With TE Will Middleton no longer committed to USC, the door is opened wider for TE Jim Teknipp (6-6 230) of McDonough, GA to possibly receive an offer from the Gamecocks. He's been in touch with tight ends coach Ray Rychleski in recent days.
"He said all the coaches will be back in the office July 18th and they are going to talk about offers," Teknipp said. "They really like me. I feel pretty confident about an offer. I'm hoping for it."
Teknipp has offers from Central Florida, Akron and Marshall. He camped last weekend at Kentucky and Tennessee. "I think Tennessee like me," he said. "I had a good day there. They plan to scout me during the season."
Teknipp, who is in Ohio visiting family, might visit Ohio State Friday. He will visit West Virginia June 29th.