Boulware, Terry in final ESPN top 150 recruits list
ESPN has updated its list of the top 150 football recruits for 2013 leading up to the Feb. 6 National Signing Day, and two players from the Palmetto State made the cut — Ben Boulware of T.L. Hanna and Tramel Terry of Goose Creek.
Boulware is the No. 78 player in the nation, according to ESPN. He is a 6-1, 225-pound inside linebacker who has committed to Clemson.
Terry, the state’s Mr. Football award winner, is No. 89. He’s a 6-0 wide receiver/running back who has already enrolled at the University of Georgia.
The top two players in the ESPN Top 15 are from Georgia, and both have Clemson connections.
Robert Nkemdiche, a 6-5, 265 defensive end from Loganville, Ga., is the No. 1 player in the country. He committed to Clemson, decommitted and is now favoring Mississippi.
Carl Lawson, a 6-2, 251-pound defensive end from Alpharetta, Ga., is the No. 2 player in the country. He’s been committed to Auburn since March, but will make an official visit to Clemson this weekend. He made an unofficial visit to Clemson in November, the weekend Auburn coach Gene Chizik was fired.
Logan Morris of Spartanburg Christian Academy was named the Gatorade South Carolina Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year.
The 5-4 freshman raced to a fourth consecutive South Carolina Independent Schools Association Class AA individual state championship this past season with a time of 18:34.94, leading the Warriors to the SCISA state title. In November, Morris won South Carolina’s USA Track & Field Cross Country Championship youth girls’ 4K race in 14:47 and placed 27th at the 2012 Foot Locker South Regional championships in 18:05.
Bishops’ Boykin out
Michele Boykin played a big role in Bishop England’s basketball state championship last winter, but the Bishops might be without the junior for the rest of the season.
Boykin suffered a broken nose in the Bojangles Carolina Classic on Dec. 27, but played in the next two games and averaged 21.5 points.
She has since had surgery on her nose, and Bishops coach Paul Runey said there is a 95 percent chance that her season is over.
“If we get her back, it will be in time for the playoffs,” Runey said.
The Bishops went 28-0 last season and won their first state title. They are 10-3 heading into today’s game at Woodland
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