#STRecruiting: #Gamecocks in the top eight with a defensive end target

Tomiwa Durojaiye

USC has been in hot pursuit of DE Tomiwa Durojaiye (6-5 255) of Middletown, DE. Sunday the Gamecocks got a little bit closer to him as they were one of eight teams he identified as his current favorites. The others are Northwestern, Georgia Tech, Iowa, Arkansas, Michigan, West Virginia and Duke.

The Gamecocks have a close tie to Durojaiye. He’s the teammate of current Gamecocks 2022 quarterback commitment Braden Davis. Plus, he’s friendly with the two Delaware natives on the roster, Marshawn Lloyd and Deebo Williams.

Durojaiye took a personal visit to USC for the spring game. He also was part of a virtual visit that included practically every members of the staff. He plans to make a return visit to USC this summer. He has scheduled two official visits, June 18th to Georgia Tech and June 25th to Michigan.

More Notes:

  • 2023 DT Keith Sampson of New Bern, NC will make a camp stop at USC next month. He plans to be in Columbia June 18-19. Other camp stops for him are scheduled with Duke, East Carolina, North Carolina, Ohio State, Alabama, Georgia, Virginia Tech and Coastal Carolina.
  • USC coach Shane Beamer has been in touch with 2023 4-star WR Braylon James (6-3 175) of Del Valle, TX. He’s ranked 17th among receivers nationally in his class in the 247Sports Composite. His offer list is top-heavy with top 20 programs.
  • Hilton Head 2024 OT Braylen Kitty (6-5 265) was offered by Kentucky, his first offer per his coach.
  • Wofford lands a transfer commitment from WR Devin Mathews (6-4 214) of Navy. He had 3 catches for 39 yards last season.

USC is planning a big month of June for official visits. Here’s a run down on most of the announced scheduled official visits that month for the Gamecocks:

June 7th:

  • RB Ramon Brown
  • DT Felix Hixon

June 11th:

  • CB Kajuan Banks
  • LB Stone Blanton
  • OT Ryan Brubaker
  • RB Jaylon Glover
  • ATH Sam McCall
  • SAF Jy’Vonte McClendon
  • WR Peter Kikwata
  • OT Grayson Mains
  • WR CJ Smith

June 18th:

  • WR Addison Copeland
  • CB Tre’Quon Fegans

June 25th:

  • TE Oscar Delp
  • CB Chris Graves
  • DT Nick James
  • CB Keenan Nelson

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