USC is the current leader for DL Emmanuel McNeil (6-4 280) of Snellville, GA according to his coach Todd Wofford who played his college ball at Presbyterian.
“He likes them a lot,” Wofford said. “They probably lead for him to be honest. He’s got some work to do academically and they have a plan for him. He grew up in South Carolina (Greenville) and that jumps out, and it’s the SEC. He has to have a good year and it will come down to his test score as it does for many players.”
McNeil camped at USC this summer. Wofford said Kentucky, Georgia and Marshall also are high up on his list.
Wofford said McNeil is an excellent athlete who plays with quickness and moves all over the defensive line. Last season he had 45 tackles with 6 tackles for loss and 4 sacks.
USC recruiter Coleman Hutzler is also keeping an eye on RB Josh Samuel who transferred to Central Gwinnett from JL Mann after rushing for 1796 yards and 19 touchdowns last season.
“He came on the scene late and he’s evaluating him,” Wofford said. In last week’s opening game Samuel rushed for 175 yards and 2 touchdowns on 16 carries. Minnesota and Northern Illinois offered him in the spring.
USC also is recruiting 2018 DB Donte Burton of Central Gwinnett. He’s currently committed to North Carolina.