USC has one running back commited in Marshawn Lloyd and would like to add a second to the 2020 class. Sunday the Gamecocks Rashad Amos (6-0 210) of Tyrone, GA, a teammate of Gamecock DB commitment Joey Hunter. The two of them came in for Saturday’s game with Vanderbilt. That gave Amos a chance to talk more with the coaches and get a look at the program up close. The relationship between Amos and the Gamecocks is in the early stages.
“They contacted me was last week and they told me that they liked my film and they’ve got some backs leaving that are seniors and they’re looking for somebody to fill their spot next year,” Amos said. “They invited me to their game and I talked to (Will) Muschamp and the running backs coach. They told me they liked my film and I spent the day there, watched the game and looked around. I love South Carolina. They called me and said they wanted to offer me. They feel like I was a guy that can play there.”
Amos has been committed to Western Kentucky but has not shut down his recruiting. More Power Five programs are now showing interest and he wants to give the process more of a chance. Including his new opportunity with USC.
“I’m still weighing my options, still looking into what South Carolina can offer for me and see where I can be on their depth chart,” Amos said. “See what else is going to come after and I’ll just see what I like best.”
Amos also has visited Maryland, Wake Forest and Western Kentucky and he will visit Tennessee the end of the month after getting an invitation from the Vols’ staff. But his visit to USC put the Gamecocks in a good position with him.
“Out of all the schools that I’ve been to, South Carolina had a good vibe to it,” Amos said. “I liked the energy they had. They were very engaged with all the recruits that came and they talked to all of us one on one, and I liked that about them. I liked the environment that they had at the game. I like South Carolina, it’s a good school.”
Amos said he will return to USC for an official visit, probably the weekend of December 13th. He is planning to sign in December at this point though me might wait until February since he’s not graduating early. Some of his other offers are Maryland, East Carolina, Coastal Carolina and South Alabama.
Amos did not know his senior stats but as a junior he said he rushed for 1136 yards and 17 touchdowns.
“Every coach I talked to feels like I’m an every down back, I have the size to be a strength back,” he said. “I can play with power, some explosiveness and some breakaway speed.”