Defensive end Mykelle McDaniel of Loganville, Ga., plans to attend Saturday’s game between South Carolina and Clemson in Columbia.
McDaniel (6-4, 255) has the Gamecocks as his favorite by a wide margin at this point, and he’s thinking about cementing his plans in the not-too-distant future.
“USC is number one for me,” McDaniel said. “I will be there again this weekend. I have always loved the Gamecocks and I really think that’s the place for me. If everything works out you will see a commit soon.”
McDaniel also visited USC for the Florida game.
McDaniel has USC atop his list ahead of Nebraska, Florida and Tennessee. He’s also been considering Mississippi State. One of the big attractions for him at USC is the opportunity for early playing time, he said.
McDaniel’s Grayson High team is sill in the playoffs. This season he has 60 tackles and 5.5 sacks.