With South Carolina vs. LSU being moved, the Gamecocks lose more than a home football game Saturday and the revenue that accompanies it.
USC also misses out on a recruiting weekend. Four official visits were scheduled, and several other prospects planned to come in for unofficial visits.
The official visits were planned with defensive end Travez Moore and wide receiver Isaiah Graham of Bastrop, La.; linebacker Vosean Joseph of Miami; and wide reciver Dre Massey of Holmes Community College (Mississippi).
Moore said Wednesday night he and Graham will reschedule with the Gamecocks, and he’s not lost any of his interest in the program.
“I’m really liking South Carolina,” Moore said. “You know, even though they didn’t win against Georgia I liked how they kept fighting and how they kept driving. And I like the plans from Coach Spurrier that he has for me. I’m really liking South Carolina right now.”
Moore said he’s been to LSU like “20 times already” and doesn’t plan to take an official visit there. He hasn’t been there this season but plans to return there for the Florida game. He said he will take an official visit to TCU in January and he’s also interested in Tennessee. He has USC, TCU and LSU as his top three in no order.
Moore this season has seven sacks and 10 quarterback hurries. He’s also playing some tight end.
Joseph currently is committed to Florida and is scheduled for an official visit there Nov. 28.
Massey said he plans to reschedule with the Gamecocks when recruiter Steve Spurrier Jr. visits him Oct. 19. This weekend, he will go to Alabama, and next weekend he plans to go to Memphis for the Ole Miss game. Those are both unofficial visits.
Another prospect with plans for an unofficial visit to USC this weekend was defensive back Dreshun Miller of Marietta, Ga. Miller doesn’t have a USC offer yet, but he thinks one might be coming soon.
“I thought this visit Saturday was going to be big because they’ve been talking to me lately, so hopefully we’ll see,” Miller said. Miller added that he was disappointed in the change of plans for this weekend, but he will reschedule for the next home game. That would be Vanderbilt Oct. 17, unless that game is moved as well.
And another prospect who had said he was visiting Saturday was quarterback Dakereon Joyner of Fort Dorchester.
With USC basketball, Seventh Woods of Hammond is scheduled for his official visit with the Gamecocks this weekend. His coach said earlier this week that, as far as he knew, the visit is still on.