#STRecruiting Notebook 10-17

Tennessee vandalized the Palmetto State again in recruiting.  The Vols, when good, have always been able to come into South Carolina and pull away talent from USC and Clemson.  Sunday afternoon Josh Heupel landed a commitment from WR Mazeo Bennett (6-0 165) of Greenville.  The Gamecocks were the major in-state contender for Bennett.  He did not include Clemson on his short list.  Bennett made multiple visits to USC during the recruiting process, as he did with Tennessee.  His most recent visit was to Tennessee for the Florida game earlier this month and that experience seem to move the needle toward the Vols.  Bennett is coming off a four-touchdown performance Friday night in a win over Pickens.

USC commitment DT Xzavier McLeod of Camden visited Florida Saturday for the LSU game and he plans to return for an official visit in December, he told On3. McLeod made official visits last summer to LSU and Michigan. He has not yet scheduled his official visit with USC though he’s visited unofficially several times. McLeod said Miami was also still talking with him a good bit. Georgia also was on his short list when he committed in August.

USC target CB Tyler Scott of Mableton, GA visited Tennessee Saturday and now considers Tennessee his favorite.

USC coach Shane Beamer was by Woodland High School Friday to check in on 2024 OT Kam Pringle. Pringle visited Georgia Saturday.

USC offered 2024 RB Dilin Jones (5-11 180) of Olney, MD. Some other offers are Auburn, Kentucky, West Virginia, Notre Dame, Michigan State, Pitt, Syracuse, Kansas, Miami, Virginia Tech, Minnesota, Ole Miss, Louisville, Maryland and Florida State. In five games this season, Jones has rushed for 634 yards and 9 touchdowns.

USC target 2023 WR Edwin Joseph of Hollywood, FL was at Florida State Saturday night.

USC target 2024 WR Terrance Moore Jr. of Tampa was at Florida State Saturday night.

2024 QB DJ Lagway of Willis, TX plans to visit Clemson this Saturday. He was at Florida this past Saturday.

Clemson target 2024 QB Jadyn Davis of Charlotte visited Tennessee Saturday.

2023 6-1 Judea Watkins of Sylmar, CA took an official visit to USC over the weekend. Watkins is regarded as one of the top players in the country, was Player of the Year in California last season and a member of the U17 USA National Team. Last season she averaged over 24 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists per game.

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