USC's positioning with committed DE Lorenzo Mauldin of Atlanta improved from bad to good Sunday night.
Mauldin made an official visit to Troy over the weekend and said early Sunday he was favoring the Trojans. He gave the split as 70-30 Troy.
But late Sunday night, in a text message, Mauldin said he was once again favoring the Gamecocks.
"My heart is where home is, that's all I will say," Mauldin said.
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He plans to make a final decision by Monday or Tuesday.