Former South Carolina offensive line commitment Javion Cohen of Pell City, Alabama was not mad at the Gamecocks when he announced his decommitment earlier this week. He actually was mad at himself for having to do so. Cohen said the relationship between him and the Gamecocks remains very good. But he also wants to check out some other places, and doing so as a commitment wouldn’t be right.
Cohen visited USC in late January and was back for the spring game earlier this month. He’s also visited Auburn, Alabama and LSU. This Friday he will visit Auburn and Georgia Tech. And next weekend he will return to USC with his mother for an official visit.
His plan now is to wait on a decision until the early signing date of Dec. 19.
▪ South Carolina offered Miami tight end Diego Lamonica. Clemson has not yet offered but has been showing a lot of interest. He has visited Clemson twice. He also has offers from West Virginia, Syracuse, UCF, Virginia, Vanderbilt, Oregon and others.
▪ USC offered 2021 athlete Lovasea Carroll of Warrenton, Georgia.
▪ Wide receiver Antonio Barber, formerly of Rock Hill and now in Cornelius, N.C., plans to visit Liberty Saturday. The Gamecocks reached out to him earlier this week.