LB Daniel Fennell of Loganville, GA and WR Darius Slayton of Norcross, GA confirmed Sunday night their plans to be at USC's game Saturday against South Alabama. Fennell will be making an unofficial visit while Slayton will be in for the weekend on an official visit.
Fennell talked with USC recruiter Kirk Botkin a couple of days ago about the visit. His dad and two of his friends will join him. This will be his first game at USC but he watched the Gamecocks beat Florida on TV Saturday and focused on the defense.
"They are real young and made some mistakes but they bounced back," he said. "Coach Botkin has told me I would start off as a Will linebacker but would end up being the Mike."
Fennell plans to take an official visit to USC in January. He's also talking to Georgia Tech, Missouri, Duke, Wisconsin and Michigan State and plans to set up other official visits from that group.
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However, he said a commitment to USC this weekend is not out of the question. "Just depends on how the visit goes," Fennell said.
This season he has about 90 tackles and 2 sacks. He had 111 tackles and 2.5 sacks as a junior.
Slayton took an official visit to Tennessee over the weekend. "It was cool, had a lot of fun," Slayton said in a text. He has also taken an official visit to Georgia and USC will be his final official visit.
Slayton said he did not know how long it will take him to make a decision after his USC visit and he does not have a favorite going into the visit.