DB Israel Mukuamu figured to be one of the state’s top prospects for the 2018 class at Berkeley before his family moved to Bossier City, LA. USC was impressed enough with him to be his first offer and the Gamecocks have not lost touch with him though he’s farther from their reach.
“I talked with Coach (Lance) Thompson yesterday,” Mukuamu said Tuesday. “They are interested and wanted me to come to their junior day, but it’s kind of far. I’m going to visit in the summer again. I still like them a lot. I just want to go to a place that’s going to be serious about and let me play early and get a good education.”
Mukuamu can play any of the positions in the secondary but said USC liked him as a safety.
Mukuamu has been to Mississippi State and Oklahoma State for Junior days. He’s also getting interest from Wake Forest, Purdue, Indiana, Tulane, Iowa State and Louisiana-Lafayette. He will visit Tulane this week and has trips coming up to Lafayette, Indiana and Purdue.
He does not have a leader and is looking at making a commitment in late summer just before his season or early in his season. His offers are USC, Wake Forest, UTSA, Coastal Carolina and Charlotte.