As the first American born citizen in his family, he disappointed his family by deciding to become a sports talk radio show host. "They pay you to talk? Who are you kidding?", he has often been asked by different members of the Guimaraes clan. "Thank goodness we made so many sacrifices so you can not work for a living."
Five years ago, Eric met "The Captain" Carey Rich at a local watering hole known as The Publick House and the two immediately hit it off. The chemistry was evident as the two pondered the thought of hosting a show together one day. This August, that dream was realized as the two host The Locker Room every day right here on 1400theteam.com
Carey Rich aka The Captain
Hard work and dedication was never foreign to Carey Rich as he learned his work ethic from his mother. Mama Rich worked hard to make sure her son would have every opportunity to make a name for himself and he would not dissapoint. As a youngster, Carey always made sure he had a few bucks in his pocket to take care of his friends by working a paper route. When time permitted, The Captain, as he would later be known, would hone his basketball skills on the blacktop. This would lead to a state title while at C.A. Johnson, a Southern Conference Freshman of the Year award, and three strong seasons at USC, where he was a two-time captain (thus the name).
The Captain acknowledges many inidividuals who have crossed his path over his many, many years on earth with influencing him...most notably, Eric Guimaraes. "I am often amazed by his professionalism, sincerity, and knowledge of all sports," said Rich. "Without him, I don't know where I would be."
Carey is known for his big smile and objectivity....and for being Eric's right-hand man. "I've heard E-Rock can lead a horse to water AND make him drink," noted Carey.
WR JaQuay Williams of Fork Union Prep, VA will visit USC officially this weekend deciding to visit the Gamecocks over Michigan. Williams confirmed his plans to Dawgs247.com. Williams also said he would make a college decision Sunday. He also has visited Georgia and Texas A&M. Williams was committed to Auburn until the coaching change there. He will be an early enrollee.
DE Robert Nkemdiche of Grayson, GA told Kipp Adams of ESPN.com not to lock him in with Ole Miss just yet. “To people that do think I am a lock to Ole Miss, I will just say you never know,” Nkemdiche said. “I could end up falling in love with any other school. If schools give up, they give up, but you never know if I take a visit and fall in love. It could happen.” Nkemdiche also would not confirm his brother’s recent comments that he’s going to commit to Ole Miss soon. “I do not know about that,” Nkemdiche said. “I will have to see. If I do make my decision, I will probably hold an announcement. I am not going to say I will or if I won’t. I am still iffy-iffy. If I do commit, I think I will still take my official visits.” Nkemdiche also told the website that he hasn’t talked to Clemson since de-committing and if he visits other schools than heavy favorite Ole Miss, it may be LSU and Oregon.
ATH Tramel Terry of Goose Creek, who will be an early enrollee, will sign scholarship papers with either Clemson or Georgia next Friday at 10:00 AM at the school his coach Chuck Reedy said Thursday night. Terry has been publicly committed to Georgia but Clemson has made a strong push for him in recent weeks pitching to him the idea of immediate playing time and impact in their offense. Georgia recently started Terry as a running back. Georgia coach Mark Richt will visit with Terry next Wednesday and Clemson coach Dabo Swinney will have his visit next Thursday. Terry went to several games at both schools during the season with Georgia getting the last visit last weekend. Reedy said Terry appears to be split between the two schools at this point.
Junior DB Jalen Tabor (6-0 170) of the District of Columbia has offers from USC, Clemson, Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Tennessee, North Carolina, NC State, Maryland and West Virginia among others. He has expressed interest in the Gamecocks and Tigers. "I love South Carolina," said Tabor. "They have a great program and great coaches...like Steve Spurrier. I like what they're doing there and they play in the SEC. That matters." He has not visited USC but plans to do so in his future. As for Clemson he said, "I've been there twice, two years ago. It's really good there. They have a great program, great fans and a great environment. I want to get back down there." Other schools he has visited include Alabama, Auburn, Tennessee, Florida, Virginia Tech and Florida State. Tabor does not have any favorites.
Junior TE Milan Richard of Savannah adds Clemson to his offer sheet Thursday. The Tigers join USC, Georgia, NC State, Vanderbilt, Ole Miss, UCLA and Louisiana-Lafayette with offers for Richard. "It's really exciting," said Richard. "When a school thinks that you're good enough to play for them, it's great." Richard visited Clemson last Saturday for the Battle of the Palmetto State. "I got a chance to get a feel for their coaches and their atmosphere," he said. "I like them a lot. They're a family-based school. They told me they have three or four players that graduated and later came back to coach. I like that." The Gamecocks have already offered the Georgia product and he named Clemson and USC as schools of interest. "I haven't narrowed my list yet because every time I try to do so, someone else starts showing interest," Richard said. He is playing basketball now that his season ends and will in a rising senior bowl in Atlanta later this month. Richard plans to visit Clemson in January.