Gamecocks first to offer 2013 forward

When you see a 6-foot-9 kid on the wing, it's always something that catches one's attention. Colleges are definitely taking notice of one down in Miami Gardens, Fla. Look inside for the story.

When you see a 6-foot-9 kid on the wing, it's always something that catches one's attention.

Colleges are definitely taking notice of one down in Miami Gardens, Fla.

Malik Price-Martin played sparingly when he was playing up two classes with a loaded Florida Rams 17s team (forward wise) after his season got over with the 16s team.

For the two schools that have offered him, that might have been a good thing.

The standout from Monsignor Edward Pace High said South Carolina and Miami have stepped up and offered him during his freshman year.

"It feels good," Price-Martin said of his early offers. "I still have to work hard."

Of the two, South Carolina was the first to step up to the plate. Louisville is also showing him interest.

"(South Carolina) just told me that I have an offer from them," he said. "They said I work hard, and that I'll become a better player."

Price-Martin said he's being recruited by South Carolina head coach Darrin Horn.

The highly-skilled forward isn't a native of Florida though. He's originally from Charlotte, an area the Gamecocks have recruited hard since coach Horn has taken over the program.

Price-Martin primarily plays on the wing on offense, but he's also used to being in the post.

"They use me to block shots and get rebounds," he said of his role on his high school team.

Still, his versatility allows him to step back and hit jump shots out to the 3-point line.

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