USC is interested for a second time in DE Darrius Caldwell (6-5 250), an Atlanta native attending Pearl River JC, MS.
USC offered Caldwell in high school but he signed with Illinois in 2011 and spent two seasons there. In 2012 as a redshirt freshman, Caldwell played in 12 games for the Illini and registered 17 tackles and 2.5 sacks. But he was dismissed from the team for a violation of team rules in May and enrolled at Pearl River for this season.
Gamecock recruiter Deke Adams met with Caldwell last week and the Gamecocks are reviewing his transcript before deciding on an offer. Caldwell has offers from Southern Miss and Louisiana-Lafayette but he told GamecockCentral.com he likely would commit to USC if offered.