Six 2021 commitments have decommitted from USC since Will Muschamp was fired on November 15th. Four of the six have committed to other schools. Another, WR Simeon Price of Pensacola, named a top five Sunday night of USC, Tennessee, Ole Miss, Mississippi State and Oklahoma. One of those former commitments who committed elsewhere is LB Bryce Steele of Raleigh. He committed to Boston College December 1st and currently plans to sign with the Eagles December 16th. But he said he would talk to new Gamecocks coach Shane Beamer if he contacts him.
“I haven’t talked to coach Beamer or anything, but I saw where coach T-Rob (Travaris Robinson) got relieved of his duties as well,” Steele said. “I’ve talked to coach (Rod) Wilson and he said from everything he finds out he’s going to continue to inform me. The hiring was just made official today so I don’t really know too much about it and I really haven’t been in contact with any other coaches except for coach Wilson earlier today around 12:00. He just said he’s going to continue to recruit me.”
And what does Steele know about Shane Beamer?
“I know his dad was a legendary coach. That’s really all I can say,” Steele said. “I don’t really know too much about him. Just being on Twitter, I’ve seen some of the former Gamecock players who kind of approve of his hire. I’ve only heard good things about him. I’m all ears right now, just listening.”
Steele said the feeling he got from Wilson was that Beamer will be in touch with him sooner than later.
“He said that whenever he does meet with coach Beamer, he’s going to bring my name up being that I was a former commit and that he’s still trying to bring this class back,” Steele said. “That’s all I know. As of right now, I’m still committed to Boston College, and I plan to stay committed. I sign in about a week or so.”
Steele originally committed to the Gamecocks in April over North Carolina and Texas. He was ranked the #15 inside linebacker nationally in the 247Sports Composite going into the season, but he didn’t get to play because the seasons were cancelled, first in Virginia where he was going to school, and then in North Carolina when he returned home to Raleigh.