Concord, N.C., defensive lineman Rick Sandidge will make his first visit to South Carolina since last football season this weekend.
Sandidge, his parents and younger brother will be in Friday to watch camp and will stay over through Saturday. Sandidge has ties to USC through his mother, who is a graduate, and the Gamecocks have made him a high priority for this recruiting class. He has USC in his top 11 along with North Carolina, Ohio State, NC State, LSU, Virginia Tech, Michigan, Florida State, Florida, Georgia and Miami.
Sandidge is coming off a visit last weekend to Georgia and the Bulldogs gave him plenty to think about.
“I had a good time and got to know the players and the coaches more,” he said. “I have a real good relationship with the coaches, especially with the defensive line coach. He’s the coach I’ve known the longest in my recruiting because he used to coach at North Carolina and UNC was the first school to offer me.”
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Sandidge said he remains in regular contact with Will Muschamp and Bobby Bentley from USC hearing from them every day.
“They are just keeping me updated and stuff like that,” Sandidge said. “They’ve been talking about some the players they have had come through.”
Sandidge also has visited Ohio State and Michigan this summer. He’s not sure when he’ll make his decision.