DE Tomiwa Durojaiye (6-5 255) of Middletown, DE, a teammate of USC commitment QB Braden Davis, had planned to announce his college commitment this Saturday from the Gamecocks, Kentucky, West Virginia, Georgia Tech and Vanderbilt. But coming off a two-day visit to Kentucky last week, Durojaiye has decided to give himself more time and will now announce on August 14th.
“Just wanted to give it a little bit more thought, wanted to be 100 percent sure,” Durojaiye said. “I wanted to see all my top five schools before I made a decision, so that’s the main reason I wanted to get out there (to Kentucky). Still pretty even, still open minded, but I’m getting closer and closer to my decision. I’m trying to figure out which deciding factors are more important to me and which schools are best at those things, and just try and separate the schools. I won’t announce it when I drop somebody, but I plan on dropping a school or two at the end of this week hopefully.”
Durojaiye made an unofficial visit to USC for the spring game in April and was back for an official visit in June. Gamecock head coach Shane Beamer and assistants Jimmy Lindsey and Pete Lembo are keeping in regular contact with him as he winds up the recruiting process.
“Coach Lembo and coach Lindsey keep in touch with me a lot. Coach Beamer reaches out here and there,” Durojaiye said. “The biggest thing they told me is that I’m wanted at South Carolina. It’s just more so being a hundred percent sure. I feel great about them, a program on the rise. I like it a lot, just kind of everywhere it’s headed.”
The eventual winner will have shown Durojaiye they can provide him with what he feels is most important for his college football career.
“Having a chance to play early, things like that,” Durojaiye said. “Having a chance to reach all my goals both on and off the field.”
The Gamecocks have two defensive linemen committed for their 2022 class. Two other defensive linemen they had offered committed elsewhere last weekend with D’Andre Martin choosing Virginia Tech and Davin Jackson opting for NC State.