Junior OL Mason Veal of Charlotte has strong ties to USC thru his parents. Both went there and his father played football for the Gamecocks. But that hasn't prevented Veal from developing strong feelings for two Gamecock rivals.
Veal told TarHeelIllustrated.com that he currently favors Clemson and North Carolina though he doesn't consider the two to be his finalists. Veal said he'd heard the most from the Tigers, Tar Heels and Tennessee prior to the start of the dead period.
He plans to make his decision before the start of his senior season.