September 1st was the first day college football recruiters could make phone calls to prospects for the fall recruiting period, and one player contacted by USC was RB Rodney Scott (5-10 195) of Cross City, FL. Scott said he talked with Gamecock recruiter Shane Beamer.
"He told me to keep in mind South Carolina because I could be the next running back at South Carolina," Scott said.
He also took calls from Ole Miss and Auburn Monday night. Scott has been committed to Auburn but is now actively looking around at other options. On a scale of one to five, Scott said the firmness level of his commitment is a three.
"I'm still committed but I'm just taking a look around at some other schools," Scott said. "Auburn would like me to shut it down, but I think I made my decision a little too early."
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Scott said USC is one of the four schools he's considering along with Auburn, Ole Miss and South Florida. "They like to run the ball," he said of the Gamecocks. "Coach Spurrier is a good coach. I liked what he did at Florida."
Scott has never been to USC. He does not have any plans to take in any games this season, and he's not set his official visits, though he will with his four favorites.