July 18, 2006

Matthews set to visit USC

Cheraw, S.C., four-star defensive end Cliff Matthews is Rivals.com's No. 5 player in the Palmetto State this year and the No. 4 weak side defensive end in the nation. The 6-foot-4, 223-pound Matthews has narrowed his list to three teams.

"It's still Georgia, Clemson and USC, and that's in order," Matthew said. "I'm not looking at anyone else."

Matthews, who named the Gamecocks as a his leader for several months, will give the USC coaches a chance to lure him back this week.

"I'm going to visit USC this coming Thursday. They are closer to home, they had a winning record last year and a lot of fan support. And they have a good football atmosphere."

Georgia recently emerged as the front-runner for one primary reason.

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