USC has been in touch with RB CJ Leggett (5-10 209) of Mesa JC, AZ and has talked with him about walking on the team this spring and possibly earning a scholarship for the fall.
“They offered me as preferred walk-on till the fall season because of scholarships,” Leggett said Wednesday afternoon. “I am extremely excited about the opportunity. I have always wanted to play for a school like this. There’s a great tradition. I graduate in December and if I decide to go to South Carolina I would be there in the spring.”
Leggett said he’s also looking at Mercer and The Citadel.
Leggett already has major college experience. He begin his career at Georgia Tech in 2014 as a redshirt then tore his ACL in a 2015 spring practice, thus he never got on the field for the Yellow Jackets. He was in competition for a starting job last spring until he was dismissed from the team in July for a violation of team rules.
Leggett played this season at Mesa rushing for 323 yards and 2 touchdowns.