Offensive lineman TJ Moore of Charlotte, N.C., has South Carolina and Tennessee as his top two schools and might commit to one of them Wednesday night or Thursday afternoon.
However, if Alabama offers by Wednesday afternoon, that changes the plan.
“Alabama’s summer camp, I did really good and Nick Saban called me into his office and I talked to him for like 20 minutes,” Moore said. “We had a good conversation and he said he’d let me know by this week. But I feel like if they wanted me they would have offered me on the spot. But they didn’t offer a lot of people that day. I know Alabama is a great school all around from academics to on the field, but I still have to do research on how many O-linemen they’ve got.”
Moore said if he gets the Alabama offer it will force him to delay his decision until another date. If he doesn’t get the offer then he plans to move forward with either the Gamecocks or Vols.
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“It’s really even right now,” he said about USC and UT. “I talked to Coach Elliott (Monday). He’s at the beach right now. He called me and we had a good conversation. I’m probably going to call the Tennessee coach tomorrow and make sure I’ve got a full scholarship. It’s a really hard decision. They are both great schools with great academics, great coaches and great players. It’s going to be a hard decision.”
Alabama has two offensive linemen committed for the 2017 class. The Gamecocks have three, and one is Moore’s teammate Eric Douglas.
▪ USC defensive end target DeAndre Johnson of Miami will drop a top five on July 25. Some of his other offers are Auburn, West Virginia, NC State, Maryland and Tennessee.
▪ Running back Jalen Holston plans to visit USC again on July 22. He has USC, Duke and Virginia Tech as his top three.
▪ Linebacker TJ Minniffee of Lebanon, Tenn., plans a visit to USC the week of July 18. He was offered by the Gamecocks at a satellite camp in Nashville earlier this month. He just camped at Vanderbilt and plans to visit Clemson, Tennessee and Duke.
▪ Linebacker Colin Anderson of Killen, Ala., remains in touch with USC and is trying to work out a date for a visit.