Phil Kornblut

McCord taking second visit this weekend

DE Tyriq McCord of Tampa will take an official visit to Miami this weekend. That will be his second official visit. He was at USC for the Citadel weekend. Last weekend he took an unofficial visit to Florida.

USC recruiter GA Mangus met with McCord Thursday according to his coach Jeremy Earle. "He met with the family at his younger brothers' track meet I believe," Earle said. "GA has done a great job of recruiting him."

McCord will also take official visits to Southern Cal, Georgia and Florida. His coach is in the dark about a favorite. "He's got a poker face," Earle said. "I can't tell a lean. I can't tell if he wants to commit early or maybe at the All American Bowl."

McCord, who also visited USC in the summer, is the cousin of Gamecock defensive lineman Aldrick Fordham.