USC is interested in OL James Carpenter (6-5 300) of Coffeyville JC, KS but has not offered. Carpenter is a native of Augusta who signed with Iowa State in 2007. He is playing his second season at Coffeyville and will have three years to play two at the next level.
Carpenter made an unofficial visit to USC over the summer and has maintained contact with Gamecock offensive line coach John Hunt. "He's waiting on film, and film was sent out today (Wednesday), " Carpenter said. "I have a lot of interest in South Carolina. It's an hour from my house. I like them a lot."
Carpenter has offers from Kansas, Iowa State, Ole Miss, UAB, Florida International and Oklahoma State. He will take an official visit to Iowa State October 18th and then go from there with his decision. Carpenter plays left tackle.