OL Jovaughn Gwyn of Charlotte was back at USC last weekend for the Spurs Up day activities, the latest in a series of visits he’s made to Columbia. The Gamecocks are one of the three programs Gwyn still is considering along with NC State and Duke. This most recent visit came him a chance to see another side of the program away from all the recruiting and football talk. Gwyn was joined on the visit by his two older brothers.
“I got to hang out with more of the recruits this time, like some of the commits on the offensive line,” Gwyn said. “It was mostly a day like that where we played dodgeball and did rock climbing, so we got closer with the recruits to see how our personalities are.”
Of course, recruits can’t come to an event like this without some recruiting conversations with the coaches and Gwyn had just that with offensive line coach Eric Wolford.
“He asked me when was I looking at to commit and was asking how much interest I had in them,” Gwyn said. “He told me they had a lot of interest in me. He was talking about what the chart was looking like with offensive linemen leaving and the offensive linemen who are going to leave when I get there, and playing time and everything. And he talked about the 2018 class and it is their building point because it’s his first year and first recruiting class and he wants it to be a good one.”
Gwyn said Wolford is coming after him hard and they talk two to three times per week.
As for what’s ahead, Gwyn said he’s finished with his visits for now and is ready to start practicing for his season.
“I don’t know if I’m going to commit before the season starts or I’m going to wait until my officials, I’m not sure,” he said. “I’m going to wait until I’m more comfortable with my decision and everything.”
He does not have a leader at this point. Gwyn visited Duke and NC State last Friday before coming to USC.