Georgia Military coach Burt Williams has brought some clarity to the Brandon Golson saga.
Golson, a linebacker who prepped at Calhoun County, was reported here and other media outlets as committed to South Carolina. But Williams says that didn’t happen.
“He’s never said that,” Williams said. “He vociferously denied that. He said he never told them he was committed.”
Golson has seen other major programs enter the picture, primarily Texas A&M, Arizona and Tennessee.
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“He kind of wanted to see what was out there for him,” Williams explained. “He liked South Carolina and was happy to get the offer. He’s got a good bit of interest from a number of teams. He knew they might fill up. He’s very interested in South Carolina but they’ve got number issues. He wants to get some things to compare them to, but I know for them it’s coming down to numbers. They would like to have Brandon, but they could fill up if he doesn’t do something.”
Williams said Golson is fully aware his USC option is shrinking.
“I’ve explained to him what the dangers are,” the coach said. “They could be full right now, or that could change next week. But it’s totally his decision.”
Golson has visited Texas A&M and plans to visit Arizona.
Williams said he’s hearing from USC recruiter Joe Robinson, and the Gamecocks will continue to monitor Golson, who hopes to be able to graduate in December.
Golson originally signed with USC in the class of 2010 but did not qualify.