Former USC commitment WR Simeon Price (6-0 204) of Pensacola, FL will not sign next week. He is going to wait until February 3rd, so he doesn’t have to rush into a decision in the next few days. That gives new USC coach Shane Beamer more time to recruit Price if he decides to get him back involved with the Gamecocks. Price has USC in his top five along with Tennessee, Mississippi State, Oklahoma and Ole Miss. He’s been hearing from the Gamecocks but not yet from the new head coach..
“I actually haven’t talked to coach Beamer yet,” Price said. “I’ve seen that he’s talked to a couple of juco guys and a couple of Tennessee commits, but I have not talked to coach Beamer as of right now. I’ve talked to coach (Bobby) Bentley. That’s about the only guy I’ve kept in touch with. He can’t really give me any answers right now. From what he’s told me, he’s not sure he’s going to be on the staff. My high school head coach, he did tell me Beamer should be calling me sometime soon. And I remember talking to coach Bentley a couple of weeks ago, and he said I still have an offer at South Carolina.”
If and when Beamer makes the call to Price, he’ll find a willing listener on the other end.
“My feelings about South Carolina haven’t changed,” Price said. “That’s why I committed in the first place. But I need to see where I fit in in coach Beamer’s system if he decides to keep my offer on the table. There’s a lot of questions that need to be answered.”
A reaffirmation of the offer from Beamer would be big to Price. However, it would not automatically mean a return to the commitment class.
“We’ll have to see,” Price said. “I plan on signing February 3rd, so I have a lot of time. So moving forward, we’ll have to see what happens. The top three, Mississippi State has been on me pretty hard, but Tennessee, Mississippi State and South Carolina are really the three above the other two.”
Price can also play safety, and he said Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt informed him this week he has changed his offer to him from safety to receiver. He’s rated a 3-star prospect in the 247Sports Composite and is ranked 39th nationally as an athlete in the 247Sports Composite.