Dorman OT Markee Anderson has probably visited USC more than any other schools recruiting him. Unofficially, his official visit last weekend counted for at least his seventh visit dating back to when he was offered by the Gamecocks in September of 2020. The Gamecocks were the first to offer Anderson and hope to be the last team standing when he announces his commitment decision later this summer.
Anderson knows so much about the USC program, coaches and players, he was able to use his official weekend as a chance to just relax with the crowd and soak it all in. That’s what stood out to him the most.
“Getting back down there to hang out with some of the coaches and players,” Anderson said. ‘Everybody down there is very genuine, very loving and made it kind of feel like home.”
Anderson did meet up with head coach Shane Beamer and offensive line coach Greg Adkins. They see him as a guy who could provide some immediate help on the offensive line as a true freshman in 2023.
“They see me as a tackle when I’m down there, or possibly inside as an interior person as far as football wise,” Anderson said. “They said they like me and my family and they hope to get me down there.”
USC, Clemson, North Carolina and LSU were the four schools Anderson visited in June, and those are the four he will take to the decision line in August.
“This month of July, I plan on chilling and relaxing and thinking of things,” Anderson said. “In August I’ll commit. No specific date, but just sometime in August before the season. I’ll still have my top four. I’m still in contact with all the schools.”
USC and Clemson have both made Anderson a priority target for this class. The Gamecocks have two offensive linemen committed at this point and the Tigers have one.