Former USC commitment SAF Anthony Rose (6-4 180) of Miami will return to Columbia for the second time this month next weekend for an official visit. Rose said earlier in the week his father and grandfather will join him. He made an unofficial visit June 6th with members of his former team from Hallandale, FL.
Rose committed to the Gamecocks February 23rd but announced a decommitment May 12th. USC secondary coach Torrian Gray, however, never lost contact with Rose, and Rose’s interest in the Gamecocks never waned. The visit earlier this month further confirmed his feelings that USC still might be the right place for him.
“It was great. It felt like that’s where I belong,” Rose said. “All of my teammates telling me that’s where I belong. The energy was just there. Everything was just perfect. They were telling me how the class I’m in will do on the defense, and how they are going to be able to use me. They see me as a DB” (who can play all over).
On his earlier visit, Rose got the chance to check out the Gamecocks’ football operations building, indoor practice facility, Williams-Brice Stadium and other football related amenities. He was able to compare those to other facilities he toured this month at Alabama, Auburn, Georgia and Georgia Tech.
“Best facilities I’ve seen,” Rose said. “The only facilities that was a little bit better was Alabama, but South Carolina has a great facility. Even though I went to all those other colleges and camped there, South Carolina was the best one.”
Gray has kept up the contact with Rose throughout the recruiting process. And Gray has never closed the door on the opportunity for Rose to recommit.
“He tells me every day that the Gamecocks miss me and they can’t wait till I get back,” Rose said. “They are in my top three. They are always going to have a spot. Rose added he’s not sure who else is in the top three right now.
Rose he’s not looking at making another commitment until later in the summer, unless something pops up with a school that moves him to commit again. He does not have any other visits planned after the one to USC.
Hammond RB CJ Stokes announced a commitment to Michigan Saturday afternoon while on an official visit to Ann Arbor. He also took official visits to Vanderbilt and Missouri. USC also had offered, and his former coach Erik Kimrey is now a Gamecock assistant. Stokes tweeted Saturday night he never had it in his mind to attend USC. “No bad feelings towards South Carolina or the staff there from me! But even if my offer was committable (and it was before), I wouldn’t have gone. I’m trying to leave home and build my own legacy. I wish South Carolina and the staff the best, much love!” Stokes took an unofficial visit to USC June 3rd.
Greenville QB Pro Franklin said Saturday night there’s nothing official at this point, but he left the USC camp Saturday feeling he might get an offer from Shane Beamer and Marcus Satterfield next week. “They said they loved everything about my character and how I carry myself.” And what stood out at the camp about him? “I guess my accuracy and just doing it while having fun. Also, encouraging others and leading by example.” Franklin has offers from Marshall, Charlotte, Lenoir-Rhyne and Eastern Kentucky.
2024 QB Kamari McClellan (6-2 180) of Oxford, AL was offered by USC Saturday at camp.
USC offered 2024 FS/WR Cayden Jones (6-4 205) of Asheville.
USC offered 2024 WR Joshisa Trader (5-11 160) of Opa Locka, FL after seeing him Friday in a seven on seven tournament. Florida, Florida State, Miami and Georgia are some other offers.
2024 WR Jeremiah Smith (6-0 160) of Opa Locka, FL was offered by USC. His team was in for a seven on seven Friday. Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Miami and Penn State are some other offers. He’s the cousin of former West Virginia QB Geno Smith.
RB Anthony Hankerson of Ft. Lauderdale was at USC Saturday. He has a USC offer.
USC target RB Jaylon Glover of Lakeland, FL is taking his official visit to Georgia Tech over the weekend. He was at USC last weekend.
RB Michael Allen of Greenville, NC, who had an offer from USC, committed to NC State.
2023 DT Keith Sampson (6-4 285) of New Bern, NC visited USC Friday and camped on Saturday. He’s a major target for USC in the 2023 class.
2023 WR Devin Hyatt of Dutch Fork visited USC Saturday.
2023 DE Monteque Rhames II of Sumter visited USC Friday.
WR Kylic Horton of Clarendon Hall was offered by Coastal Carolina. He also has offers from USC and Virginia Tech.
USC target CB Nick Cull of Donalsonville, GA is at Miami this weekend. He visited USC last weekend.
USC target WR CJ Smith of Orlando is at Florida this weekend.
USC and Clemson target WR Antonio Williams of Dutch Fork is visiting Ole Miss this weekend.
Clemson target DE Cyrus Moss is visiting Notre Dame this weekend.
Clemson target DE DJ Wesolak is at Florida this weekend.
Clemson 2023 QB target Arch Manning is at Alabama this weekend.
DE Kaseem Vauls (6-2 260) of Palmetto Prep, formerly of Irmo, committed to Alabama A&M.
2024 QB Jayden Bradford of Chapin was offered by Vanderbilt.
6-9 Noah Clowney of Dorman was offered by Florida.
2024 6-5 Cam Scott of Lexington was offered by Wake Forest.
OF/1B Nathan Hall of Lexington committed to Clemson.
2023 INF Brent Gibbs of Spring Valley committed to Clemson.