USC commitment OL AJ Cann of Bamberg-Ehrhardt is one of those players directly impacted by the departure of Gamecock offensive line coach Eric Wolford to Youngstown State. Cann was recruited by Wolford and had looked forward to playing for him. After Shrine Bowl practice Monday, Cann said he was still trying to sort thru everything.
"I talked to coach (Shane) Beamer about it and he was telling me about the situation," Cann said. "I really can't say right now because I haven't spoke to coach Wolford yet. When I talk to him and he tells me how everything is, I guess I'll go from there. We were real close and I was looking forward to seeing him as soon as I get up there."
Asked of his commitment is still firm, Cann replied, "I'm still there right now." He's not sure of any other official visits right now besides USC though he's still getting recruiting interest from North Carolina, Tennessee and Clemson.
Cann said he's been working uncommitted Shrine Bowl teammates Marcus Lattimore, Justin Parker and John Fulton trying to get them to join him at USC. "We got them leaning our way right now," he said. "We got 'em." Cann added that Tennessee commitment Corey Miller and Clemson commitments Bashaud Breeland and Martavis Bryant have been trying to pull him their way. "I'm pretty set right now," he said. "In other words, just in case something happens, but I don't think nothing is going to happen."