USC continues to work OL Joey O’Connor of Windsor, CO for one of his official visits. Gamecock assistant Steve Spurrier Jr. first contacted O’Connor a couple of weeks ago when he de-committed from Penn State. Last week, O’Connor also talked with Gamecock head coach Steve Spurrier for the first time. “He wants me to get on campus and see what they have to offer,” O’Connor said. “I’m building a relationship with the coaches.” O’Connor’s team is making its deepest run ever in the playoffs so he’s waiting until the season is over to decide on his remaining official visits. He has taken one to Penn State. “I have no idea what I want to do,” O’Connor said. He also has talked recently to the head coaches at Tennessee, Boise State, UCLA and Cal.
RB Keith Marshall of Raleigh has set December 6th for his announcement date. Marshall tweeted out the information Tuesday afternoon. Marshall has taken official visits to Notre Dame, Florida, Clemson and Georgia. He will visit USC this weekend. Marshall has not publicly stated a favorite though many observers feel Georgia is the team to beat.
Former USC signee OL Quincy McKinney of Fork Union Prep, VA took an official visit to NC State over the weekend. He is scheduled to visit Rutgers December 2nd and Mississippi State December 9th. He does not plan any other official visits. USC is no longer recruiting McKinney.