New USC offensive coordinator Mike Bobo has had a quick impact on the Gamecocks’ roster. Two of his former player, QB Collin Hill and RB Adam Prentice, plan to join him in Columbia this month as grad transfers. And Wednesday night a former Bobo commitment at Colorado State, CB Ennis Rakestraw (6-0 165) of Duncanville, TX, was offered by the Gamecocks, no doubt at the urging of Bobo.
“He recruited me when he was at Colorado State,” Rakestraw said. “I was committed there, then he left.”
Rakestraw is rated a 3-star prospect by the 247Sports composite. He helped his team reach the 6A-Division 1 state championship game this season. Since then, his recruiting has taken off. Along with USC, he has landed offers from Georgia, Baylor, Arkansas, Michigan State, Connecticut and Kansas in recent days. He also has offers from Missouri, SMU, Washington State and others.
As for USC, Rakestraw is just starting to build the relationship.
“It has a great group of coaches, and we are talking about an official visit,” said Rakestraw who has already taken one official visit.
In various interviews this week, he has mentioned other official visits for this month to Miami, Missouri, SMU and Washington State. The Cougars made an in home visit with him last month.