USC recruiter Lorenzo Ward met Wednesday with DB Kenny Ladler of Stone Mountain, GA, at his home, and Ladler says he has set an official visit with the Gamecocks for December 18th. "There's some momentum now to South Carolina," Ladler said. Coaches from Vanderbilt and Kentucky also met with Ladler at this school this week.
Ladler has been committed to Vanderbilt, but he says from what the coaches tell him, it's doubtful at this point that Vandy will allow him to enroll early. Ladler plans to gradaute later this month. USC will take mid year enrollees.
Ward also met Wednesday with Ladler's teammate, DL Michael Thornton. Thornton is considering taking an official visit to USC in January.