South Carolina is looking to add more talent to its secondary, and the Gamecocks are involved with Marquez Callaway (6-foot-2, 175 pounds), a cornerback from Warner Robins, Ga. USC recruiter Kirk Botkin has been in touch with Callaway as recently as Tuesday, and the coach has been able to develop a good relationship with him at this point.
"He was asking me how I've been and how my family is and all that," Callaway said. "He tells me that they would love to have me. When I went up to the (Kentucky) game earlier in the season, I talked to Coach Botkin and I talked to the defensive back coach and they were telling me how much they like me and how much of an impact I would be."
Callaway has not set any official visits but he plans to take one to Alabama for the LSU game. He is also planning a return trip to USC with his family.
"I like them," Callaway said of the Gamecocks. "They tell me that I'll get a lot of playing time early on and that's always a plus." Callaway also visited USC last summer while in Columbia to visit his brother at Fort Jackson.
He also has offers from Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Tennessee, Notre Dame, Ole Miss, Auburn, Mississippi State and others He does not have any favorites at this point. He's also been to Georgia and to Tennessee for games. He has no visit planned for this weekend but he's looking for a game to attend.
This season Callaway has three interceptions.
"They don't really throw to my side no more," he said.
He also plays wide receiver. He will play in January in the U.S. Army All-American Game.