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South Carolina football recruiting: Louisville after N.C. RB C.J. Freeman; Lloyd Cushenberry still on board but "keeping options open"

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The Greensboro product is feeling the pull. Also, another commitment remains on board but keeping all options on the table.

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A few days after PJ Blue decommitted from the South Carolina football program in the wake of Steve Spurrier's resignation, a second player is now being courted by an ACC program.

C.J. Freeman, a three-star running back from Northern Guilford (N.C.) in Greensboro, is being wooed by Bobby Petrino and the staff at Louisville, reports Scout.com's Jody Demling. The Cardinals offered Freeman last week -before news of Spurrier's departure - and despite saying that he remains on board, Freeman did say that it is likely that he would head to Kentucky for a visit. He committed back in March thanks to the efforts of Everette Sands and is ranked a top-20 RB nationally by Rivals.

Elsewhere, Dutchtown (La.) OL commit Lloyd Cushenberry is himself weighing options after the Spurrier situation. The two-start recruit pledged to Carolina in August and currently holds Arkansas State, Colorado State, and several in-state Group of Five schools (La. Tech, Louisiana-Lafayette, Louisiana-Monroe, and Nicholls) among his offers. One thing that might work in the Gamecocks' favor is that LSU has yet to offer, leaving Carolina as the big offensive guard's only SEC offer. But there's obviously a chance that he may decide to play in his backyard and head to where he feels a more stable coaching situation can be found.