LB Michael McAlister (6-2 230) of Fork Union Prep, VA and Timmonsville would like to be a part of USC's 2011 class, but if he doesn't become qualified for that, he'll plan to join the Gamecocks in 2012 according to his coach. John Shuman said they are waiting on McAlister's SAT and ACT scores to return.
"If he moves and gets cleaned up, we'll get him into South Carolina this fall," Shuman said. "The interest in him is still there. We're trying to get it done as quick as possible. If he doesn't get it he'll come back for our post graduate program." Because he's a senior, McAlister doesn't have the chance to graduate in December.
This season McAlister led the team in tackles and had 4 interceptions. More schools will get a chance to see him December 7th when a "skills day" is held at the school. Coastal Carolina and Memphis also have shown interest.
Shuman added that USC commitments DB Brison Williams and LB Brandon Golson have completed all of their academic requirements and are set to enroll at USC in January. USC's third commitment at the school, DE Kelcy Quarles, has not yet completed all the academic work according to Shuman.