OL Malik Young (6-4 295) of Woodmont committed to USC Tuesday while on an unofficial visit with his parents and his coach. The Gamecocks offered Young last week and after that there was little doubt in his mind he would join the Gamecocks. “I like being around my family and it’s close to home,” Young said. “I love the team. Coach Elliott is a great coach, and I love the Gamecocks.” Young played tackle last season but will shift to guard this season. He’s projected as a guard with the Gamecocks. “My strengths are pulling and how fast I am for my size,” Young said. “I have good technique and I have good feet and good balance.” Young’s other offer is from SC State so the chance to play at USC is very exciting to him. “You get to play in the greatest conference in all of college football,” he said. Young is the fourth commitment for USC’s 2014 class.
RB Nick Chubb of Cedartown, GA said via text message Tuesday he will make his unofficial visit to USC on Thursday. Chubb originally planned to visit the Gamecocks Monday. He was at Georgia last Friday and Auburn on Saturday. USC, Georgia and Auburn are his three finalists. Chubb said he did not know when he would make his decision after his USC visit.
CB Wesley Green (5-10 168) of Lithonia, GA has offers from USC, Clemson, Florida, Alabama, Auburn, Arkansas, Ole Miss, North Carolina, NC State, Tennessee, Georgia, Vanderbilt, Kentucky, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Wisconsin, Wake Forest, Penn State, Ohio State and Southern Cal among others. He did not receive visits from Clemson or USC this spring but does plan to visit the two schools. “I haven’t talked to South Carolina in a while so I’m not sure what’s going on there but I do plan to visit sometime this summer,” he said. “I just don’t know when. I’m going to visit Clemson too, I think.” He will also visit Louisville and Tennessee. The three schools that did visit him during spring practice were Ole Miss, Michigan State and Louisville. Green has been to Clemson once before where he attended a football game citing the atmosphere as what stood out. “On game day it’s just crazy,” said Green. He was at USC for the showcase camp last summer but did not see much of the school. “The football stadium was big,” was his only impression. Green will narrow his list during his senior season and does not have any favorites. He plans to take all five of his official visits. Green did not give a time frame for a decision.
DL Quaven Ferguson of Easley is hearing from Georgia Tech, Maryland, Tennessee, NC State, North Carolina and Louisville among others. Each of these schools visited Ferguson this spring though none have offered. “They just want to see me at camp this summer,” he said. “I haven’t really talked to them too much about offers.” Ferguson plans to attend camps at North Carolina, NC State, Tennessee, Louisville and Georgia Tech. He does not have any favorites and is looking to make an impression at each camp. He attended games at Maryland and UNC last fall. “I really liked the campus at Maryland,” said Ferguson. “I liked the atmosphere at UNC.” He does not have a time frame for a commitment.
According to NYCHoops.net, 6-6 Leroy Fludd of Believe Prep in Rock Hill made an official visit to USC earlier this month and visited Colorado State this past weekend. The report said Fludd will visit Memphis this coming weekend. Fludd is down to those three programs. Fludd’s coach at Believe, Tyson Waterman, said in the story Fludd had been approved by the NCAA Clearinghouse and had achieved a qualifying ACT score.