Tight end Kevin Rainey (6-3 210) of Yulee, FL visited USC Wednesday along with one of his coaches and left Columbia with the Gamecocks still out in front for his services.
"It was a great experience," Rainey said. "Everything about it I liked. We toured the campus and I talked with some players. They showed me a good time."
Rainey spent much of his time with recruiters Steve Spurrier Jr. and Jay Graham. He also met with Steve Spurrier in his office before departing.
"He said he can't wait to get me up there and he's glad to have me," Rainey said.
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Rainey admitted he nearly committed to Spurrier before leaving.
"I was kind of close," he said. "He knows I'm strongly interested. I mentioned it. But I'm going to check out Miami next Thursday. South Carolina is out front but Miami is catchup up. I'm going to give them a good, hard look."
Rainey will spend next Thursday through Saturday at Miami. This Saturday he will visit Georgia.
He plans to make a decision shortly after his Miami visit.