Trenilyas Tatum

Four-star LB Trenilyas Tatum of Jonesboro, GA visited USC Saturday for the junior day and got his first hands on experience with Gamecocks’ head coach Will Muschamp. Muschamp will take over the Gamecock linebackers this season, so he will be recruiting for that position with a little more involvement. Tatum has experienced that with Muschamp and it helped to make for a positive visit.

“I liked everything about it,” Tatum said. “I loved it. It was nice. The hospitality all the coaches had, they really enjoyed all the players being there. Coach Muschamp is a good coach. He actually communicates with the players. You know how head coaches be all laid back and stuff, if he really wants you, he’s going to go get you. He’s very dedicated to his guys.”

Tatum said Muschamp likes his versatility and said he could play the Will or Mike linebacker.

The visit has put the Gamecocks in a lead position with Tatum.

“It put them all the way in the front, but I haven’t really sat down and just think out my choices,” he said. “I want to wait until I’m done with all the visits. I should be done by the summer.”

Some of his other offers are Arkansas, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Maryland, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Virginia and Virginia Tech.

Tatum is ranked by the 247Sports composite as the #15 outside linebacker in the country and the #20 recruit in Georgia.

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