Phil Kornblut

Updates on Wilder and Caban

South Carolina Class of 2015 safety commitment Antoine Wilder of Hapeville Charter in Atlanta.
South Carolina Class of 2015 safety commitment Antoine Wilder of Hapeville Charter in Atlanta. dmclemore@thestate.com

DB Antoine Wilder of Lithonia, GA has been committed to USC since June. He and his teammate, fellow Gamecock commitment DE Arden Key, had planned to visit for the South Alabama game but they ended up staying home to take a SAT prep class. Wilder has set official visits to Tennessee State January 16th and USC January 23rd. He's also like to set a date with Mississippi State and possibly two others. Louisville, which at one point appeared to be a threat to USC, no longer is an option Wilder said.

Wilder talked recently with USC recruiters Lorenzo Ward and Grady Brown. "Everything is still good," he said. "They (another school) would have to blow me away on an official to change my mind."

LB Amonte Caban of Smiths Station, AL also considered a USC visit two weekends ago but didn't make it. He hasn't set any officials but he plans to with USC, Georgia and Louisville. He's been a Cardinals' commitment since September and said that's still in place. He is in touch with USC recruiter Kirk Botkin a couple of times a week. Caban attended the Iron Bowl but said Alabama isn't pursuing him.

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