South Carolina last week offered tight end Provonsha “Pro” Wells of St. Petersburg, Fla. Later this month, the Marshall commitment plans to take an official visit to USC, and there’s a good chance the Gamecocks will swing him their way.
“Most definitely there’s a chance,” Wells said. “The offer, it’s eye opening. It shows me that my talent is bigger than what I see and bigger than what we see here in St. Petersburg. They see me as a very big target, a guy that can get out there and play as soon as I get there.”
Wells (6-6, 217) played tight end, wide receiver, slot receiver and some quarterback this season. He had 983 receiving yards, 1,300 all purpose yards and eight touchdowns.
“They like my versatility,” he said. “They like how I can go after it and do what’s needed to be done. It (commitment to Marshall) is pretty strong, but the South Carolina deal blew my mind away. I didn’t think an SEC school would come my way.”
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And the reason for that, Wells said, is because this past season was his only season of high school football. He’s been a basketball player but was encouraged to play football and now knows that’s his ticket to the big time.
Wells is scheduled for official visits to UCF on Jan. 15, Iowa State Jan. 22 and Marshall Jan. 29. He said he’s looking at switching out Iowa State for USC the weekend of the 22nd.
The Gamecocks do not have a tight end committed for the 2016 class.