Highly recruited defensive end K.J. Henry was in Columbia over the weekend to visit with the Gamecocks.

Henry, of Clemmons, N.C., has already visited Georgia, Virginia Tech and Clemson. He will still visit Alabama on a date to be determined.

“It was another great weekend,” Henry said. “My family had a good time. Putting a win on top of it makes the weekend even better. Obviously they are playing very well.”

Henry has been a recruiting priority of USC head coach Will Muschamp. Henry said he got one-on-one time with Muschamp over the weekend. “Coach Muschamp, the best relationship I have with a head coach is with him. We just built more upon the opportunities that’s being projected to me as far as what South Carolina has to offer. The opportunity to compete, play, to start and to help the program.

“They have great athletes but at the same time they are a very young team so I would be competing with guys a year or two ahead of me.” Henry said he also got more insight into the specific plan Muschamp has in mind for him.

“I’ve known that they would be using me in the “Buck” position, which is their versatile guy, standing up in the 3-4 and in the 4-3 they’d have my hand in the dirt, which is where I see myself being,” he said.

Henry has set Dec. 20 for his announcement.

USC was a late entry into the recruiting sweepstakes for defensive end Jarrett Jackson of West Palm Beach, Fla., so the Gamecocks used the official visit with Jackson over the weekend to try to make up some ground on Louisville, the school to which Jackson has been committed since August.

Jackson said he remains a Cardinal commitment and is continuing with the process,

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