TE Bryson Nesbit (6-6 220) of Charlotte has been a fixture on USC’s recruiting radar ever since he decided to give up on a college basketball career last year and pursue football. Nesbit, of course, has strong ties to USC. Both parents are grads, and his dad was a star offensive lineman and is the sideline analyst for the radio broadcasts. So, as he continues to hear from Will Muschamp, Joe Cox and Bobby Bentley, there’s not much more they can tell him he doesn’t already know.
“I’m in constant contact with them, continuing building the relationship with Coach Muschamp, Coach Cox and and Coach Bentley” Nesbit said. “I’ve been at the school so many times. I’ve talked to the coaches. My dad went there. My mom went there. I already know a lot about the school. In the future I want to go back on the campus.”
Nesbit visited USC twice last season, for the Florida and Clemson games. He hasn’t been back since but he has had a virtual campus tour and a Zoom session within the tight end room.
Nesbit is still sitting on a list of 14 schools he likes the most. That’s made up of USC, NC State, Indiana, Michigan State, Duke, Virginia Tech, Auburn, Ohio State, Georgia, Michigan, Rutgers, LSU and North Carolina. His plan is to narrow the field to 5-6 in a couple of months. The Gamecocks certainly will have a seat at that table, and Nesbit hinted at a West Coast program that’s also catching his attention.
“I’m probably in the most contact with the UCLA staff. I’ve started to build a pretty good relationship with them, and then UNC,” Nesbit said. “I talk to Coach (Derek) Sage (tight ends) a lot. I’ve been to the campus before. I visited last year before I started playing football. I visit for a basketball camp. That was one of my schools I was after for basketball. I visited down there and I really liked it. And when they came with the football, I was interested.”
Nesbit said a timeline on a decision will hinge on if he has a football season. If he does, a decision would come late int he season. If he doesn’t then he’d like to take a few more visits from his smaller group and then decide. He does not plan to graduate early since he also plays basketball.