The recruiting momentum for the USC football team lost a little steam Sunday afternoon when SAF Cameron Upshaw (6-3 185) of Perry, FL announced a decommitment. Upshaw committed to the Gamecocks on June 12th choosing them over Florida State, Maryland, Arkansas and Nebraska. He made an official visit to USC June 10th and that was his only official visit of the summer.
“After many conversations with family, friends and mentors, I’ve decided to de-commit from the University of South Carolina,” Upshaw wrote on Twitter. “This is a once in a lifetime opportunity and I look forward to doing things the right way.”
When reached for a deeper explanation about his decommitment, Upshaw responded via Direct Message:
“South Carolina is still an option and as of right now I don’t have any other schools talking to me. I just want to commit how I had originally planned to, commit during a big home game pep rally, probably the second or third home game.”
Asked if he might announce again for USC, Upshaw responded, “More than likely.” And are the Gamecock coaches on board with this? “Oh yeah, for sure.”
The Gamecocks have two other safety commitments in the 2023 class in Zabhari Sandy and Jalon Kilgore. Upshaw’s defection leaves them with 13 commitments.
Other offers for Upshaw include Penn State, Louisville, West Virginia, Mississippi State, Iowa, Cincinnati, Virginia and Michigan State. Last season he had 52 tackles with one interception.