Wide receiver Javon Wims is a Georgia commitment who was recruited for the Bulldogs by then-receivers coach Bryan McClendon.
McClendon is now at South Carolina, and he will try this weekend to convince Wims (6-4, 215) that USC is every bit as good a place as Georgia.
Wims, from of Hinds Community College in Mississippi, is taking his official visit with the Gamecocks through Sunday and is interested in what McClendon and Will Muschamp have to show him.
“I’m new to Columbia so everything is going to be new to me,” Wims said. “I look forward to meeting the coaches and seeing the facilities.”
Wims visited Miami last weekend and has also visited UAB. He will visit Georgia next weekend, so this is the Gamecocks’ best opportunity to swing him their way.
“You know if I’m taking a visit anything is possible,” he said. “I’m a hundred percent still committed, but I told them I’m still going to take my visits and keep my options open.”
Last season Wims, a native of Jacksonville, Fla., had 47 catches for 779 yards and nine touchdowns. He actually played one season at Belhaven University under Hal Mumme before transferring to the junior college.
News and notes
▪ DE Allen Cater of Kennesaw, Ga., is down to North Carolina and Arkansas after his involvement with USC ended. Cater said he felt his relationship with those two was stronger than with the Gamecocks.
▪ QB Tylin Oden of Columbia, Tenn., is not taking a visit this weekend. He is scheduled for Rutgers Jan. 29 and is not sure if he’ll visit USC. Quarterbacks coach Kurt Roper visited with him earlier in the week.
▪ DE Tyreic Martin of Valley, Ala., is visiting Jacksonville State this weekend. He was at USC last weekend and is scheduled to visit Indiana next weekend.