RB Ke’Travion Hargrove (5-11 185) of Ruston, LA decommitted from Louisiana Tech last week and opened the door for others to bring him in. In particular, USC, Florida State and Penn State have emerged as the strongest contenders. Hargrove also has offers from Baylor, Boston College, Houston, Michigan State, Oklahoma State and Memphis.
Tracy Rocker has been heading up the Gamecocks’ recruiting efforts with Hargrove, but he said he actually talks to a variety of their coaches, including head coach Will Muschamp.
“Me and South Carolina, we are talking every day,” Hargrove said. “We are just building a relationship and having a connection with each other. I’m learning more and more about South Carolina every day.”
The Gamecocks have one running back committed in the 2021 class in Caleb McDowell of Leesburg, GA. Hargrove is one of a handful of other running backs they continue to work, and they’ve put themselves in a good spot with him should they decide to move on a second back.
“I’m liking everything, I really like them a lot,” Hargrove said. “I could see myself going there, but I’m looking at other options to see what’s there. My plan is to get a couple of visits in and commit by sometime in January.”
Hargrove said the Gamecocks would get one of his official visits.
Last season he rushed for 1537 yards and 20 touchdowns and caught 17 passes for 460 yards and 6 touchdowns.