Phil Kornblut

USC drawing the interest of Tennessee DB

A trip to USC over the summer impressed junior DB Rico McGraw (6-0 195) of Nashville and has the Tennessee product interested in the Gamecocks. McGraw connected with defensive back coach Grady Brown while on the visit.

"I like the way they go about things," he said. "Coach Brown showed me some things and I think we're on the same page. I liked South Carolina a lot. They showed me what I wanted to see."

His offers include USC, Clemson, Alabama, Ole Miss, Tennessee, Florida State, Vanderbilt, Ohio State and LSU among others. He plans to visit Clemson in the future but is less familiar with the Tigers.

"I don't really talk to them as much as South Carolina so I don't know a lot about them,' McGraw said. "I'm sure I'll visit them though."

His only other visit was to Alabama when the Crimson Tide hosted LSU. "It was a great atmosphere," he said. "I got to talk to a lot of the coaches so it was a good visit."

He could visit Tennessee this weekend but has not finalized the trip. McGraw does not have any favorites.