#STRecruiting: #Gamecocks entertain one of their top running back targets

Ramon Brown

Four-star RB Ramon Brown (5-11 202) of Midlothian, VA is one of the top running back prospects on the USC board, and he spent the last two days in Columbia on an official visit. Brown had the Gamecocks in his top seven going into the visit, and it appears the Gamecocks will remain on his board as he continues with the process.

“It was a great trip.  South Carolina showed great hospitality.  Coach Hardesty kept it real, a hundred percent.  I just enjoyed every second of it.”

The Gamecocks already have a talented running back room led by Kevin Harris and Marshawn Lloyd. Great backs often attract other great backs, and USC running backs coach Monterio Hardesty showed Brown plenty of what he could do in the Gamecock backfield.

“Coach Hardesty and I chopped it up and watched film in a little one-on-one session,” Brown said.  “I think I would fit.  We’ve got a great relationship.” 

All-in-all, Brown called his experience at USC a good one, and the visit left him with a positive feeling.

“Lot of things stood out that gave me a good feeling, that felt like home and I could see myself playing there,” Brown said.  “Taking a tour and seeing around the campus and the downtown area, just things like that.”

Brown has also taken an official visit to West Virginia. He has an official visit to Penn State this weekend followed by official visits to Maryland and Virginia Tech. He also plans an unofficial visit to Tennessee in late July. He is looking at August for making his decision.

“I put out my top seven a while ago, so there isn’t an order yet,” Brown said.  “It’s all over the place.  Those are my top seven right now. I’ll probably cut it down after I take all my official visits and I can make my decision from there.” 

That top seven was USC, Kentucky, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Penn State, Maryland and West Virginia.

In a seven-game spring season earlier this year, Brown rushed for 871 yards and 14 touchdowns.

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