New USC linebackers coach Kirk Botkin met with recruits this weekend in Columbia. He will make his first recruiting road trip for the Gamecocks Wednesday. A defined recruiting territory for Botkin has not been established so he will meet committed players.
New special teams coordinator and tight ends coach Joe Robinson is also expected to start on the road recruiting for the Gamecocks this week.
Interviews for the still vacant running backs coaching position will begin this week. Steve Spurrier said Saturday he hoped to name that new coach within a few days. Former Furman receiver and current Air Force running backs coach and running game coordinator is one of the strong candidates for the position.