OL Kobe Baynes of Jacksonville took his official visit to USC in April and that led to an offer from the Gamecocks. USC offensive line coach Eric Wilford likes Baynes as a guard and a center and he has Baynes on speed dial.
“Me and Coach Wolf have been talking on the phone a lot,” Baynes said. “Me and Coach Muschamp, we’ve also been talking too. They just keep reassuring me that South Carolina is a great place. From my perspective, I’ve seen that. South Carolina is a great place. The coaches there all have experience. It’s a great place.”
Baynes is in the final stages of his spring practice with the spring game next week. He said Wolford has been by his school but he wasn’t there and didn’t see him on that visit. He has met with coaches from Florida State and LSU.
Baynes said he’s not added any offers. Others on his list are Florida State, Ole Miss, Arkansas, Boston College, Cincinnati and Virginia Tech. He also has not scheduled any more visits but does plan to return to USC for a game this season.
Baynes said he’d like to make his decision within two months and though he’s not claiming a favorite, he said USC sits in a good place with him. He said he hears regularly from Gamecock quarterback commitment Luke Doty.