South Carolina has ended its recruitment of former signee defensive lineman Leon Mackey of Hinds JC, MS.
Mackey, who is going through the recruiting process for a fourth time stemming back to his high school days in Delaware, signed with the Gamecocks in 2009 out of Hargrave Prep, Va., but didn't qualify. He spent the past two seasons at Hinds.
He also has been considering Tennessee, Mississippi State and Texas Tech.
USC coaches did not get in to see him last when while coaches from the other schools did visit him.
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Tennessee has been out front with Mackey in recent weeks.