One of the top safety prospects on the USC board will be among the 13 scheduled official visitors to Columbia this weekend.
Cameron Upshaw (6-3 185) of Perry, FL will be coming in with his parents for his second detailed look at the program.
He also made an unofficial visit with his parents in late January.
Upshaw has narrowed his focus to USC, Maryland, Arkansas, Nebraska and Florida State. Going into this weekend. two from that group are at the top of his list.
“It’s between them (USC) and Maryland, they are tied for number one,” Upshaw said. “It’s because of how hard the (USC) coaches have been recruiting me and the plan they have for me when I get there. Not just football, they plan to make me a big time SEC safety, but outside of football, they plan on building as a man to where I can succeed in life after football.”
USC secondary coach Torrian Gray has been the front man for the Gamecocks in the recruiting of Upshaw. But head coach Shane Beamer has stepped up his involvement, and that has impressed Upshaw.
“They are recruiting me hard. Since they offered me, they have been recruiting me hard,” Upshaw said. “Recently, they got Coach Beamer to step in on recruiting me, so he’s been recruiting me. He told me he liked the way I played the game and can’t wait to get me up there. That really stood out to me. You got the head coach recruiting you, that’s big.”
Upshaw is scheduled for official visits to Arkansas and Maryland the next two weekends. He also plans an unofficial visit to Florida State on June 16th. He said official visits to Nebraska and Florida State could take place during the season, though as of now, he plans to announce his commitment August 26th prior to his team’s first big home game.