DL D’Andre Litaker (6-2 302) of Murfreesboro, TN visited USC Thursday to watch spring practice and was joined by three of his friends, two of whom also have USC offers.
ATH Alontae Taylor of Manchester, TN and 2019 WR Lance Wilhoite of Nashville also were in and have Gamecock offers. The other visitor in the group was DB/WR Jarek Campbell (5-11 195) who is Litaker’s brother.
Litaker was back for a second time to see the Gamecocks and he said he was impressed by the recent physical developments around the program including the plans for the new football operations center. But his primary reason for this visit was to watch practice and to continue relationship building with defensive line coach Lance Thompson.
“Catching up with them I think it was a great time. I’ve been around Muschamp and Lance and Bentley and all them,” Litaker said. “I got to see Lance coach. He’s a real good dude and knows the game of football and knows what he’s talking about. He pushes his D-line. We’re just building a relationship with one another, just starting off with that. He said if it’s my fit there, we’re going to roll with it.”
Litaker has 13 offers including USC, Alabama, Tennessee, LSU, Georgia, Kentucky, Ole Miss and Mississippi State. He said those schools are recruiting him the hardest. He has also visited Kentucky and Tennessee and will be visiting Memphis, Alabama and LSU.
Litaker said he will return to USC for a summer camp workout and is considering setting an official visit with the Gamecocks. He does not have favorites at this point.
“That’s the hard thing about this, I like everybody and that’s what’s going to be hard about this decision,” he said.
Litaker missed all of last season with a torn left ACL. He wants to wait until at least mid-season or after his season before making his decision.
Taylor currently is a Tennessee commitment but is still looking at other programs. He also has offers from Stanford, Indiana, LSU, Georgia, Michigan and Florida.
Campbell has offers from Tennessee, Kentucky, Louisville and Memphis and Wilhoite also has offers from Tennessee, Kentucky, Louisville, Memphis, Mississippi State, Vanderbilt, NC State and South Florida.