How South Carolina approaches recruiting offensive linemen
The South Carolina Gamecocks football team lost a commit when Phenix City, Alabama offensive lineman Javion Cohen decommitted from the 2020 class on Monday night.
He had picked USC in late March. When he committed, he claimed offers from Alabama, Florida State and LSU.
Cohen is the No. 440 player in the country in the 247 Sports composite rankings, a three-star recruit. He’s the No. 37 offensive tackle and No. 21 player in Alabama.
Last season, he was on a 14-0 team that averaged 41.3 points per game. It’s the same school that produced star Clemson receiver Justyn Ross.
When he committed, he’d spoken highly of Gamecocks offensive line coach Eric Wolford and felt he’d have a chance to play early at USC.
His Twitter account was scrubbed of all but 22 tweets. All media, including any referring to South Carolina, was scrubbed as well.
A few days before he committed he’d tweeted, “When I commit, it’s all over, no use in recruiting me.”