USC hosted a major target for an official visit over the weekend, and the Gamecocks could be adding him to their 2022 class Monday. DE Bryan Thomas Jr. (6-2 215) of Winter Garden, FL arrived in Columbia Saturday and will be staying until Monday. He said prior to the visit his plan is to announce a commitment decision between USC and West Virginia Monday. He took an official visit to West Virginia in June. USC defensive ends coach Mike Peterson, like Thomas’ father an NFL veteran, has been recruiting him, and Thomas said prior to the visit Peterson likes his skillset. “He said I’m versatile and I can get to the passer,” Thomas said. “I’m more of an attack person, not read and react. He likes how I get to the ball. He said I’m very coachable, so he wants to have the chance to coach me.” Thomas is rated a three-star in the 247Sports Composite and is ranked the #48 edge rusher nationally. He is coming off a season of 11 quarterback sacks.
DT Demetrius Watson of Fort Dorchester said he did not make it to the USC game Saturday but hopes to be in for the Kentucky game or another home game soon. USC remains the focus for him. Defensive line coach Jimmy Lindsey was at his game Friday night.
RB Jordan McDonald (6-0 217) of Alpharetta, GA announced a top two Sunday night of USC and UCF.
USC offered 2023 WR Tray Tolliver (5-11 170) of Lake City, FL. He was in for the game Saturday night. He also has offers from Arizona, Cincinnati, USF, UCF and Campbell.
2023 OT Markee Anderson of Dorman was at the USC game Saturday.
2024 OL Kam Pringle of Woodland was at Clemson-Georgia Saturday night.
2023 6-8 Brandon Gardner, formerly of Gray Collegiate and now in Raleigh, visited Wake Forest over the weekend.