15 points last winter.
Socastee baseball player Jon Yarbrough will sign with USC-Salkehatchie at 3 p.m. Thursday at the school.
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