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2014 4-star WR adds South Carolina offer

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It seems like at least once a week newly minted four-star Gallatin (Tenn.) Station Camp wide receiver Josh Malone picks up a new offer.
After in-state school Memphis offered on Monday, Malone added his 11th offer from a BCS school on Wednesday, when South Carolina stepped up to the plate.
"It always feels good to get new offers," Malone said. "I just take it as it comes. I'm still excited about each new offer and I'll just continue to look more into each school and see what they have to offer."
Malone said he's familiar with the Gamecocks and head coach Steve Spurrier's style of play.
"I know when they had Alshon Jeffrey they threw the ball around a lot," he said. "I know every since he left they had to run the ball more but I know from recent years and Coach Spurrier's history that he loves to throw the ball."
Over the past month Malone has been doing his due diligence, taking visits to Western Kentucky, Memphis and North Carolina. He said he enjoyed his time in Chapel Hill.
"It stacked up pretty well," he said. "There were nice facilities and all and they have an offense that likes to sling the ball so there was nothing bad coming out of that trip."
This weekend Malone will be in Nashville to watch Vanderbilt and Tennessee, the two closest schools to his home. Both schools are hot on his trail, and he's planning on evaluating both squads Saturday.
"I'm just going to go to the game and watch both offenses and try to imagine myself in the wide receiver positions," he said. "I'm just going to watch and observe, not root, but just look at their offensive styles and play-calling."
He's also hoping to get a closer look at the revamped Vanderbilt program.
"I'm just expecting to see what they're selling and what the change is that's helped them turn things around," he said. "They're bringing in assets to the program and they need to keep building and that's what I want to see."
With rumors swirling about a coaching change at Tennessee, Malone said he's taking a wait-and-see approach with the Vols right now.
"The way I approach it is to see who they're bringing in to replace the coach," he said. "It matters who they're bringing in and how I can process that entire change."
After the trip, Malone said he's looking forward to getting back to training and preparing for a busy offseason.
"Right now I'm just working out and trying to get faster and stronger," he said. "I'll probably go to some combines and some camps and that's where most of my focus will be."
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