Some notes from Friday night:
--- OL Josue Matias of Union City, NJ changed his January 14th visit from USC to Miami. He has visited North Carolina, Wisconsin and Florida State and is scheduled to visit Rutgers on the 21st.
--- USC recruiter Lorenzo Ward visited with LB Cedric Cooper of Lithonia, GA earlier in the week. Cooper is scheduled for an official visit to USC January 21st. He has been to Arkansas and will visit NC State January 14th and Ole Miss January 28th.
--- USC is still working former commitment DB Thomas Finnie of Miami who switched his commitment to Miami Friday morning. The Gamecocks are hoping to get Finnie on campus for an official visit, something he was supposed to do this weekend before enrolling on Monday. Miami does not start classes until January 18th.
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--- A dead period begins Saturday night and runs through Thursday while the coaches convention is taking place in Dallas.