Chester Lineman Looking at Three

New offensive line coach Eric Wolford is scouring the country looking for prospects who can fill out his future offensive line two-deep. But he may find one player who can help is just an hour away from Columbia in Chester, SC. Kalon Davis is quickly making a name for himself and already has four offers. Would the Chester o-lineman like to have one from USC? Read below to find out.

Chester (S.C.) offensive line prospect Kalon Davis already has offers from Vanderbilt, NC State, Wake Forest and Mississippi State. But the talented 6-5, 320 pound guard prospect wants at least three more.

Davis has a top three of South Carolina, Tennessee and Alabama. He says those three programs as well as Georgia are showing interest, but haven't offered yet. The monster lineman says the Gamecocks are recruiting him the hardest.

"I like the coaches," Davis said of his feelings about USC. "It's the hometown team which means I would be close to family and I'll be able to come back and see where I grew up and stuff. I like what they have planned. I feel like in the future they can be a big-name school that can win it all."

New offensive line coach Eric Wolford is taking a special interest in recruiting all of the Gamecocks' offensive line targets, regardless of what recruiting territory the player lives in. Davis is no exception.

"He's cool. He's down to earth," Davis said of Wolford. "I know it's his first year coming into the program, but he's taking charge. He knows what he's looking for and he knows what he wants."

Davis hopes that he is exactly what Wolford wants. The Chester big-man, who also plays basketball and soccer for the Cyclones, says Wolford has told him the best chance to receive an offer is to earn one at one of USC's camps this summer. Davis says he plans to attend one of the camps, but doesn't know when yet.

He also plans to make a return trip to Columbia for one of the Gamecocks' spring practices. Davis recently attended USC's Junior Day event February 21. He says he enjoyed the visit.

"It was nice; they set it up really well," Davis said. "They got straight to the point and showed us what they need, what they want, and what we've got to do to get a scholarship from them."

Davis is also hoping to earn an offer from the Crimson Tide. Davis has a connection to the Yellowhammer State that would make the Crimson Tide a major player for his services if they were to offer.

"Alabama's like my second hometown, that's where my dad's from." Davis said. "So anytime I was watching college football, it was more Alabama than anyone else. I've seen what they can do, what they're capable of. I think they can only get better. I would like to be a part of the program and see what I can do out there."

Tennessee rounds out his top three. He says he has been impressed with the new Volunteer staff.

"I have a new coaching staff with Lane Kiffin," he says. "And they're going to be an uprising team, trying to get better. They're going to be competition this year. I went to them for a junior day, and you could tell how focused and senior they were about their program."

Davis says even if one of the teams in his top three offers that he won't commit right away. He plans to make an informed decision by taking official visits to his final schools. The talented Chester product described what he will be looking for on those visits.

"I'm looking for a football team that I know is serious about competing and trying winning it all that I can also get a good education at just in case my football career doesn't go all the way. And then I would also like be somewhere that my parents are comfortable with and they probably could come see me anytime they need to or if something happened."

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