#STRecruiting Notebook 1-29

Tavareon Martin-Scott

One of the remaining 2021 targets for USC is LB Tavareon Martin-Scott (6-3 215) of Dodge City JC, KS. He has narrowed his list to USC, West Virginia and Mississippi State and plans to publicly sign Wednesday afternoon at 4:00 PM. Arkansas and Texas Tech previously were on his short list. He has not yet made his decision. Martin said he hears a lot from the Gamecocks and has been talking with assistant coaches Pete Lembo and Clayton White. “They like the way I move and make plays in space. They are good people and want to win,” Martin-Scott said. He’s also talked with head coach Shane Beamer. “I think he’s a great guy. He’s coming in and has got like a chip on his shoulder, so I think he’s like me.” Martin-Scott is preparing for a spring season at Dodge City. He said he’ll enroll at his new school in May. “I’m just writing down the pros and cons.”

North Myrtle Beach DE Chase Simmons will sign on Wednesday. He had been committed to Coastal Carolina for a blue-shirt offer, but he said the Chants have updated his offer to a regular one, meaning he would go on scholarship immediately. He recently picked up an offer from Syracuse. USC has showed interest in Simmons and he said in the past the Gamecocks mentioned a preferred walk-on opportunity.

USC offered 2022 DE Anto Saka (6-4 225) of Towson, MD. Boston College and Duke are among his other offers.

USC offered 4-star 2022 CB Nikai Martinez (5-10 170) of Apopka, FL. He’s ranked 24th nationally among corners in the 247Sports Composite. Clemson, Auburn and Florida are also among his offers.

USC offered 2022 OT Max Bowman (6-6 280) of West Chester, PA. He’s rated a three-star in the 247Sports Composite. He also has offers from Maryland, UConn, Arizona State, Pitt, Cincinnati, Michigan State and others.

USC target 2022 SAF Jaron Willis of Leesburg, GA was offered by Arkansas and Missouri.

USC and Clemson target 2022 SAF Edric Weldon of Hallandale, FL was offered by Indiana.

USC target 2022 SAF Jaylin Marshall of Hallandale, FL was offered by Virginia.

Wake Forest offered 2022 RB CJ Stokes of Hammond.

2022 Chapin OT Chase Sweigart was offered by East Carolina.

Fairfield-Central OL Gerald Gaither committed to Limestone.

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