Several prospects from the Tampa area visited USC the Saturday of the spring game and some of them are receiving various levels of interest from the Gamecocks. One that can be identified as medium-hot with the Gamecocks is OL Cesar Reyes (6-5 300). The Gamecocks have not yet offered but the two sides are warming to one another.
“I loved the visit. The facilities there are amazing. People there are amazing, the coaching staff,” Reyes said. “Coach T-Rob (Travaris Robinson), he’s our recruiter over here, he’s my guy. He’s funny. We’re just waiting till we get the process started.”
Of course, offensive line coach Eric Wolford, along with Will Muschamp, would have to sign off on an offer. Reyes got the chances to talk to Wolford briefly on the visit.
“We talked a little bit. Of course, they had the spring game so they were a little busy,” Reyes said. “We text back and forth and stuff like that. Our relationship is getting stronger and stronger by the day. Off my sophomore film, he said he likes the way I move, able to bend, how smart I am, how I play the game and how much I know about the game.”
Reyes is expecting Robinson and Wolford to check on him during his spring practice which begins shortly. Currently he has LSU, Kentucky and Missouri as his top three and his goal is to play in the SEC. An offer from USC would put the Gamecocks right in the mix.
“Since I don’t have an official offer yet, they are still in the top, but once I get that official offer from them, they’ll definitely be in the top five,” Reyes said. “Yes sir, for sure.”
Reyes also has visited Florida State, LSU, Kentucky, Florida, Auburn and UCF. This weekend he’ll make the short ride over to USF. His offers include Nebraska, Virginia, West Virginia, LSU, Kentucky, Missouri, Purdue, Maryland, North Carolina, UCF and USF.
Reyes missed his junior season with torn meniscus and knee tendinitis. He’s recovered from that and anxious to show recruiters this spring what he can do. He said all the schools like him for offensive tackle.