USC Monday moved into a good position with OT Jordan Davis (6-6 290) of Fairburn, GA by becoming the first SEC team to offer him. The Gamecocks join Georgia Tech and Kansas as Davis’ Power 5 offers. He also has offers from Southern, Southeast Missouri, Murray State, Akron and Memphis.
Davis is rated a three-star prospect by 247Sports, yet with his offer list he feels largely overlooked. That’s why he was so excited to hear from the Gamecocks Monday. Offensive line coach Eric Wolford, he said, sees something in him, and he feels he can bring out his best.
“I started talking to the O-line coach over the last several weeks,” Davis said. “He said he likes finding guys under the radar. He said he can’t wait to start working with me. I like South Carolina. I was supposed to go to South Carolina last year but I couldn’t make it. I know a player that plays for South Carolina now, Jordan Rhodes. He went to my high school, the one I’m at now. I’ve researched South Carolina for their degrees and stuff.”
So, Davis appears to be making plans to join the Gamecocks. There is an unannounced commitment out there for the Gamecocks. Davis was asked if that was him.
“They are up there, I’ll say that,” Davis said. “What can I say, what can I say. It is an option. It is definitely on my mind. It crossed my mind.”
Davis did confirm he talked with Gamecock head coach Will Muschamp on Monday.
“We were just talking about the offer,” Davis said. “He seemed good, like we maybe had a connection.”
The Gamecocks have eight commitments for the 2021 class, none on the offensive line. They have only one senior offensive linemen but have four in the junior class.