Junior RB Traveon Samuel (5-8 185) of Phenix City, AL has dropped Clemson from his top five and added USC to his top four. This may have to do with the interest level shown by each school. The Gamecocks have not yet offered Samuel but he did say, “They told me they would probably offer me when I came up for the spring game.” Samuel is planning to make that trip. On the other hand, he says the Tigers have not contacted him in some time. So as Clemson’s interest has appeared to have waned, USC’s interest appears to have grown. “They’ve been talking to me a lot lately,” Samuel said. “They have told me how they could use me as a slot receiver, like they did with Ace Sanders, and I could have a chance at the next level.” He has USC behind Florida, Florida State and Auburn. Each of his top three have offered. “I like South Carolina,” he said. “They’re in the SEC and it’s a pretty place. They’re winning a lot and it’s not too far from home. I really like the coaches there.” Samuel did not name a leader.
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