Rock Hill TE Robbie Ouzts is one of the state’s top prospects in the 2021 class. He’s also one of the most secretive when it comes to revealing recruiting information. He doesn’t tweet about it and he seldom talks about it with reporters. But Friday night Ouzts disclosed that from his long offer list of over 25 schools, he has identified a top eight.
Ouzts said his top eight, in no order, are USC, Virginia Tech, Alabama, North Carolina, Duke, Georgia, Auburn and Ole Miss. Some of those not making the cut were Tennessee, Kentucky, Arkansas, West Virginia, NC State, Louisville, Maryland, Pitt, Georgia Tech and Syracuse.
The Gamecocks long have been a factor with Ouzts, identifying him early in the process as a major recruit.
“My latest with the Gamecocks is a weekly update usually with Coach (Bobby) Bentley, and sometimes with Coach (Will) Muschamp or even Coach (Joe) Cox,” Ouzts said. “There’s nothing really new they can update me on as of right now because we’re all stuck at home, but they like to remind me I’m their number one guy.”
A top eight is as far as Ouzts has gotten in the process. He has not identified a favorite and will take his time in doing so.
“I will visit those schools after this mess and really see what I like and dislike about each,” Ouzts said. “Then I’ll be able narrow it down more. I was shooting for a decision by August but obviously that has been pushed back.”
Ouzts is rated a three-star prospect in the 247Sports Composite. He’s ranked the #30 tight end in the country and the #7 prospect in South Carolina.