Defensive lineman Poona Ford of Hilton Head made an unofficial visit to USC Saturday to give his father his first look at the Gamecock program.
"They had a really good visit," said Ford's coach BJ Payne. "His dad had not been up there and was impressed. His dad has been to Tennessee and he wants to go to Louisville."
While at USC the Fords met with Gamecock head coach Steve Spurrier and with recruiter Everette Sands, according to Payne.
Ford has been a busy camper this summer, with stops at Ohio State, Tennessee, Indiana, Purdue, Toledo and Cincinnati. Right now USC, Tennessee and Louisville are separating themselves from the pack.
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"USC is close, UT he's always liked and he was very impressed with Louisville and coach Charlie Strong," Payne said. "I don't think Ohio State has started to put on the full court press like some other schools, but they will want him."
Payne said Ford originally was going to wait until Signing Day to announce, but he now plans to make his decision this summer.