Vickers hoping to join Gamecocks in January

May 15, 2013 

DE Kendal Vickers of Havelock, NC has had his mind made up to go to USC for months dating back to when Brad Lawing was recruiting him for the Gamecocks. He never publicly committed because early in the school year it did not look like he would qualify. But all of that has changed now.

"He's turned out to be a qualifier," said his coach Jim Bob Bryant. However, Vickers will not enroll at USC this semester. Bryant said Vickers will enroll at Georgia Military JC this fall and will need to be there just one semester. So, he will play this season for GMA and then he plans to transfer to USC in January according to his coach.

That transfer, of course, hinges on USC re-evaluating Vickers in the fall and deciding to take him. He has been talking with Gamecock recruiter Deke Adams and those talks have been positive for Vickers.

Vickers will play defensive end or outside linebacker at GMA. Assuming he plays and does not redshirt this season, Vickers would have four years to play three at USC. If counted towards the 2014 class, Vickers stands as the fourth commitment for that class.

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