USC was included in the top eight released on Wednesday by 2022 WR Kojo Antwi (6-1 185) of Suwanee, GA. The others on his short list are Georgia, Florida, Southern Cal, Alabama, Ohio State, Texas A&M and Oregon. The last two seasons Antwi caught 92 passes for 1474 yards and 15 touchdowns. He’s rated as a four-star prospect in the 247Sports Composite and ranked the #19 wide receiver nationally in his class.
DE Deonte Anderson of Fort Meade, FL will announce his college choice on Saturday as part of the All-American Bowl Declaration Day. USC actually was a favorite of his earlier this year but the Gamecocks drifted away from him and Mississippi State and UCF moved into prime spots. But Anderson said he spoke with new USC coach Shane Beamer Sunday, and that may have put the Gamecocks back in contention. Georgia Tech, Nebraska and Penn State also have been on his short list.
New USC offensive line coach Will Friend recently contacted 2022 DT Giovanni Davis (6-4 280) of South Pittsburg, TN. Davis said Friend texted him and asked for his transcripts, which his coach will be sending in. He has offers from Ole Miss and Tennessee.
2022 OT Eston Harris (6-5 260) of Opelika, AL said he has been contacted by new USC offensive line coach Will Friend. “I haven’t really gotten to know him yet but South Carolina is in the SEC, so they have a lot of potential for me,” Harris said. He has offers from Auburn, Duke, Florida State, Tennessee and Arkansas.
2022 WR Jamie Felix (5-10 190) of Kingsland, GA has a Clemson baseball offer, and he’s gotten Instagram messages from the football staff, but no serious interest from them at this point. He’s not heard from USC since the staff change.