The three official visits USC held the first part of the week have been completed. LB Abdul Carter of Glenside, PA, RB Ramon Brown of Midlothian, VA and DT Felix Hixon of Jackson, GA are the first official visits for the month of June at USC, and there are more to come.
Hixon also visited USC in April, and he’s been a primary target for defensive line coach Jimmy Lindsey. He’s been strong on the Gamecocks throughout the recruiting process, and the official visit seemed to verify in his mind a lot of what he already knew.
“It went great, it was awesome,” said Hixon who was joined on the visit by his mother. “Actually getting the chance to meet coaches for the first time in person and actually getting to see the facility and things like that, that was great. They showed me where we would be staying, the weight room, the position meeting room, the team meeting room. They showed us how to cook some things. I’m not a bad cook. I actually know how to cook a few things myself.”
Hixon and Lindsey have had a lot of contact during his recruitment, and a lot of things have already been spelled out for him, so there wasn’t a lot of technical defensive items for him and Lindsey to discuss.
“Me and Coach Lindsey had already gone over some things before,” Hixon said. “He was just telling me how he runs his defensive line some more. He sees me playing interior lineman, three-technique.”
Before departing Wednesday afternoon, Hixon also got a few minutes alone with head coach Shane Beamer.
“Coach Beamer is a great person,” Hixon said. “He really wants me to come there. He said he can see great things happening. He’s just really good people.”
Hixon also has taken an official visit to Wisconsin, and he has four more official visits planned. As much as he might like USC, he’s not ready to take that next step with them, yet.
“I’m not going to say too much, I’m just going to say it felt great being here,” Hixon said. “It’s a top school for sure. After these visits, we’ll see how everything else is. I’m just somewhat comparing these other schools. Sometime in July I will come to a decision.”
This weekend, Hixon will take an official visit to Illinois. He also will take official visits to Georgia Tech and Virginia, and he plans to work in an unofficial stop to Georgia in late June.
DT Aaron Bryant of Southaven, MS, who was offered by USC, did not include the Gamecocks in his top five of LSU, Georgia, Alabama, Texas and Texas A&M.
2024 QB Jadyn Davis of Catawba Ridge plans to visit USC June 13th.
Emerald DT Robby Harrison was offered by South Florida.
Hammond RB CJ Stokes is visiting Clemson today. He’s coming off an official visit to Vanderbilt over the weekend. He has officials to Missouri and Michigan set the next two weekend and an unofficial visit to Louisville the last weekend of the month.
Tennessee transfer WR Kenney Solomon of Socastee said he’s been in touch with USC and was told the Gamecocks may have a spot for him, and they will let him know.