DE Jaylen Twyman of Washington, DC will make his first ever visit to USC this weekend for an official visit with the Gamecocks. Twyman is being recruited by defensive line coach Lance Thompson and the two are in regular contact.
“We are always talking about me being a difference maker at a program and all that good stuff,” Twyman said. “He likes me for the short side of the field, a three technique and over the nose. All over the line basically. They are a great program with down to earth coaches.. And of course it’s in the best conference in college football.”
Twyman said he became interested in the Gamecocks after his research revealed a number of defensive linemen that the Gamecocks have put into the NFL in recent years.
Twyman said his mom and possibly a few other members of his family will make the drive down with him on Friday. And he has some specific things he’d like to see and experience while on the visit.
“I want to feel the love thru the coaching staff and moreso the players,” he said. “I want to make sure it’s a family environment before I make any moves.”
Twyman has seen the itinerary for the weekend and it includes attending the men’s basketball game Saturday against Ole Miss and eating breakfast at Will Muschamp’s home on Sunday morning.
Twyman said he’s not going into this visit with any preconceived notion for committing. He also has visited Pitt and is scheduled to visit Missouri January 20th. There is not a leader.
This season Twyman had 91 tackles, 8 sacks and 1 interception.