USC and Miami are the current favorites of junior DB Rashard Causey of Fort Lauderdale and he's flying to Columbia Friday to spend the weekend with the Gamecocks. Causey is not ready to make a final decision.
"I have the same feeling between the two," he said, "but if I had to choose, I would choose South Carolina. I like their defensive style and one of my best friends, Skai Moore, plays for them and it would be nice to play with him again." Causey plans to make a decision before his senior season.
This will be his second trip to USC. He stopped by in July while making a tour of several schools. USC recruiter Grady Brown was down to check on Causey recently and he says the two talk every day, as he does with his Miami recruiter.
"We talk about the basic stuff," he said of Brown. "He tells me about the defense and where I would fit in. I play corner and they are not taking that may corners."
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Pittsburgh and Penn State are Causey's most recent offers. Some of his others are UCLA, Florida, Florida State, NC State, Wake Forest, Vanderbilt, Tennessee, Notre Dame, West Virginia and Arkansas.
This season Causey 40 solo tackles, 3 interceptions and 2 sacks.