#STRecruiting: 2023 Georgia DE surprised by #Gamecocks early offer

Troy Ford

USC has been spending a lot of scholarship offers in the last couple of weeks. One went out to 2023 DE Troy Ford Jr. (6-1 235) of Savannah. Ford is a high-profile prospect with a four-star rating by 247Sports. He’s ranked the #32 strongside defensive end nationally for his class. Yet, his offer from the Gamecocks late last week caught him by surprise.

“Some of the Coaches started following me, and I received some camp invites and a prospect form, so I knew they were interested but did not think they would offer me yet,” Ford said. “I was blown away and so grateful that they believe in me to offer me this early. I can’t wait to get there in June to visit.”

Ford said he first communicated with new USC defensive analyst Joe Bowen. He called him last Thursday and Bowen turned the conversation over to defensive coordinator Clayton White.

“He said he liked how aggressive and fast I play the game, that my style of playing can match their defense,” Ford said. “This offer is very special. it’s SEC so they have the best competition in the nation, and it is close to home. It’s only a couple of hours from my house.”

Ford said he will visit USC June 5th and Georgia Tech June 22nd. The Yellow Jackets also have offered along with Notre Dame and Virginia Tech.

Other Notes:

WR Andre Greene Jr. of Richmond plans to take an unofficial visit to Clemson.  He’s got official visits planned with Georgia, North Carolina, Oregon and Notre Dame.  He also plans unofficial visits Oklahoma, Texas A&M, Texas, Florida State, Penn State, Florida, LSU, Miami, Michigan, Tennessee and Virginia.

2024 WR Zycarl Lewis Jr. (6-0 145) of Tampa was offered by USC He also has a Florida State offer.

2023 OT Markee Anderson of Dorman was offered by Arkansas.

USC offered 6-9 Dom Campbell of Exeter, NH. Notre Dame also recently offered.

Charleston Southern men’s basketball officially signed Cheikh Faye, a transfer from Eastern Kentucky. Faye is a 6’7 wing from Senegal who spent his 2020-21 season at Eastern Kentucky after spending two seasons at Chipola College in Marianna, Florida.

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