Another day, another defection from USC’s 2015 recruiting class. And another blow to the offensive line. Jozie Milton of Clinton, LA had been committed to the Gamecocks since May and they had him penciled in as a future center. But suddenly and unexpectedly Saturday morning Milton tweeted out is decision to decommit from USC. He is now committed to TCU.
Here’s the statement from Milton on his decommitment:
Milton’s defection leaves the Gamecocks with 26 commitments for the 2015 class, including those held over from the 2014 class, and only two on the offensive line.
Saturday USC head coach Steve Spurrier and assistants Lorenzo Ward and Deke Adams met in Greenwood with committed DE Marquavius Lewis and family members for about an hour. Lewis met with recruiters from Auburn on Friday at Hutchinson JC, KS before heading to Greenwood. He plans to sign Wednesday and as of now he’s “90%” sure he’ll stick with the Gamecocks.
“It went well,” Lewis said of his meeting with the Gamecocks. “Right now I am signing with South Carolina and that’s probably how it’s going to be. They said I’m the headliner of the class and they want me to come in an lead by example and do everything the way they know I can.”
But Auburn is not going away quietly as recruiter Rodney Garner made a strong pitch.
“Saying that come into a program that’s already built to win, have first rounders on the D-line, and the players coach Garner has put into the league,” said Lewis.
There was also the subject of new defensive coordinator Will Muschamp being brought up.
“It is very interesting because of his background and everything,” Lewis said. “He’s such a great defensive coordinator.” Lewis said the Auburn meeting did give him something more to think about regarding the Tigers.
“I’ was thinking of it but I’m still South Carolina right now,” Lewis said. ‘The success of the Auburn program still caught my eye and everything, and coach Garner and everybody.”
Lewis said no other coaches are coming to see him before the dead period but he’ll be talking on the phone with his recruiters until he signs.