Manning DL Phillip Dukes (6-3 280) continues to favor USC according to his coach and the Gamecocks can perhaps strengthen their position this weekend when Dukes makes his fourth unofficial visit of the season.
"It's status quo," said coach Robbie Briggs. "He's pretty low key. He's still a lean to USC. His mother has been up there two or three times and feels comfortable there."
Dukes will schedule his official visits the end of next week. He's already down with USC for January 21st. He'll also set dates with Clemson, Miami and Alabama.
Briggs said Dukes talks weekly with his USC and Clemson recruiters, Shane Beamer and Chris Rumph respectively.