USC checking into Golson again

December 23, 2012 

USC is looking for another linebacker to add to the 2013 class, and because there is an immediate need, a junior college player would fit the bill. The Gamecocks missed on Tommy Sanders last week when he signed with Texas A&M.

One new possibility is former USC commitment Brandon Golson of Calhoun County and Georgia Military JC. Golson has been committed to Arizona since October, but he talked with USC coaches last Friday according to his high school coach Walt Wilson.

“He’s always wanted to play at Carolina,” Wilson said. “He found out they lost two linebackers and I contacted coach Spurrier Jr. to get the ball rolling. They are checking on his academics. Coach Botkn has liked him from the start.”

Wilson said Golson needs three more classes to complete his academic work and will take those classes at Orangeburg-Calhoun TEC. Golson has three years to play two.

Golson and the Gamecocks have history dating back to when he signed with them in 2010. He spent a semester at Fork Union Prep, and when USC would not admit him for 2011, he signed with Louisville. He attended classes at Louisville for that spring semester until his test score was disqualified and he enrolled at Georgia Military. Golson remained interested in USC but took official visits to Texas A&M and Arizona before committing to the Wildcats.

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