USC on Monday reached out to another standout defensive lineman with an official offer.
Shrine Bowler Arthur Williams (6-4, 280) of Fayetteville, NC, met Monday morning at his home for about 90 minutes with Gamecock recruiter Joe Robinson and was given an offer by the Gamecocks. Williams currently is committed to Florida State. He also has offers from Miami and East Carolina.
"We talked about the football program and me making my visit (January 31st)," Williams said. "We also went over my eligibility. I'm in good shape. I feel like they are making a strong push. Coach Robinson said they want me to be a part of the program."
Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher and assistant Jay Graham will make an in home visit with Williams Tuesday night and he is scheduled for his official visit to FSU this weekend. But USC is making an impression on him.
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"I'll feel a little better (about USC) after I see the campus and talk to the players," he said. "My commitment is still strong to Florida State but USC is coming after me pretty strong."
Williams, a three-star prospect, is the second Florida State defensive line commitment USC is attempting to turn. Dexter Wideman of Saluda visited USC over the weekend.
This season Williams had 104 tackles and 6 sacks.