USC offers Florida linebacker

February 28, 2013 

Already with an offer from Clemson, LB Richard Yeargin III of Hollywood, FL has added USC to that list.

"I just got off the phone with coach Grady Brown and the defensive line coach (Deke Adams) and they extended me an offer to play defensive end," said Yeargin. "I'm really excited about it because that's my home-state." Yeargin went on to explain that his father is originally from Greenville.

USC is not the only school to offer him recently.

"It's really blown up the last few weeks with all of the new offers and new interest," he said. "I'm up to 21 (offers)."

Those offers include Clemson, USC, Florida, Florida State, Tennessee, Notre Dame, Vanderbilt, Boston College, Wisconsin, Wake Forest, UCLA, Georgia Tech and Purdue.

Yeargin has not been on any visits and has just one scheduled at this time.

"I'm going to South Florida's spring game and that's about it," he said.

As for his thoughts on the Gamecocks, he said, "It's an awesome school. They have Jadeveon Clowney and others. It's a place you can become an impact player at the next level. That's what I want to be." He also has Clemson high on his list. "It's been a battle between Clemson and Florida," said Yeargin. "We've built a very good relationship with (Clemson's) coaches."

Though he does not have any favorites, Yeargin named Clemson, USC, Notre Dame, Tennessee, Boston College, Georgia Tech and UCLA as schools of strong interest.

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