DLE Chase Rome (63 280) of Columbia, MO spent part of Friday in Columbia, SC on an unofficial visit to USC. "I watched the scrimmage and saw the facilities," Rome said. "It's a good town. They are sort of a sleeping giant. I talked mostly to coach Lawing and coach Graham."
Rome also has visited Georgia and Florida while on his spring break trip. On his way back to Missouri he said he might stop by Tennessee. Rome has offers from USC, Florida, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Kansas, Kansas State, Iowa, Nebraska, Michigan, Missouri and Wisconsin.
While he enjoyed his time at USC, Rome gave the impression the Gamecocks are down his list a little bit. "They would be fourth of fifth," he said. "They've got a good program but they've got some work to do."
Rome said he plans to visit Oklahoma in the future. He said he does not have a favorite.