Phil Kornblut

January 8, 2014

Countdown to Signing Day: Who's left for the Gamecocks?

South Carolina is still recruiting more than a dozen prospects for the 2014 class with National Signing Day less than a month away.

It's less than a month to National Signing Day and South Carolina down to just a few spots to fill in its class. The Gamecocks have 16 commitments at this point and may take another four to six in the class.

Of course, recruiting boards are subject to change, so there could be several additions or subtractions to this list before signing day, which falls on Feb. 5.

Here's a look at who is left on USC's board (with stars according to the 247Composite ranking, which factors in all networks):


-- Running back Derrell Scott (5-11, 180, Havelock, NC; four stars): USC, Tennessee and NC State have been at the top. Florida also moved into consideration with a recent offers. Scott intends to announce before signing day.

-- Offensive lineman Damian Prince (6-5, 295, Forestville, Md.; five stars): Will visit USC this month along with Florida and Miami. He has visited Maryland and Florida State.

-- Offensive lineman Derrick Kelly Jr. (6-5, 295, Havana, Fla.; three stars): Formerly committed to Kentucky, he has visited Florida and will visit USC, LSU and Alabama.

-- Wide receiver Nate Brown (6-3, 210, Suwanee, Ga.; four stars): Committed to Missouri, and USC is working him for a visit. Is a teammate of USC commitment Dante Sawyer.

-- Wide receiver Isaiah Ford (6-2, 170, Jacksonville, Fla.; three stars): Former Louisville commit who is now considering USC and Virginia Tech. Has visited Tech and favors the Hokies. Plans to visit USC this month. Is also a basketball standout and will play both sports in college.


-- Defensive back DJ Smith (6-0, 191, Marietta, Ga.; four stars): Will announce his choice Jan. 13 at 10 pm on Fox Sports South. He’s down to USC and Tennessee. Most feel he’s a lean to the Gamecocks.

-- Defensive back Wesley Green (5-11, 170, Lithonia, Ga.; four stars): Former USC commitment is down to USC and Georgia and will visit each this month. Ole Miss is also a possible visit.

-- Defensive back Chris Lammons (5-10, 170, Fort Laudersale, Fla.; four stars): Committed to Florida but may visit USC and is also considering Wisconsin.

-- Athlete/defensive back Ra’Shaun Croney (6-0, 175, Pahokee, Fla.; three stars): Waiting on a test score. If he qualifies he plans to commit to USC. Indiana, Mississippi State and Florida Atlantic are also waiting on his score.

-- Defensive tackle Dexter Wideman (6-4, 255, Saluda, SC; four stars): Remains committed to FSU but won’t make a final decision until after he takes his official visits to USC and FSU this month.

-- Defensive lineman Arthur Williams (6-4, 280, Fayetteville, NC; three stars) remains committed to FSU but will visit USC this month. Also will visit FSU and Ole Miss.

-- Defensive lineman Darrius Caldwell (6-6, 240, Pearl River JC, Miss.; four stars): USC is waiting on his spring grades to see if he can be offered. He would commit right away with a USC offer. Plans to visit Cincinnati and Memphis.

-- Defensive lineman Poona Ford (6-0, 285, Hilton Head, SC; four stars): Remains committed to Louisville, but that’s shaky after the coaching change. He still plans to visit there Jan. 17th. After that visit, he’ll decide if he’ll visit USC or stick with the Cardinals.

-- Defensive lineman Andrew Williams (6-4, 247, McDonough, Ga.; four stars): Plans to visit Clemson, Auburn and Ole Miss, and USC is trying to get him in for a visit.

-- Defensive lineman Kevin Bronson (6-4, 233, Delray Beach, Fla; three stars): Will visit USC, Virginia Tech and Florida this month. Has visited Rutgers.

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