WR Isaiah Ford of Jacksonville, FL has had an offer from USC since his tenth grade year and the Gamecocks are keeping in touch. He talked with recruiter Steve Spurrier Jr. a few days ago.
"I like him a lot," Ford said. "He was telling me to keep working hard, stay in the weight room and the class room. He said I'd play the role (Alshon) Jeffery played. South Carolina is at the top of my list, if I did have one."
Ford has not been to any junior days. He was invited to USC, Florida and Florida State for junior days but couldn't make it. He does plans to visit USC, North Carolina, Florida, Florida State, Virginia Tech and Ohio State. All but Florida have offered. He does not have a favorite.
Last season Ford had 45 catches for 700 yards and 14 touchdowns.