Cann Impressed with Wolford

There's no doubt South Carolina is looking to sign a large group of talented offensive lineman in the class of 2010. This weekend many of their top targets were on campus for a junior day. One of those targets is Bamberg-Ehrhardt two-way lineman A.J. Cann. Read inside as has the full report on the talented jumbo-athlete.

Bamberg-Ehrhardt two-way lineman A.J. Cann was a relatively unknown prospect when South Carolina offered in late January. But since then he has been the hottest prospect in the Palmetto State picking up 16 more offers.

The Gamecocks got the chance to impress the talented prospect this weekend when he made the trip to Columbia for South Carolina's junior day.

"It was good. All of my questions were answered," Cann said. "I got to meet the coaches. Everything was good."

Cann made the trip with teammate Justin Henderson, Allendale-Fairfax standouts Bashaud Breeland and Jerrell Priester, and his parents.

Cann was most impressed simply with his time interacting with the coaches.

"Well we basically met with the coaches and they showed me how the program worked and how they did things in the program, and things like that."

He was especially impressed with new offensive line coach Eric Wolford, who has made Cann one of his top priorities in his short time at USC.

"I liked him. I like him a lot," Cann said. "He reminds me of a lot of my coaches, and my father and I like him a lot. I could see myself playing for him one day."

Cann added that his parents were also impressed with the entire visit as well as Wolford.

"They liked it a lot too. My dad said he bonded with the offensive line coach as well. He liked him a lot."

Cann also enjoyed the presentation given by Eric Hyman, specifically mentioning the new facilities being built at USC.

"I liked the new academic center," he said. "Plus how they were going to expand the stadium. I liked that stuff."

Cann also spent time with his friend and fellow offensive line target Calhoun County standout Eric Mack. Could the two in-state talents be the anchor of a top-ranked South Carolina o-line class?

"We'll just see how things work out," he said. "It depends. It just depends on where he goes and where I decide to go, so I'm not sure."

Up next Cann will take a visit to North Carolina next weekend, Clemson March 7 and also plans visits to Duke, North Carolina State and Virginia Tech. He will also take a return trip to South Carolina at some point.

While Cann was impressed during the visit, he is not ready to name any leader or top group of schools.

"Well, Carolina they made a difference when I went there for junior day. But I'm still going to get out and see what it looks like at other schools and let everybody else still get a chance to come recruit. I'm still going to wait it out. But they're still up there along with some other schools that I liked."

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