Stratford quarterback Jacob Park narrows his list to 10 colleges
Stratford quarterback Jacob Park, one of the top football recruits in the Southeast, has whittled his college list to 10.
Park has received about 30 scholarship offers. The consensus 4-star recruit said neither Clemson nor South Carolina was among the offers. Of the schools that did make offers, he is still considering Alabama, Florida State, Georgia, Louisville, Mississippi State, Notre Dame, North Carolina State, Oklahoma State, Virginia Tech and West Virginia.
Park is a 6-3, 202-pound junior. He is listed as the top recruit in the Lowcountry and the No. 5 recruit in the state by 24/7 Sports. Nationally, Park is rated the No. 138 player overall and the No. 9 pro-style quarterback.
Stratford coach Ray Stackley said Park hopes to cut his list to five by the end of May and expects to make his final decision by the end of June.
Park is expected to enroll early and participate in spring practice in 2014.
Wando will hold a scholarship signing ceremony on Monday for its spring sports athletes.
Athletes who will take part in the ceremony include:
Girls lacrosse: Sierra Armstrong, Presbyterian College.
Girls soccer: Suzanne Vallez, Newberry.
Softball: Danica Newton, Erskine; Mary Margaret Taylor, Florence Darlington Tech; Cadie Limbaker, Meredith; and Tori Frink, USC Sumter.
Swimming: Kelsey Gross, West Virginia Tech.
Girls cross country/track and field: Georgia Compton, Furman University.
Boys soccer: Trey Mathewes, Limestone; Joe Wichmann, Wofford.
Boys basketball: Aaron Brown, Erskine.
The SCISA spring sports schedule is winding down and the playoffs will begin soon.
The baseball playoffs begin Monday, and culminate with the championship series, May 13-14, 16.
The soccer playoffs begin May 7 and conclude with four state championships on May 11. The matches are scheduled to be held at the College of Charleston Soccer Complex at Patriots Point in Mount Pleasant.
The state tennis championships are set for May 3 at a site to be determined.
The state track championships are set for May 4 at Porter-Gaud.
The softball playoffs begin May 10 in Lexington and the state championship series will be held May 13-15 at a site to be determined.
The state lacrosse championship is set for noon Saturday at Heathwood Hall. Heathwood Hall will play the winner of the Hammond-Porter-Gaud game.
The Academic Magnet boys and girls soccer teams, both currently No. 1 in the state in Class AA, have a big showdown at Wando next Thursday.
The Wando boys team is the No. 1 team in the country, and the Wando girls are No. 2 in the state in Class AAAA.
The showdown will be a rematch of Wednesday night’s action at Academic Magnet, where more than 200 fans turned out to watch some exciting soccer.
The Wando girls scored a victory in penalty kicks, and the Warriors boys posted a 2-1 victory.
Port City signings
Two basketball players from the Port City Sports Academy signed to play college basketball.
Port City signings
D’Quann Grant, who played at Hanahan, signed with USC Salkehatchie.
Khalil Stewart, from Durham, N.C., signed with Brunswick Community College in North Carolina.
Reach Philip M. Bowman at 937-5592.