USC is wasting no time in jumping on one of the top, young athletes in the state. Young as in a rising tenth grader.
The Gamecocks Tuesday made a verbal offer to DB Shaq Roland (6-1 175) of Lexington. Roland was all region as a freshman after leading the Wildcats in interceptions and was fourth on the team in tackles.
The Gamecocks like him as a cornerback or safety. He likely will play quarterback for the Wildcats this season.
Roland also is a basketball prospect.