TE Robbie Ouzts (6-4 240) of Rock Hill could emerge as one of the top prospects in the state for the 2021 class. His coach has called him an old school style of tight end with a great work ethic. Major programs have started to catch on and his offers include USC, Kentucky, Louisville, Duke, NC State, Virginia Tech and West Virginia.
“This is a very exciting time for me because so many dreams and goals of playing football at the next level are slowly coming into reality,” Ouzts said. “As of now, I have not made a decision and do not plan on making one until about August.”
USC has known about Ouzts for awhile and recently offered him, and that has given him a lot to think about.
“Things really heated up during a 7-on-7 over the summer,” Ouzts said. “I guess I made some good plays sparking interest from Coach (Will) Muschamp and some other coaches. I was invited to the camp and got to really talk to Coach (Bobby) Bentley with my family and develop a relationship. South Carolina has been in touch with me constantly since, and after a pretty decent season this year and a recent change in offensive coordinators, Coach Muschamp called me and officially gave me a full ride scholarship to South Carolina.”
Ouzts also attended a Clemson camp last summer and received some interest from the Tigers then, but he said he’s not heard much from them since.
As for the schools that really like him, Ouzts said the coaches see him contributing in a couple of ways.
“Coaches and recruiters like my game at tight end because I can be a threat in both the passing and running game,” he said. “One thing about me is I love to block and be physical and really know how to use my football IQ to my advantage.”
Ouzts has not yet been given a star ranking in the 247Sports composite but the network does rank him #11 in South Carolina among 2021 prospects.