#STRecruiting: #Gamecocks on the short list with CB Nick Cull

Nick Cull

CB Nick Cull (5-11 175) of Donalsonville, GA recently named his top six schools, and USC was on the list. The Gamecocks were joined by Miami, Florida, Ole Miss, Auburn and Alabama. Cull took an official visit to USC the weekend of June 11th and since then head coach Shane Beamer and secondary coach Torian Gray have been in touch on a weekly basis.

Cull said the relationship he has developed with Gray is one of the main reasons he has the Gamecocks among his finalists.

“The bond with me and Coach Gray,” Cull said.  “Me and him clicked. We understand football with each other.  How he would use me in the Gamecock defense is great.  He’s going to use me as a corner and some nickel.  He likes my change of direction and explosiveness, and my ball skills.”

Cull added that the atmosphere he found at USC on his official visit made him feel very comfortable.

“How great the people are,” Cull said.  “Just the people.  Teammates, coaches there.  They are great people.  Great to talk to.  I can be myself around them.”

Cull has set July 30th for an announcement date on a commitment, but he said that won’t be the end of his recruiting.

“I’m going to take some more officials in the fall, during the season, so I can see how the atmosphere is on game days,” Cull said.  “I’m going to go back to Alabama, Florida and Ole Miss.”

And his decision largely will be made on one very big factor to him.

“Coaching.  It’s all about coaching to me, especially in my position,” Cull said.  “I just want to be coached well.  That’s it.” 

In June Cull also took an official visit to Miami and unofficial visits to Florida and Ole Miss. He also camped at Alabama.

Cull carries a three-star rating in the 247Sports Composite. He’s ranked 34th nationally among corners and 36th among the prospects in Georgia for the 2022 class.

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