QB Martay Mattox (6-1 185) of Athens is down to USC and Maryland and plans to announce his decision very soon. "I decided to announce my commitment between May 14 and 17," said Mattox. "That's sort of a random date, I know, but it's at the end of the spring evaluation period. I'm pretty confident in what I want to do so it's time to decide."
Mattox has visited USC several times and but has not yet been to Maryland. "I won't visit (Maryland) before I decide," he said, "but I do feel like I know them pretty well. I talk to them a lot and know a lot about them."
He says he has not made up his mind as of yet and will do so by next week. Even should he commit to USC, he does plan to take his visit to College Park. "I think I would still go up there if I choose South Carolina just to see what it's like," said Mattox.
Distance to home is also unimportant to him. He said, "On the one hand it would be nice to stay close to home but on the other, it would be nice to go away. I'm not one of those guys that distance is going to factor into my decision."
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He says both schools are even at this time.