Sometimes offers trickle in and sometimes they come in bunches. Put Class of 2018 defensive back Jairus Brents of Louisville in the latter category.
His phone, email and Twitter have been blowing up in recent weeks with big-time offers, including one Tuesday from South Carolina.
“I was very thankful for the offer,” Brents said. “Coach Muschamp was at Florida and had a big role in developing Vernon Hargreaves, and Coach T-Rob (Travaris Robinson) is one of the most energetic coaches in the business. One of my mentors is Rachiem Monroe, and he played corner at South Carolina. He has told me a lot of good things about the school so I wanted to see if for myself.”
Brents (5-10 178) has not yet been to USC but he plans to get there at some point. This season he has visited Notre Dame, Louisville, Kentucky, Indiana, Purdue, Michigan, Michigan State, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Duke and Alabama. He was in Tuscaloosa last weekend.
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The offer list for Brents includes Alabama, Duke, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Indiana, Louisville, Michigan State, NC State, Mississippi State, Tennessee, Wisconsin and others.
▪ OL K’Rojhn Calbert (6-5 295) of McMinnville, Tenn., on Wednesday announced a commitment to Tennessee. He recently took an official visit to USC. Calbert also considered Memphis, Florida and Louisville.
▪ Ole Miss Tuesday offered former USC commitment DL Javon Kinlaw of Jones County College (Mississippi).
▪ DB Keisean Nixon of Arizona Western College said he’s set for his official visit to USC beginning this Friday. He said he does not have any other visits scheduled at this point. He was offered by Arizona State on Tuesday. USC is his leader going into the visit.
▪ Baseball news: USC on Tuesday landed a highly regarded catcher for the 2017 class in Luis Campusano of Augusta. He formerly was committed to Missouri. Last season Campusano hit .493 with six homers and 33 RBIs.