USC’s recruiting history in the city of Rock Hill is unmatched. Names like Sanford, Clowney, Gilmore, Holloman, Simpson and Dixon (x3) are just a few of the stars whose names have adorned the back of Gamecock uniforms dating to the 1970s. Another Rock Hill product, WR O’Mega Blake is a freshman wide receiver on the team.
This past weekend Shane Beamer and secondary coach Torrian Gray offered yet another prospect from the city, CB Judge Collier (6-1 190) of Legion Collegiate.
Collier was not a heavily recruited prospect prior to Saturday in terms of offers. Wofford, Navy and Air Force comprised his list. Gray had checked on Collier at his school during the evaluation period, and Saturday he performed well enough in camp to earn his biggest offer to date.
“I was ecstatic. That was big,” Collier said. “That was the first Power Five and the first SEC offer. Before that I had Wofford, Naval Academy and Air Force. To get a big SEC offer like that, that’s huge. I went out there in one-on-ones and covered some of the top guys they had out there at receiver and got a lot of reps. I did well in the drills. I had great measurables in the 40-time and broad jump. It was a good day all-around.”
Collier said after the camp Beamer and Gray called him to the side and gave him a tour of the facilities. He, his parents and his cousin then went with Beamer to his office for a conversation and that’s when the offer was delivered. Collier said the coaches explained what they like about him and why he had an offer.
“I’ve got range, I’m long, I performed well and have good ball-skills,” Collier said. “They said some of my best football is yet to come, so they like my potential and what I have to offer.”
Once USC offered, others had to take notice, and Monday Collier landed an offer from Boston College. He has not set any official visits, but he is returning to USC Friday with his mother for an unofficial visit and a chance to look at some academic things. Collier said with the offer the Gamecocks are in a strong spot with him.
“Especially being from Rock Hill, a South Carolina offer, that’s big,” Collier said. “They are heavy in the picture right now.”
At this point, Collier said he does not have a timeline on a commitment decision.