USC lands visit from former Vols OL commit Tucker


South Carolina is looking to add to its current group of three committed offensive linemen and the Gamecocks have landed an official visit from Jordan Tucker of Roswell, Ga.

The former Tennessee commitment said he will visit USC on Jan. 21. This weekend he is going to Louisville. The Gamecocks did not start to recruit Tucker with intensity until mid-December and they have picked up the pace with him to get a shot at landing him.

“I know that they are pretty young all around and are on the come up,” Tucker said. “I like how they play as a young team. I’m pretty interested.”

Tucker also has offers from Virginia Tech, Mississippi State and Maryland. He decommitted from Tennessee in mid-October.

USC target OL Tony Gray of Loganville, Ga., announced a top five of USC, Florida State, Florida, Ole Miss and Auburn. He set an official visit to USC for this weekend. He goes to Florida next weekend.

USC commitment DB Jamyest Williams of Loganville, Ga., will take an official visit to Georgia, but is fully committed to USC according to what he told Friday. Williams has not set his official visit date with Georgia. He will visit USC the final weekend of the month.

USC is staking a look at former North Carolina cornerback Mike Hughes who was a standout at Garden City JC, Kan., this past season. Hughes played in 12 games as a true freshman at UNC. He was suspended for one game after his arrest for a count of misdemeanor assault inflicting serious injury after an incident at a UNC fraternity house in October of 2015. He agreed to 100 hours of community service and restitution to clear his record. He left the Tar Heels in February for what was termed “personal reasons.” This past season Hughes had 47 tackles with two interceptions and 6 passes broken up. He has three years to play two at his next stop.

DL Romello Martin of Brooklyn had set an official visit to USC for Jan. 21 but now has to retake the SAT that weekend and won’t make it to Columbia then. Martin said he is still scheduled to visit Ole Miss on Jan. 28 and he’s also hearing from Florida, Miami, Louisville and Penn State.

RB Caleb Kinlaw of Pearl River JC, Miss., is planning to walk-on at USC this spring and he’s hoping to start school this week. Kinlaw is a former Shrine Bowler from Goose Creek who started his college career at Wisconsin.

TE Cameron Butler of Ridge View currently is committed to Colorado State and is scheduled for a visit there this weekend. But he’s getting some interest from USC and would be open to more from the Gamecocks. Butler also has offers from Appalachian State, Georgia State, Old Dominion, Liberty, Coastal Carolina and Mercer. This season Butler had 41 catches for 490 yards and a touchdown. He also was named to the Shrine Bowl.

Powdersville 2018 RB EJ Humphrey is starting to see recruiters look his way after a season of 1,685 rushing yards, 2,061 all-purpose yards and 30 touchdowns. Humphrey said the Gamecocks have been active in showing interest at this point and he’s hoping for more from them. Humphrey visited USC and Appalachian State during the season.


Former Clemson commitment RB Cordarrion Richardson of Memphis set an official visit to Oregon for Jan. 27.

Clemson running back target Darrian Felix of Fort Myers, Fla., committed to Oregon on Sunday. He had scheduled an official visit to Clemson for this coming weekend.

A potential replacement target for Richardson by Clemson is current Auburn commitment Devan Barrett of Tampa, Fla. Barrett told TigerIllustrated an official visit to Clemson is in the process of being setup. He is scheduled to visit Indiana and Tennessee. He has already been to Auburn officially.

2018 WR Jordyn Adams will leave Blythewood at the end of this semester for his new school in Greenville, N.C., where his father is the defensive line coach for East Carolina. Adams played quarterback for the Bengals last season but said he wants to play strictly receiver at his next school because that will be is college position. He is planning to visit Clemson for a junior day on Jan. 28 and is also planning junior day stops at North Carolina and Virginia Tech. Adams also has an offer from USC but said the Gamecocks aren’t on him as strongly as the others.

Conway 2018 OL Gunner Britton said is most recent contact has been from Georgia State and Vanderbilt. He’s also getting mail from Clemson.