Jamardre Cobb and Marquis Ware live thousands of miles from South Carolina but they each report an offer from the Gamecocks and all of a sudden it's a serious option for the Los Angeles (Calif.) Salesian 2014 teammates.
Cobb is a 6-foot-2, 215-pound linebacker who already had offers from Colorado, Memphis, SMU, Stanford and Washington State and he said getting an SEC offer is huge and something to definitely consider.
"They really haven't been talking to me, just some letters and some messages on Facebook," Cobb said of the South Carolina coaches. "They called coach (D'Vah) Thomas and said they offered.
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"They have a great program. I saw their facilities over the Internet and they have great football players. I like the SEC."
Ware is a 6-foot-2, 210-pound athlete who is being more heavily recruited at this time mainly because he can play on either side of the ball.
So far, Ware has landed offers from Arizona, Boise State, Colorado, Memphis, Oregon State, SMU, Stanford, Texas A&M, UCLA, Vanderbilt and Washington State.
Ware is also serious to learn more about the South Carolina program and a visit is not out of the question.
"That's big right there," Ware said. "I really like that. I'd like to take a trip there, too. I'd like to go on that side and just see everything.
"On Facebook a lot of coaches message me. They were in my inbox but I haven't really heard too much about them so that was kind of a surprise. It's all kind of new to me. I haven't really heard too much about them."
An official visit for Cobb to South Carolina is a possibility and Ware said he'd also like to get to Columbia to see if it could be an option.
Cobb said Oregon and USC are showing more interest in his recruitment. Oregon, USC, UCLA and Washington are all very much involved with Ware. Both are early four-star prospect by Rivals.com.
"I'm going to have to go out and see it first," Cobb said. "I'm going to be taking an official visit out there."
Ware said: "I haven't been anywhere yet. Once I take some trips I'll have a better idea."