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Gamecocks offer JUCO speed receiver who has history with McClendon

VIDEO: Bryan McClendon talks recruiting philosophy

South Carolina receivers coach and co-offensive coordinator gives his take on recruiting and on quarterback Brandon McIlwain.
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South Carolina receivers coach and co-offensive coordinator gives his take on recruiting and on quarterback Brandon McIlwain.

Marietta, Georgia wide receiver Christian “Scoobie” Ford (5-foot-10, 170 pounds) is a new name to watch regarding South Carolina’s recruiting efforts after the dead period ends in late July. Ford transferred in January from Georgia Southern, where he redshirted last season, to Iowa Central Community College, and after a strong performance in camp earlier this month, he landed an offer from Will Muschamp and receivers coach Bryan McClendon.

“I’ve known Coach McClendon for two or three years and he’s been recruiting me, and I know players like Jaycee Horn and Randrecous Davis, I know them very well,” Ford said. “He just told me to come to the camp and if I do good he’s going to offer me on the spot. I did do well, all the drills and my one-on-one. He likes that I’m versatile and can play inside and out, and I’m fast. And I can run any route on the route tree.”

In his final two seasons of high school ball, Ford totaled 80 catches for 1119 yards and eight touchdowns according to stats on MaxPreps.

USC is Ford’s only major offer at this point but he said Missouri, Pitt, Rutgers and Oregon are showing interest. He has not set up any official visits but he said he and McClendon have talked about him taking one to USC. And he said he does not have a favorite at this point.

Ford will graduate in December so he will sign early and enroll in January. He will have three years to play three at the next level.

Notes:

Jacksonville, Florida cornerback Jahquez Robinson, an Alabama commitment, said South Carolina definitely will get an official visit from him. No date has been set. He visited USC last weekend.

Hammond defensive end Jordan Burch visited Alabama over the weekend.


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