It now appears USC linebacker commitment Brandon Golson of Georgia Military has ended his recruiting activities and is planning to sign with USC, assuming the Gamecocks will still take him.
"He's going to shut it down and stay committed," Golson's high school coach at Calhoun County, Walt Wilson, said. "He realizes this is a business and not a game. I've been trying to get in touch with (USC recruiter) Coach [Joe] Robinson and tell him he's shutting it down. That's my indication. The kid is going to Carolina. To go through all he's gone through, he really wants to go to Carolina."
Wilson said he has been in touch with USC recruiting coordinator Steve Spurrier Jr. and believes the Gamecocks are still willing to take Golson in this class.
Golson signed with USC out of high school but did not qualify and went to prep school. There, he got his grades up to the NCAA qualifying standard but USC did not admit him. He then briefly went to Louisville before leaving for the junior college.
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Golson visited Texas A&M earlier this summer and also considered Arizona, Tennessee and Kansas State.