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South Carolina Gamecocks Football Recruiting: Official Visit Weekend

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Today marks the start of the Gamecocks final huge recruiting weekend, with most of the current commits and a few remaining targets on campus, its a vital weekend for the 2015 class.

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Overview:

As of right now, the South Carolina Gamecocks are hosting a number of recruits on campus this weekend.  So far the Gamecocks have already gotten one commit.  Offensive tackle Dennis Daley has committed to the Gamecocks, but has been identified as a sign and place recruit.  He will spend two years at Georgia Military College before enrolling USC.

Targets:

The Gamecocks currently have 28 commits excluding Daley, and with only a few spots left, there are a few targets still on the board for USC.  At defensive back, the Gamecocks are only looking at taking one more, and they are expected to have Rashad Fenton on campus today, so it is possible that he will be the final defensive back in this class.  Offensive linemen Cory Helms and Trey Derouen are also expected to be on campus, with offensive tackle Sam Madden visiting next weekend.  Madden was originally supposed to visit this weekend, but will instead visit the Georgia Bulldogs.  If the Gamecocks can score commitments from two of these three, it would be a huge help to a offensive line class that suffered some early losses. Helms would be a great addition since he already has college experience.  He was a freshman All-American at Wake Forest, but has decided that he wants to compete for championships and has been looking at potential transfer schools.

Probably the biggest visitor this weekend is former two-time Gamecock commit, Arden Key.  As it stands, Key has visited Miami and LSU in the last few weeks, and a trip to Auburn coming up next week before he announces his final commitment.  Key decommited a few weeks ago and said that USC was still his number one, so a good visit here will hopefully mean that Key recommits for the third time and give USC a great defensive line class.

Current Commits:

Despite there not being many targets at USC this weekend, almost all of the Gamecock commits will be present this weekend.  While most of the current class has been very solid, three commits have recently been visiting other schools and this will be a huge weekend to remind them to stay in the garnet and black.  Damon Arnette is coming off a Michigan official, while Quandeski Whitlow just went to Louisville, and Christian Pellage visited Florida.  Out of these three, Pellage is probably the most important to keep, since he is one of two offensive linemen scheduled to enroll this fall (the other being Zack Bailey).