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Big Defensive Tackle Scouts Out Gamecocks

DL Sharrif Floyd (6-3 311) of Philadelphia is wrapping up his spring break swing through the Carolinas by stopping by USC. Floyd arrived in Columbia Wednesday night and spent Thursday around the football program and the school. He attended practice Thursday night and will visit with head coach Steve Spurrier Friday morning before hitting the road for home.

Floyd says USC has a lot to offer him. "I enjoyed it, it was a wonderful experience," he said. "South Carolina is a good place and I'm going to consider them. I talked with the defensive line coach and the defensive coordinator. I was looking at how many people they had at defensive tackle and how many they were recruiting. I also was looking at the type of people the coaches are. They are great guys. They all know what they want. They care about everybody. It's like a family."

Floyd also has visited North Carolina, NC State and Clemson on this trip. He said Clemson won't be a factor with him because of their plethora of young defensive tackles. "They have five defensive tackles, all young, so I know I'm not going to fit into that," he said. "I'm not scared of competition, but they've got five coming back with experience."

Floyd said he's been offered by USC, North Carolina, Syracuse, Rutgers, Penn State, Boston College, UCLA, Stanford, Maryland and Florida International. He plans to attend Penn State's spring game, and he said he might come back to USC for a game this fall, or for an official visit. He does not have favorites.