For a second time Sunday, SAF Anthony Rose (6-4 180) of Miami committed to USC. Rose first committed to Shane Beamer and secondary coach Torrian Gray in February without having visited. He decommitted in May to give himself and his family a chance to reacces things. He took an unofficial visit to USC earlier this month and returned this weekend with his family for an official visit.
“I brought my family up here to see everything and they enjoyed themselves,” Rose said. “That was really what I was looking for. I decommitted because my grandad had not seen the facility, the place and how the coaches are. Now that he came, he loved the place, him and my father, they loved everything. They said this is where they want me to be, so I’m a Gamecock.”
Rose said the reception he got from the Gamecock coaches and staff was outstanding.
“They treated me great,” Rose said. “Everything is perfect. I’m going to be playing everything on the back end.”
Rose played at Hallandale last season and is transferring to Miami Central this season. His former head coach had high praise for Rose earlier this year.
“He’s a playmaker,” said Herman Lovett. “He’s a kid that ‘s always around the ball. When you need a play, his teammates look for him to make it because they know he’s going to make it or he’s going to go all out trying to make it. He’s a versatile guy. You can put him out on the island one on one. You can move this guy around. He’s a kid every coach wish they had on their team. He has a knack for the ball. He has a special talent, and that talent is getting everybody around him better.”
Rose is rated a three star and ranked the #31 safety nationally in the 247Sports Composite. He’s the 10th commitment for the Gamecocks 2022 class and the fifth to announce this week. Two other committed prospects have not yet announced. And with two transfers counting in the class, the Gamecocks have 14 spots filled.
- TYRESE ROSS SAF 6-2 185 TRANSFER WASHINGTON STATE
- KARON PRUNTY CB 6-1 189 TRANSFER KANSAS
- GRAYSON MAINS OT 6-5 265 SUWANEE, GA
- BRADEN DAVIS QB 6-5 185 MIDDLETOWN, DE
- DONOVAN WESTMORELAND LB 6-2 195 GRIFFIN, GA
- KAJUAN BANKS CB 5-10 170 TALLAHASSEE
- JY’VONTE MCCLENDON SAF 6-2 180 LAKELAND, FL
- JAMAAL WHYCE DT 6-4 250 MIAMI
- PEYTON WILLIAMS SAF 6-0 180 ROCKLEDGE, TX
- CASON HENRY OT 6-6 290 MARIETTA, GA
- KYLIC HORTON WR 6-4 180 CLARENDON HALL
- ANTHONY ROSE SAF 6-4 180 MIAMI