DE Quandeski Whitlow of Opelika, AL has seen Florida come hard after him in recent weeks but his coach said Thursday Whitlow’s commitment to USC remains solid.
“He’s telling me he’s firmly committed to South Carolina,” coach Brian Blackmon said. “I’ve yet to hear from the coaches at Florida. This is a kid that’s never been out of Opelika so he may take visits to other places. I don’t know if he’ll end up doing that or not but what I’m hearing from him is he’s still firmly committed to South Carolina.”
Blackmon said he talked with Gamecock recruiter Kirk Botkin this morning and assured him further of Whitlow’s commitment to the Gamecocks based on what Whitlow told him Wednesday.
“You know social media makes everybody nervous,” the coach said. “They all want attention and what it does is make the people he really likes nervous.”Whitlow is scheduled to visit Louisville next weekend, USC on the 23rd and Florida on the 30th.
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This season Whitlow finished with 50 tackles, 17.5 tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks and 27 quarterback hurries.
“He’s a tall, long rangy kid,” Blackmon said. “He has incredible speed and quickness off the ball. He’s a great pass rusher.”