Long time USC commitment RB Kyshaun Bryan of Fort Lauderdale has stuck publicly with his pledge to the Gamecocks over several weeks despite Internet reports the Gamecocks don’t plan to sign him. Bryan acknowledged over the same time period a lack of contact from the Gamecocks. He visited Pitt last weekend and will visit Iowa this coming weekend. Monday Bryan confirmed there has been some new contact from USC. “Yes, but I won’t be saying anything about what I am doing till after the Iowa visit this week.” Bryan’s feeling is he’s still wanted by USC.
DE Aaron Sterling of Tucker, GA told 247Sports he is down to USC and Tennessee dropping Georgia. He visited Georgia and Tennessee late last week. He will visit USC this weekend and announce on National Signing Day.
PK BT Potter of South Pointe was at USC Saturday for a junior day. “It was great. The new facility they are getting is going to be awesome. I really liked the interest the coaches showed in me.” Potter will go to Clemson March 4th. He has an offer from Mercer.
DE Jaylen Joyner of Orlando was offered by USC last week. That was his first offer from an SEC program. “I was excited. I didn’t want to show too much emotion when he told me. I was smiling but in my head I was screaming knowing that I got a offer from the same school my old teammate from First Coast, Sherrod Pittman. I would most definitely want to visit USC soon.” Joyner also has offers from Indiana, FAU, Toledo, Charlotte, Bowling Green and Central Michigan.
TE Chigoziem Okonow of Powder Springs, GA is getting interest from Clemson but has not yet been offered by the Tigers. Georgia, North Carolina and Georgia Tech also are showing interest. “Having interest from Clemson is very exciting to me. I went to their junior day last year and loved everything about the school.” He is going to Georgia Tech’s junior day this weekend.
DB Sevyn Banks of Orlando picked up an offer from USC last week and now has the Gamecocks among the top schools on his early list. “Coach Lance Thompson he said he liked my film and how I’m a big corner that is fast and can cover. I was surprised because I was walking out and he was like, by the way you have an offer from us, and I couldn’t do nothing but smile.” Banks also has offers from Auburn, Florida, Maryland, Bowling Green, Buffalo and FIU.
DB Imani Partlow of Orlando was one of five prospects at Jones High School offered last week by USC. “It was an amazing experience and I was just happy it came from a school I actually like. My family stays very close to South Carolina so they will definitely be one of my top schools when its all said and done. They said they like how all of us play and that they would love to see me and my teammates at South Carolina in the future.”
USC coach Will Muschamp stopped by Dillon High Friday to look in on QB Brayden Hawkins. “They are very interested. That’s what they told us.” Hawkins will attend an upcoming USC junior day. He’s thinking an offer from Boston College could come this week. He’s also drawing interest from Michigan, Ohio State, Florida, Michigan State, Maryland, Purdue, Western Kentucky, Virginia Tech, Duke, NC State and Old Dominion.
Blythewood TE Roger Carter decommitted from FAU. He has a walk-on invitation from Marshall.
WR Cameron Bent of Bluffton is down to Charlotte and Georgia Southern and plans to decide on one of them this week.
Clemson offered 2018 DB Leon O’Neal of Cypress Springs, TX.