In-state Sleeper has Big Time at USC Camp

The purpose of offensive line coach Eric Wolford's OL/DL Camp is to allow the first-year Gamecock coach to evaluate prospects up close and personal. That makes for the perfect opportunity for under-the-radar prospects to help their stock and possibly earn an offer. One prospect who did help his stock is Boiling Springs' Logan Stewart. Read below as he discusses the camp with GamecockAnthem.com.

Boiling Springs offensive lineman Logan Stewart already has offers from programs like Air Force, ECU, Western Carolina and ECU. But the 6-4.5, 276-pound prospect has yet to pick up an offer from either of the major in-state programs.

Saturday Stewart attended the USC OL/DL Camp with hopes of impressing offensive line coach Eric Wolford and the Gamecock staff. Sources say Stewart did just that.

"It went well," Stewart said of the camp. "There was some good competition out there, some good offensive lineman out there. Working with Coach Wolford was real good too."

Stewart expounded on what it was like working with Wolford.

"Oh, that was great," he said. "Coach Wolford, he really knows his stuff. He's a great coach. He played the game and then now he's a coach, and he knows his stuff. And Coach Lawing, he's a good defensive line coach, and he's actually my recruiting coordinator."

Stewart says he and Lawing have developed a good relationship.

"I've talked to him. You know, he called me in the period he could call. And I've called him a few times, and we've talked about potential playing positions. And just in general talking about South Carolina."

Stewart has been impressed with Wolford's overall plan of how to build a great offensive line at South Carolina.

"Coach Wolford, I really like him. He's new this year and he's here to make South Carolina little different. In the past, from what they've told me, they missed on a couple of lineman. You know, they picked up some linemen but they just didn't perform their best. Coach Wolford has final say-so on all the offensive linemen. He's recruiting quality guys; he wants to win. And he knows a good team is going to win with a good offensive line."

Stewart says the coaches have told him they will be reviewing his performance, film and measureables. He could know about an offer soon, or it could come during his senior season.

On top of his four offers and interest from USC, Stewart is also receiving interesting from NC State and Vanderbilt.

He says that all of the schools recruiting him feature one main thing that he is looking for.

"A good offensive line coach. All of the coaches that are interested in me seem to have great offensive line coaches. Coach Wolford, Coach [Robbie] Caldwell at Vanderbilt is great; I really like him. Coach [Don] Horton at N.C. State is a great offensive line coach. Coach [Shawn] Elliot at App. State, Coach [Steve] Shankwheiler at ECU, I mean there are a bunch of great o-line coaches. So, that's definitely big with me, because you know without a good coach it's definitely hard to be a better offensive lineman. I'm looking for a strong program with good academics, somewhere where I can make an impact early."

While Stewart says he will have an excellent opportunity at every school recruiting him, he did add that South Carolina will be in it until the end if a Gamecock offer is sent his way.

"I really like South Carolina. I have four offers at this point and if South Carolina offered it would definitely a big thing. I really like South Carolina, and it'd be definitely up there. If it came down to a decision, South Carolina would definitely be in it for where I end up."

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