FLORENCE, S.C. – Hartsville football star Demonte Capehart was at the Red Foxes’ workouts Thursday.
Will he remain a Red Fox next Thursday? It’s not looking that way, according to Hartsville coach Jeff Calabrese.
“We believe he is going to play at IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.) for his senior season, but it is not official as of today,” said Calabrese, who directed Hartsville to a state championship in 2012. “We’re hearing that he’s leaving next Thursday, but I can’t confirm it because he was at our workouts today.
“Everything is speculation until he leaves,” he added.
The first to break this story was WWFN 100.1-FM. IMG Academy’s football roster on MaxPreps even lists Capehart as one of its players.
Last season for Hartsville, Capehart – who recently competed in The Opening Finals in Frisco, Texas -- made 40 tackles, including 19 for loss and seven sacks.
If Capehart (6-foot-5, 294 pounds), a Clemson commit, does leave Hartsville next week for IMG, he will follow in the footsteps of Clemson defensive end Xavier Thomas, who transferred from Wilson to IMG for his senior year.
247Sports has Capehart ranked second overall in the state for the Class of 2020 behind Jordan Burch, who plays for Hammond but played his freshman season at Wilson.
Capehart is even ranked by Rivals as the country’s third-best defensive tackle.