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Illini Commit Might Look At USC

OL Andrew Carter (6-6 265) of Tallahassee, FL saw former Illinois offensive line coach Eric Wolford leave the school he has committed to and except a job at USC Tuesday. He said it was a whirlwind day. Carter says he is still strong with his commitment to the Illini but is willing to listen to any coaches that want to contact him, now more then ever.

"It's all happened so fast," he said. "Coach (Ron) Zook and I have already spoken twice today (Tuesday). I've also talked to a lot of players and other commitments all day long. It's tough because I've built so many relationships in Illinois and then this happens. They've really shown me how much they want me today."

Carter says he has not spoken with Wolford since the move and will wait for the coach to contact him. "He hasn't called me yet. I'm going to wait for him to see what his plans are," said Carter. Carter also says he is willing to listen to any other coaches. He also says that USC was the third school to offer him.

Carter took an unofficial visit to Columbia and says though he did not get a chance to see everything, he got an idea of what it is like. "It's nice up there. It was raining that day so we didn't get to see it all. I think I got the jist of what USC is all about though," remarked Carter of his visit.

Carter does not have any other officials scheduled but says he may reconsider. He did say that while speaking to other commitments, they were encouraging each other to remain firm in their pledges to Illinois.