Defensive back Keisean Nixon of Arizona Western College made his first trip to South Carolina over the weekend for an official visit and the Gamecocks remain in a good place with him, though he did not commit.
“I didn’t want leave,” he said on Twitter after the visit wrapped up.
Nixon (6-0, 200) is still considering other schools for visits, but none have been scheduled. He will not announce a decision until the mid-year signing period begins Dec. 17.
“It went cool,” Nixon said of his visit. “The game atmosphere and the city (stood out). They need help in their secondary and feel like I can come in and make it happen, so we’ll see how it goes with my recruitment. Come in and play right away. I’m high on them but I’m high on other schools, too.”
Nixon, who is a native of Compton, Calif., was joined on the visit by his mother. He also has offers from Mississippi State, Missouri, Oregon and Arizona State.
Green wraps up visit
Defensive lineman William Green of Albany, Ga., made an official visit to USC over the weekend and he could eventually sign with the Gamecocks. He made the visit knowing he will first have to attend junior college, and part of his visit with Will Muschamp was about those plans.
“Had a good time, I enjoyed myself with my family and just went up there and had fun,” Green said. “I like how their fans support their team. I talked with coach [Lance] Thompson and we talked about a plan they have for me. I have to do one year of junior college and then I’ll make my decision. I won’t make my decision until after I get done with junior college.”
Green (6-6, 290) said the plan laid out for him by Thompson and Muschamp is for him to enroll in January at Jones County Junior College in Mississippi. He would play the 2017 season there and graduate the next summer. Green said he did not commit to the Gamecocks on the visit and will still go through the recruiting process at the junior college.
“I’m still going to be open for recruiting but they are number one right now,” he said. “They like how I can change the line of scrimmage and penetrate and mess up the plays.”
Green said he had 32 tackles and three sacks this season at Westover High. He had 56 tackles with two sacks as a junior.
Green said he’s also hearing from Mississippi State, Louisville, Georgia and Georgia Southern.