USC lost a linebacker from it's 2015 class when Davon Durant decommitted and committed to Arizona State. Seeking to fill that spot, the Gamecocks have offered LB Daniel Fennell (6-3 217) of Loganville, GA and have re-established communication with former target Amonte Caban of Smith Station, AL who is a Louisville commitment.
Fennell has 22 offers but is mostly focused on USC, Michigan State, Missouri, Duke, Georgia Tech and Wisconsin. USC recruiter GA Mangus contacted Fennell's coach Mickey Conn about a week ago and then reached out to Fennell with the offer who was excited to land it. Conn, by the way, is a former teammate at Alabama with Gamecock defensive coordinator Lorenzo Ward.
"They are in the SEC," he said. "This year is not one of their better years but they have been a contending team."
Fennell has scheduled an official visit with the Gamecocks for November 21st. He also plans to take official visits to Michigan State and Duke.
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As a junior Fennell had 111 tackles and 2.5 sacks. He plays the weak linebacker but could play in the middle in college.
Caban said he was contacted by USC linebackers coach Kirk Botkin a couple of weeks ago.
"We were just talking and he was telling me how they still want me and he wants me to keep in touch with them," Caban said. "I like Louisville a lot but I'm just going to let everything p;lay out."
Caban is looking at taking an official visit to USC November 21st. He is going to Louisville in January and also wants to visit Oklahoma. Georgia also is in the mix. He went to Athens for the Vanderbilt game and the Bulldogs want him to come back for an official.
This season Caban had 157 total tackles with 11 sacks.