Last weekend 2021 DE Jahvaree Ritzie (6-5 235) of Kernersville, NC made an unofficial visit to USC for the social gathering that doubled as a recruiting opportunity. The Gamecocks have offered along with Duke, East Carolina, North Carolina, NC State, Syracuse, Wake Forest, Virginia, Virginia Tech and others. USC certainly caught his attention on the visit.
“I loved everything about it, coaches, atmosphere, where it is, and the facilities were amazing to see,” Rizie said. “The coaches loved my character and who I am as a person. We weren’t there for recruiting. We were there for bonding. That’s what they said and they showed it.”
But, you don’t bring a top prospect on campus for a visit without talking a little recruiting. And Ritzie said the Gamecocks did make a bit of a pitch to him.
“They said I would be a great part to their defense,” said Ritzie who is being recruiting as a strong side defensive end. And despite his good trip, he’s not ready to put the Gamecocks out ahead of any of the others. “All the schools are the same. I just like the experience they gave, me just like all the schools. They fit in to what I’m thinking, them and a lot of schools. I just like the recruiting and the experiences that come with them.”
Ritzie also has visited Clemson, NC State, North Carolina, Duke and Virginia. He’s not sure about future visits.