USC is one of the early favorites of junior TE Kelvin Rainey (6-2 215) of Yulee, FL. "South Carolina will be in to the end," said Rainey's coach Bobby Ramsay. Gamecock recruiter Steve Spurrier Jr. recently checked on Rainey.
Rainey has visited Florida, Florida State and Miami and plans to get to USC for a junior day or later in the spring. Ramsay said Rainey does not plan an early commitment. "He's only seen three schools," he said. "He's going thru the process. He's a ways away from a decision."
Ramsay added that Rainey and Spurrier Jr. have already developed a good relationship.
Dillon junior receiver Quinton Smith (6-5 195) is drawing early interest from Clemson, USC and Florida according to his coach Jackie Hayes. Smith has taken unofficial visits to each school. He's not yet been officially verbally offered.