DB Laquentin Smith (6-1 208) of Orlando now has USC and South Florida even on his list. The Gamecocks had been slight leaders but Smith said he's been getting a strong push lately from the Bulls. He said he plans to call USC recruiter Jeep Hunter this week since he hasn't talked to him in a couple of weeks.
Smith said he's thinking about an end of spring decision, but he might want to take some more visits in the summer, so that might delay his decision until the end of summer. He has visited USC and USF. His decision will come down to those two.
"USC plays the same defense we play so it would be an easy transition to make an immediate impact," he said. "And I like USF's whole defensive scheme. They bring their safeties into the box a lot and leave their corners on an island."
Smith is being recruited to play safety. He also has offers from Arkansas, Memphis, Illinois, Central Florida, Colorado State, Michigan, West Virginia and Cincinnati.