USC is one of a handful of schools in the mix with Minnesota graduate transfer DE Gaelin Elmore and the Gamecocks are going to a close up look at him sooner than originally planned.  Elmore had set an official visit to USC for April 14th but he's moved that visit up to this Sunday thru Tuesday. His father will join him on the visit. 

Having gone thru the recruiting process once before coming out of high school in Wisconsin, Elmore knows the whole official visit routine.  But he was young and somewhat naive the first time around, so he has more definitive ideas about what he wants to see on this round of visits. 

"Now it's all about feel when I start taking visits," he said. "Campus,  coaches and players.   I want to see what all the campuses have to offer."

Defensive line coach Lance Thompson has been Elmore's contact at USC and the two have been in regular contact regarding the visit.

"Just talking about my time on campus and staying in touch," he said.  "They've already made their pitch.  Now it's about relationships." 

Elmore also is looking at Wake Forest, East Carolina, West Virginia, Oklahoma and Arizona State for possible visits. At this point he said East Carolina has been recruiting him the hardest.