South Carolina could be on the verge of losing defensive end commitment Lorenzo Mauldin of Atlanta after he took an official visit to Troy over the weekend.
"I'd say it's 70-30 Troy," Mauldin said when asked which way he's leaning right now. He's not yet talked with his Gamecock recruiter Lorenzo Ward this weekend.
Mauldin said he enjoyed his visit to Troy and likes the situation afforded him there.
"They have my major and my minor," he said. "I just took the test a couple of weekends ago. I'm a little short on the score. South Carolina said they would sign me and place me in a prep school. Troy said I could come in this summer and take some classes and get my GPA up and not have to take the test again."
Mauldin said he also realizes USC has a number of defensive ends and the playing time will be even harder to come by if Jadeveon Clowney goes there.
"Clowney is not the reason," he said. "I'm up for the challenge to compete for a spot. But there are like three or four other defensive ends ahead of me. I'd be willing to work hard but it might be too much work. Troy has told me a lot of things I like."
Mauldin said he'll make a final decision Monday or Tuesday.