OL Dylan Fairchild of Cumming, GA is into his wrestling season this month. Soon he will be wrestling with his college decision. Thus far it’s been difficult for Fairchild to pin down an absolute leader. USC has some of the other contenders on the rope, but Fairchild isn’t ready to raise Will Muschamp’s arm in victory.
“The relationship with me and Coach (Eric) Wolford and Coach Muschamp and some of the other assistant coaches has been growing since they offered me,” Fairchild said. “It’s been a pretty consistent communication from day one and I’m really liking them. Me and Coach Wolford have a great relationship. He texts me three or four times a week and he’ll call me and we’ll chat a little. And Coach Muschamp will text me twice a week.”
Fairchild visited USC for a game last season and for a junior day in January.
“I like the campus a lot and I really like the dorms,” Fairchild said. “I’ve always really liked South Carolina. It’s one of my final schools.”
Auburn also is high up on Fairchild’s list and is one of his top two with the Gamecocks. Penn State and North Carolina recently offered and are making a move as well.
“Some days I wake up and I like Penn State, North Carolina, South Carolina or Auburn,” Fairchild said. “I don’t know (what will separate one school). Probably coaching and wherever I feel most comfortable.”
Fairchild said he’ll attend some evaluation camps in March, and he plans to take some official visits in April and May. He’s not determined all his official visits though Penn State is likely due to distance. USC, Auburn, North Carolina and Virginia are others he wants to visit.
Fairchild said he will not rush a decision. He will sign early but will not be an early graduate.