#STRecruiting: #Gamecocks have early positioning with ’22 safety

Kamari Wilson

USC coach Will Muschamp feels he got a steal with the late commitment and signing of LB Gilber Edmond of Fort Pierce, FL Edmond literally changed his plans from South Florida to USC in the final minutes before signing last Wednesday morning. And with Edmond in the fold, the Gamecocks will have an excellent chance to land his close friend and teammate SAF Kamari Wilson (6-1 180) for the 2022 class.

“We have a safety that is the best in the nation in the class of 2022,” said Westwood High assistant coach Roscoe Barber. “He’s been seriously thinking about committing now that Gilber is going there. They (USC) are one of his top schools. They are in the lead group.”

Wilson has not yet been given a rating in the 247Sports composite but he’s expected to be in the 4-5 star range based off his offer list of USC, Miami, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Penn State and Tennessee. Barber feels a 5-star rating would fit the talent.

“There is nothing Kamari can’t do on the football field,” Barber said. “He came into our program wanting to make a name for himself and did just that thru all the hard work and dedication he put in. He received his first offer from the University of Florida in the spring of his freshman year. Now he has offers from South Carolina, Penn State, Indiana, Miami, Tennessee. This year he has played every position on our defense except for defensive tackle. He is a big time playmaker and wants to be great on and off the field.”

Wilson has seen USC. He was in with his seven-on-seven team last summer and the plan is for him to get back for a recruiting stop.

“Kamari really enjoyed the visit,” Barber said. “He wants to get back on campus to see more of it. And he just wants to see what’s going on with the staff being that there are all these changes happening. But Gilber being there does put them at the top of his list. They are very close.”

Barber added that the two staff members coming to USC from Tennessee should be familiar with Wilson since he was offered by the Vols.

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