South Carolina fans on Saturday left an impression on junior offensive lineman Zack Bailey.
Bailey (6-5, 307) attended the USC-Clemson game and liked what he saw.
"They have a spectacular atmosphere," he said. "The people and the fans are crazy. USC played well. Their coaches are really nice and it's in the middle of Columbia so it's big."
His other two visits this season were to Clemson and Florida State. Bates liked both programs.
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"I liked the atmosphere at Clemson," he said. "The people were really nice and it's a classy school. FSU was awesome. I went to their spring game. I got to meet their coaches. It's a peaceful town and they have a nice stadium."
The four-star prospect's offers include USC, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, North Carolina, Georgia Tech, Tennessee and The Citadel with interest from Auburn, Georgia and Oregon.
"I plan on visiting Auburn and Georgia this off-season," Bailey said. "I would like to see LSU if I can. I want to check out their facilities."
Though he does not have any favorites, Bailey did say, "I grew up in Washington (state) so I was a big Oregon Ducks fan."