Several of USC's high priority recruits are expected to be on campus Friday for a one-day camp, and before the day is over the Gamecocks could see their commitment class, which currently holds seven pledges, reach double-digits.
WR DeAngelo Smith (6-0 180) of Kingsland, Ga., is a certain commitment, saying earlier this month he would make his pledge at this camp. "My mind is made up and I feel good," Smith said.
ATH Kinsman Thomas (6-3 195) of Marlboro County has said he, too, will commit at the camp, and the Gamecocks are expected to accept the pledge as long as his speed checks out as a positive. Thomas can play receiver, free safety and outside linebacker.
South Pointe WR Charles Holmes (6-3 197) also has expressed intentions to commit to the Gamecocksat the camp.
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"I really like the system and I like the atmosphere," he said. "I think I can fit in the system." South Pointe coach Bobby Carroll said Holmes will be close on his grades, and if that's the case, USC would take him as a sign-and-place.
WR Dominique Ellis (5-10 168) of Homerville, Ga., also plans to be in attendance Friday, and if he gets the expected official offer from the Gamecocks, he plans to commit.
DB Jimmy Legree (6-0 170) of Beaufort is bringing his mother and brother along for the camp. Legree, who was offered by the Gamecocks in June after attending their camp, has been strongly favoring USC and said there's a good chance he'll commit Friday.
And highly prized LB Damario Jeffery (6-3 213) of Columbia will attend the camp and work out. He's favoring the Gamecocks and said there's a "real slim, small chance of a commitment Friday." Jeffery, who is down to USC, Alabama and Auburn, plans to visit Alabama next week.