Cann Excited About Junior Day

Bamberg-Ehrhardt HS (Bamberg, SC) two-way lineman A.J. Cann is arguably the most versatile lineman in the state of South Carolina. Cann has been picking up offers on an almost-daily basis in the last few weeks. Read inside as has the full report on where the Gamecocks stand with one of their priorities for the class of 2010.

The South Carolina Gamecocks were the first program to offer Bamberg-Ehrhardt two-way lineman A.J. Cann. And after that offer the 6'3", 265-pound jumbo-athlete named the Gamecocks his leader.

But since that offer Cann has quickly become one of the hottest commodities in the state of South Carolina picking up offers from programs such as Clemson, Oklahoma, Georgia Tech, Auburn, Michigan, North Carolina, Tennessee and Florida among others.

So with so much new interest, are the Gamecocks still on the top of his list?

"I'm still high on them," Cann says. "But I'm going to stay open, though, and see what other programs have to offer."

Cann, who is being recruited as an offensive lineman by South Carolina, will get the chance to learn more about the program when he visits USC's junior day Saturday.

"I want to see how well I fit in with the coaches and I know I'm going to check out their facilities. I've been to a camp one time and I checked it out, but I want to get a better tour and see how they work academically. Pretty much stuff like that."

Cann added that the fact Shane Beamer and the Gamecocks offered him first does still play a factor.

"They were the first team that's actually been on me," he said. "That's important. That's the important thing about it, they've talked to me a lot. But teams have been coming pretty strong, though."

Cann says he will give all of the schools coming at him a chance. But the offers he received from Florida and Oklahoma surprised him the most.

He is anxious to visit Oklahoma and learn more about the program. Cann described his thoughts on the Florida program.

"Well they're in the SEC conference and that's Florida, they're the top dog," he said. "I really like them; I've got a lot of interest in Florida."

Cann has also expressed open interest in Clemson and Georgia, and says he would like to learn more about Tennessee as well.

While he was once considered an early commitment possibility, Cann told previously that he did not want to make a mistake by committing too early.

"My dad and I sat down and talked about it, and really I don't want to commit early," he said. "But I don't want to wait [either]. I'll probably commit before football season starts."

While he is publicly wide open, the versatile star admits there may be some schools he is looking at harder than others.

"Well, there's a couple that I like, but I don't want to put that in the open right now."

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