Dorman OT Markee Anderson has been a frequent visitor to USC since last year. He visited for a junior day in January and is headed back to Columbia Tuesday morning to watch practice and sit in on some team meetings. Based on his own memory and calculations, this will be at least the sixth visit to USC for Anderson.
Gamecock head coach Shane Beamer and offensive line coach Greg Adkins have continued to show Anderson the strongest interest possible. The Gamecocks were the first to offer him back in September of 2020, before Beamer and Adkins arrived on the scene.
“I’ve been talking with Coach Adkins a lot, and Coach Beamer,” Anderson said. “They just keep telling me to do what I’m doing and keep improving.”
At this point, Anderson said he’s not sure if he’ll return to USC for the spring game April 16th.
Last month Anderson made a visit to Clemson to watch the Tigers practice. It was the only visit he took in March. Clemson offensive line coach Thomas Austin has made Anderson one of his priority targets since taking over the job from Robbie Caldwell.
“It was a great experience going down there and seeing how they practice and all that,” Anderson said. “I love seeing Coach Austin out there coaching. Whenever his players do something wrong, he’s not fussing, he’s not yelling, he just tells them what they need to do better.”
Anderson is going to visit North Carolina Saturday. He also has set his first official visit to LSU June 17th. He said it’s likely USC and Clemson will get an official visit.
Anderson said he does not have a favorite and is not close to being able to narrow down his list.
“I’m going to leave it open for a while, see what happens in the long run.”
Some of his other offers are Auburn, LSU, Georgia State, Washington, West Virginia, Arkansas, Virginia Tech, Florida State and North Carolina.