A second official visitor from this past weekend at USC has come forward with a public commitment announcement. LB Grayson “Pup” Howard (6-3 223) of Jacksonville joins WR CJ Adams of Mableton, GA as weekend visitors who committed to Shane Beamer. Beamer put out a pair of commitment alerts on Sunday.
Howard and the Gamecocks have had a long recruiting history, and by his own estimation he made nine visits to the campus during the process. He also took official visits to Florida and Georgia. His final four schools were USC, Clemson, Georgia, Florida and Texas A&M.
In his announcement video, Howard said he was looking for a school that wasn’t too far from his home.
“A place where I can grow and create change and create history is real big for me, and bring guys up with you,” Howard said. “I’m looking for a place that has the fans, that has the support system, and has the energy to uplift, and this place does it from every single aspect. Love is definitely the word for this place.”
“I knew this place has what I wanted and what I needed,” Howard continued. “At that exact moment, I knew this was home.”
Howard had a sensational junior season with 157 total tackles, 14 tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks and 2 interceptions. He gives the Gamecocks 11 commitments for the class and is the first linebacker to jump on board.
USC 2023 commitments:
JUDGE COLLIER CB 6-1 190 LEGION COLLEGIATE
GRAYSON HOWARD LB 6-3 223 JACKSONVILLE
TROVON BAUGH OT 6-4 315 ATLANTA
ISAIAH JATTA OT 6-6 310 SNOW JC, UT
ZABHARI SANDY SAF 6-1 204 WASHINGTON, DC
CAMERON UPSHAW SAF 6-3 175 PERRY, FL
JALON KILGORE SAF 6-2 196 EATONTON, GA
CONNOR COX TE 6-6 227 JACKSONVILLE
KAMRON SANDLIN TE 6-4 210 ANNISTON, AL
KELTON HENDERSON WR 5-11 175 LEHIGH ACRES, FL
CJ ADAMS WR 6-3 210 MABLETON, GA