USC Wednesday morning landed a commitment from OL Javion Cohen (6-5 270) of Phenix City, AL. Cohen was heavily recruited with offers from Alabama, Texas A&M, Arkansas, Virginia, Oklahoma State, Wake Forest, West Virginia and others. He visited USC in late January for the junior day and immediately made a connection with offensive line coach Eric Wolford, and things grew from there.
“I like how coach Wolf has put a lot of linemen in the NFL,” Cohen said. “And it’s my dream to make it to the NFL. “He said he sees me going in the first round when he’s through with me. He likes my athleticism and my attitude. What really stood out to him was that I looked him in the eyes and shook his hand when I first me him.”
The Gamecocks were able to pull Cohen out of a power-program in Alabama despite a recent offer from Alabama, an offer he said he always wanted. But he was more impressed with the recruiting efforts of Wolford and head coach Will Muschamp who sold him on the idea of early playing time and a home in Columbia.
“Strong, strong,” he said of his relationship with Muschamp. “Anytime I need to ask a question or have something to say, all I have to do is send him a text and he is there. Everyone there is very genuine.”
Cohen is the Gamecocks’ fifth commitment for the 2020 class and third for the offensive line.