OL John Simpson of of Fort Dorchester took in USC's game with Tennessee along with his freshman teammate QB Dakerion Joyner who already holds a USC offer. Simpson said they left at halftime due to the weather but he was able to get plenty of recruiting work done before the game.
"I had a nice time," Simpson said. "We ate and watched the highlight film. I went on the sideline and talked to some of the players and recruits. I talked to coach Elliot and coach Sands."
USC was the first to offer Simpson and he's gotten plenty of exposure to the program. He camped there last summer and went to two games earlier in the season. He knows the Gamecocks are not having the kind of season expected of them but said that's not impacting his view of the program.
"It doesn't really change how I feel about Carolina," Simpson said. "Wherever I go, I want to make it a better place to watch football. I don't really care about who's winning. It's mostly about academics."
Simpson will not be back for USC's final home game later this month. He will go to Clemson for the Georgia State and USC games. The Tigers are his other offer along with USC. He was at Clemson a couple of weeks back. He's also now drawing interest from Alabama and his recruiter was by the school Friday.
Simpson now has USC and Clemson even at the top of his list. "I'm stuck in between the two," he said. Simpson won't make a decision until after his senior season or as late as the 2016 Signing Day.