Sheldon Jeter -- a Class of 2012 small forward from the Pittsburgh area -- is visiting South Carolina this weekend.
Gamecock coaches offered Jeter -- an athletic 6-foot-7, 200-pounder from Beaver Falls -- a month ago after he scored 23 points in a 70-36 rout, according to published reports.
He has offers from Wisconsin and Penn State and received interest from Pitt. Panther coach Jamie Dixon attended the same game as USC coaches.
Jeter, who tweeted about his weekend trip to Columbia today, is rated a two-star by ESPN. He has no rating with Rivals. He is expected to attend South Carolina's game against LSU at 1:30 p.m. Saturday.
The Gamecocks are looking to reload at the wing with both of their small forwards leaving over the next two seasons -- senior Malik Cooke and junior Lakeem Jackson.
USC also wants to bolster its 2012 recruiting class, which has one signee -- 6-foot-10 forward Tyrone Haughton from Miami.
Two Jacksonville, Fla., high school teammates -- forward Carlos Morris and guard Ian Baker -- decommitted from the Gamecocks in December, citing concerns about head coach Darrin Horn’s job security.
School administrators have backed the fourth-year coach, who is close to having his third-consecutive losing season, saying they want to give Horn time to build the program into a consistent winner.
The Gamecocks will have three scholarships available next season -- assuming point guard Bruce Ellington plays football again. The team is slated to have more upperclassmen in 2012-13 (seven) than in the previous two seasons combined (five).