South Carolina defensive back commitment JJ Givens of Mechanicsville, Va., met Monday with Gamecock recruiter Deke Adams to discuss the future in the wake of Steve Spurrier's departure. Like a number of other Gamecock commitments, Givens has plenty of questions about the future of the program and Adams did his best to answer to what he could.
"Basically all we talked about pretty much, he kind of let me know the whole run down of what's happening within the staff, within the football program," Givens said of the 30-minute conversation. "So, you know, I feel confident. He said he knows of a few potential head coach candidates. He's really pushing for Coach Elliott to be the head coach which I would definitely love because I love the energy that coach Elliott brings. He's just a powerhouse on and off the field. If Coach Elliott became the head coach that would be a huge plus."
Givens said he's still committed to the Gamecocks and things with him are still the same.
"I feel as though a commitment, you're committed to a university," Givens said. "Don't get me wrong, having a coach there is a huge part. Like I said I'm still going to go through the process. I'm still waiting it out but as of now I'm still committed."
Givens has an official visit with USC set for Nov. 28. He hopes to set other visits by the end of next week and is looking at Clemson, Ole Miss and Arizona State for his other official visits.