South Carolina defensive back commitment J.J. Givens of Mechanicsville, Va., is still working on plans for his official visits.
Givens said Wednesday night that he’s canceled a scheduled visit to Arizona State for this weekend. he’s considering taking his official visit to Clemson for the Notre Dame game.
He has USC set for the Clemson weekend and is also considering Ole Miss and Penn State for visits.
Givens committed to USC in June after the school’s Gamecock Showcase camp.
Never miss a local story.
Decision coming up for WR target Kelvin Harmon
Wide receiver Kelvin Harmon of Palmyra, N.J., will take his official visit to USC this weekend and plans to announce his college decision next week.
Harmon will make his announcement at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 1.
Isaiah Graham gets closer to USC official, decision
Wide receiver Isaiah Graham of Bastrop, La., made his first official visit last weekend to Arkansas and witnessed a Razorback offense in transition from a run-heavy offense to a more balanced look.
“The offense is a big push from last year,” Graham said. “They’re finally throwing the ball around a lot and that caught my eye. They are thin at receiver and I can come in and be a big help.”
Graham is planning to move his TCU visit up to Oct. 3, and he is set for South Carolina on Oct. 10. He’s also working on a possible visit to Tennessee. Graham talked with USC recruiter Steve Spurrier Jr. Tuesday.
“He’s just ready for me to get up there and see the environment,” Graham said. “I watched their first game. They put the ball in the air a lot. That’s a great offense and I could see myself going there and playing.”
Graham said he has no favorite right now, and he is set to announce on Oct. 30 along with defensive end teammate Travez Moore, who also is scheduled to visit USC Oct. 10.
Last week Graham said he had six catches for 133 yards and three touchdowns.
DE Jordan Woods remains interested in Gamecocks
Defensive end Jordan Woods of Citra, Fla., has established the five official visits he will take, and he remains committed to those five trips.
Woods has penciled in on his calendar trips to USC (Jan. 16), Tennessee, Miami, Georgia Tech and West Virginia. He also will take an unofficial visit to Florida since it’s so close to home. He’s got all the schools even on his list and wants to keep an open mind about things until he completes his visits.
Woods said he’s been in touch with Gamecocks recruiter Steve Spurrier Jr. via social media, and he’s expecting Spurrier Jr. to come to one of his games sometime soon. And the Gamecocks’ slow start this season hasn’t reduced his interest in them.
“Coach Spurrier, that same team he can go beat whoever he wants with it,” Woods said. “He’s great coach and it’s still a great team, a good team,” Woods said.
Woods said Georgia Tech and West Virginia started recruiting him later than the rest and has been pushing hard of late, but USC and Florida have been on him the longest and with the most consistency. He’s never visited USC and has no ties to the state.
He has been to Florida for a game this season and probably will go back to Gainesville this weekend for the Tennessee game. He doesn’t have any other game visits planned at this point.