Quarterback Jelani Woods of Ellenwood, Ga., visited USC earlier this month, and there’s been little change with his recruiting since.
Woods hasn’t visited anywhere else and hasn’t added any more offers. He as offers from USC, Kansas State, Michigan, Louisville, Oklahoma State, South Alabama, South Florida, Florida Atlantic and Georgia Southern.
“Talking about how they really want me and they want me to come back to see them and things like that,” Woods said of the Gamecocks. “I’ll probably make my decision by, well, it’s coming soon, but I don’t know when. It just depends on how I feel at the time.”
Woods said a few things from his earlier visit to USC impressed him and led him to move the Gamecocks to the top of his list.
“Communicating with the coaches is one,” he said. “From where I am the school is not that far and it’s a beautiful campus. The fan base is amazing. And the coaches are awesome. You can tell they are about to build a dynamic football team and I believe that program is going to be great in the future. I could see myself there.”
Woods said he’ll return to USC on April 9 for the spring game, and then visit Oklahoma State the following weekend for its spring game. The Gamecocks remain in front and he hears from them about every day. Woods said his top group is USC, Oklahoma State and Michigan.
South Carolina would like to sign two quarterbacks in the 2017 class. Jake Bentley of Opelika, Ala., committed to USC last week.
▪ 2016 defensive end Mykelle McDaniel of Loganville, Ga., didn’t make an official visit to Texas A&M over the weekend as planned. He has been to USC and Georgia, and those are his top two. He will make a final decision once the NCAA approves the classes he’s taking this semester.
▪ Defensive back Lummie Young of Westside recently visited USC for a practic,e and the Gamecocks remain his favorite. Young grew up a Clemson fan and has been hoping for an offer from the Tigers, but that hasn’t materialized. Young is going to visit North Carolina on April 2 and Duke on April 3. He plans to return to USC for another spring practice or for the spring game. Besides USC, Young has offers from Miami of Ohio, Coastal Carolina, Old Dominion and Charlotte.
▪ USC offered 2019 athlete Blake Hinson of Deltona, Fla. His brother is USC signee Evan Hinson.