In-state talent to leave SC?

Gamecock Anthem caught up with one of South Carolina's best players after a heart-wrenching loss.

L.J. Peak has been a high priority for South Carolina and Clemson since he was a freshman, but the two in-state schools may be starting to fade in the race for the 2014 wing from Gaffney.

Peak is being tracked by some of the big-time colleges now, but he claims that he doesn't take notice.

Still, the 6-foot-4 Peak is grateful that they are tracking him.

"I'm not really thinking about the college coaches," he said. "I'm just thinking about playing hard and helping my team."

Peak has a laundry list of schools vying for his services, but particular schools he mentioned as taking interest are North Carolina, Duke, Syracuse and Kentucky.

"It means I'm doing good," he said. "I just got to keep working hard."

Another school that has thrown its hat into the mix is Ohio State, and not only are they are in the mix, they could be thought of as the leader.

Peak says they are recruiting him the hardest, and he plans on taking a visit in late August.

The last coaching staff at South Carolina sat well with Peak, but as far as the new staff, Peak states: "We aren't close."

But for now, Peak is just focused on ball, and he knows that his recruitment will play itself out

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