DB Yusuf Corker of Stockbridge, GA spent Friday at USC with his mother and the visit pushed the Gamecocks back ahead of Tennessee on his favorites list.
“The visit was for my mom,” Corker said. “I wanted her to see the place because I like South Carolina. And I wanted to stay the night and spend time with the players and with Will Muschamp..”
Corker said he got about 30 minutes with Muschamp on Friday before he had to leave for another engagement and the Gamecocks head coach spelled out his need for him.
“They really need corners for this year,” he said. “It’s a great opportunity. They are on the come up. They are taking six DBs in this class and I’m they want because I can play safety, corner and nickel.”
Corker and his mom toured the campus and also spent a lot of time with defensive coordinator and secondary coach Travaris Robinson.
“She liked it, she really did,” said Corker who also has taken his mom to Auburn, Georgia Tech and Duke. And while she spent Friday night at the hotel, he stayed with some players at 650 Lincoln.
The Corkers left Columbia around Noon on Saturday and Yusuf said he nearly made a commitment before departing.
“Tennessee was the favorite after I visited there and now USC is the favorite,” he said. Coach T-Rob explained why South Carolina is the best school for me. The best part was that Tennessee has many defensive backs and South Carolina will only have eight after the ones leave this year. Coming to South Carolina I have a better chance of starting than going to Tennessee. I came real close to committing. I have a cousin (WR Wallace Corker) who is going to go to camp at South Carolina this summer and I want to wait and see what happens with him. I’m kind of looking at other schools but South Carolina has a pretty good lead.”
Those other schools are Tennessee, Duke North Carolina and Vanderbilt, all schools he has visited. Corker said Robinson plans to visit scout him when his spring practice starts May 2nd.