USC quarterbacks coach GA Mangus is best known for recruiting quarterbacks to the Gamecock program. But last recruiting campaign he won the battle for highly touted RB David Williams of Philadelphia, and now he’s got the Gamecocks in the hunt for highly regarded RB Nick Chubb of Cedartown, GA. Chubb visited USC Saturday and got the chance to meet with Mangus and running backs coach Everette Sands. “They were straight forward and told me everything that they believe in,” Chubb said. “I got to watch a little film and saw how they run the ball and how they use their running back. Whether passing or running, they use him a lot. I like the style.” The Gamecock coaches apparently like his style as well. “They tell me I remind them of (Marcus) Lattimore,” he said. “They said we’re very similar running backs. They would like me to be one of their running backs. They are only taking one.” Chubb has also visited Georgia, Auburn and Florida and he might return to Auburn. Georgia remains a strong player but the Bulldogs have company at the top from the Gamecocks. “It’s a tie right now between USC and Georgia,” he said. “I feel comfortable at both of them. I’ve got to find the things that I like and I have to see.” Chubb added that either school taking another running back won’t affect his decision which he will make in June. Last season he rushed for 2717 yards and 39 touchdowns.
DL Naquez Pringle of Carvers Bay has said in the past that his decision was made. He currently has offers from USC and Clemson but is beginning to garner more interest. With the new interest, he wants to slow things down and listen to the other schools. One of those is Tennessee. “If they offer me, they would be in my top three,” said Pringle. “I like what they have going on up there and what they have to offer.” Pringle says the Volunteers are talking to his coaches and should be by to see him during spring practice. “I think a lot of schools are coming by and I want to see what’s going to happen with all of these new schools,” he said. He visited USC recently and has a strong interest in the Gamecocks. “I like what they do on defense and I like (Jadeveon) Clowney a lot,” said Pringle. “He’s a real down-to-earth guy.” He is unsure of any camps he may attend this summer and named LSU and Alabama as two schools he would love to visit. Pringle did not name a leader.
6-10 Ibrahim Djambo of Three Rivers JC, MO and Mali said today he could have his decision by Tuesday or Wednesday. It will depend on if he decides to visit Saint Louis this weekend. Djambo said if he decides not to visit, he will go ahead and make his decision by Wednesday. If he does decide to take the visit, he will wait until April 30th for his decision. Djambo visited Southern Miss over the weekend. He also has been to Clemson, Loyola of Chicago and SIU Carbondale. He said all the schools remain in contention and he did not indicate a favorite. Djambo said he talked with Clemson coach Brad Brownell last week.
6-8 Darryl Reynolds of Philadelphia made an official visit to Utah Thursday thru Saturday. He is now working on his decision which he will announce Tuesday afternoon around 2:30 at his high school, Lower Merion. As of Sunday night, Reynolds said he had not made his decision between USC, Villanova, Utah and Seton Hall. Reynolds said he enjoyed his visit to Utah. “I like the direction they are going in down there,” he said. Reynolds also took official visits to USC and Villanova and said he has no order to his schools at this point. “The whole point of Tuesday is for me to reveal which school is ahead of everybody, and that’s the school I’m going to,” he said. “The visit just got over and I’m getting settled in. I’ll weigh my options and figure out everything that I’m looking for and make my decision Tuesday.” Reynolds said he talked to USC coach Frank Martin last week via text.