It's the final recruiting weekend before the dead period and the early signing day and there are several weekend official visits scheduled that impact South Carolina’s efforts.
The Gamecocks are set to host two targets, offensive lineman Jovaughn Gwyn and linebacker Rosendo Louis. Gwyn was picked for the Shrine Bowl and wasn't expecting to make it to Columbia until after the game. But an injury forced him out of the game but also made him available for a Friday arrival and a full 48 hours at USC. He's also considering N.C. State and Duke.
Louis has been a Florida State commitment and met with new coach Willie Taggert. With USC no longer recruiting Dax Hollifield and with Channing Tindall possibly headed to Georgia, Louis is the Gamecocks' top linebacker target at this point.
Speaking of Tindall, he told DawgPost of SEC Country he will take an official visit to Georgia this weekend but won't sign early. He's also visited Auburn. With his plan now to announce before leaving for the Army All American Game set for Jan. 6 in San Antonio, he won't have the chance to take another visit to USC unless he goes over there Sunday upon returning from Athens.
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One other Gamecocks target on the move this weekend will be defensive back Asante Samuel. He's scheduled to visit Florida State this weekend. He has been a Seminole commitment but has taken an official to USC and plans to visit Miami in January.
▪ USC defensive line target Rick Sandidge revealed the dates for four official visits telling Rivals he will see Georgia on Jan. 12, North Carolina on Jan. 19, Michigan on Jan 26 and USC on Feb. 2.
▪ South Carolina coach will Muschamp visited Grayson High in Loganville, Ga. and Buford High in Georgia on Thursday and offered a 2019 offensive lineman at each school. At Grayson, he Wanya Morris. He already has several other Power 5 offers including Georgia, Auburn, Florida State, LSU, Florida, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Louisville and Oregon. At Buford, he offered Riley Simonds. He also has offers from Alabama, Virginia Tech, Georgia Tech, Oregon, Florida, Kentucky, LSU and Mississippi State.