USC had many more prospects on site Saturday for a spring scrimmage. Among the most familiar faces were RB Tank Bigsby of Hoganville, Georgia and DL Alex Huntley of Hammond. Both confirmed their visits. GamecockCentral reported Huntley’s teammate, DE Jordan Burch, also attended the scrimmage.
Huntley had his mother with him on the visit, and that was one of the key reasons for the visit.
“My mom had yet to meet the new defensive line coach,” Huntley said. “They hit it off really well I think. She liked him. And I was just trying to see how the defense looked today, That was a big goal for me to see how they were doing. They looked great. I thought they had a great practice today.”
Huntley also talked with new defensive line coach John Scott, as well as with head coach Will Muschamp. In fact, he said he talked with all the coaches. The opportunity to play early as a freshman is big on his list of criteria when judging schools and the Gamecock coaches were sure to point out their use of freshmen last season.
“They talked about how they played the most true freshmen in the SEC,” he said.
But his focus primarily was on the defense and how much that group had improved over last season.
“Today was a great visit. Just being able to see how they practice,” Huntley said. “What I really like about the team is that they want to win, and I really like that. I liked the way the program has improved over the course of their careers.”
Huntley has a top six of USC, Georgia, LSU, Texas, Oklahoma and Stanford. He had scheduled an official visit to Oklahoma for the spring game April 13th but a school conflict has come up and he’ll have to reschedule. He said his five officials will come from that short list.
He’s not sure yet if USC will get one of those officials since he’s been there so often.
“I don’t need to,” he said, “but I might.”