USC hit for a second time on the recruiting trail Monday afternoon when WR O’Mega Blake (6-2 188) of South Pointe announced his commitment to the Gamecocks. Blake had narrowed his decision to USC, Louisville and Virginia Tech. He also had offers from West Virginia, Syracuse, Ole Miss, Penn State, Michigan State, Tennessee, NC State, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, East Carolina, Texas Tech, Kansas State and Pitt.
USC didn’t offer Blake until earlier this month, but that made no difference to him.
“It’s the team I always liked growing up as a little kid,” Blake said. “That was my dream school. It just felt like home. That meant a lot to me. They treat me like I was home.”
Not only that, Blake sees early opportunities for him at wide receiver, and he has built a strong relationship with the coaching staff.
“I’ve got a chance to play early, develop, and the coaching,” Blake said. “It means a lot to be close to home. Coach Joe (Cox), Coach Will Muschamp, they are great guys. They kept everything real from the jump. Coach Mike Bobo is coming in. I sat down and talked with him. He’s a great guy. He knows what he’s doing you can tell. He’s just trying to build for the fugture as well.”
Last season Blake had 50 catches for 1019 yards and 14 touchdowns. He can also play in the secondary, and is a candidate for the return teams. He’s ranked the #13 prospect in South Carolina in the 247Sports Composite and is rated as a three-star prospect. He gives the Gamecocks 11 commitment for their 2021 class, which now has a total of 14 initial counters with three carrried over from 2020.
Here is Blake’s commitment video