South Florence QB LaNorris Sellers had a magical senior season. He led the Bruins to their first state championship. He was a finalist for Mr. Football. And he was one of the MVPs for South Carolina in the Shrine Bowl victory.
Along the way, Sellers committed to Syracuse, and for the longest time he seemed settled in with the Orange. But South Carolina came a calling during the season, and when the Gamecocks offered, Sellers suddenly had a decision on his hands.
He returned home from Spartanburg Saturday night and did not conduct any in home visits that night or Sunday. However, he said he talked or texted with practically every member of the USC staff Saturday, including new offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Dowell Loggains.
Sellers said the Gamecock commitments on the Shrine Bowl were on him pretty hard during the week, and they are part of the reason he’s giving the Gamecocks strong consideration.
“Just the players really,” Sellers said. “I was around a lot of them this week (at the Shrine Bowl). And still talking to the coaches. Coach Loggains was telling me about his experience with other quarterbacks. He’s learned from other quarterbacks the strengths and weaknesses of quarterbacks, and he uses it to put into all the quarterbacks he has now and builds around them.”
Sellers also talked with Syracuse offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Jason Beck during the week. Beck is doing the best he can to keep Sellers in the fold.
“I’m feeling pretty good,” he said. “I’m still thinking about all the stuff and not trying to stress over it. I’d six or seven (on strength of Syracuse commitment). ” think I’m just going to sign the papers and send them off Wednesday and announce it Friday. We are going to do something at the school (at 11:30 AM).
For the season, Sellers accounted for 4286 yards and 67 touchdowns, 45 of them through the air.