DE Arden Key of Atlanta said Wednesday he still considers himself committed to USC but he won't make a final decision until Signing Day. And that decision will come down between the Gamecocks and Georgia. Right now he considers his decision a 50-50 proposition between the two SEC East rivals.
"I'm still committed to South Carolina and it's now between them and Georgia," Key said. "LSU is not in the mix no more."
Key will take his official visit to USC January 23rd and his trip to Georgia will be the final weekend before Signing Day. He said he will also take officials to LSU January 16th and Miami January 19th because he had made plans with those schools to visit, but the decision is whether to stick with the Gamecocks or flip to Georgia.
"I've been looking into their program," Key said of Georgia, "and I just decided that it was going to be between Georgia and South Carolina."
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USC coaches Lorenzo Ward and Deke Adams have been in to see Key as have his Georgia recruiters. He's expecting Steve Spurrier and Mark Richt to make their in person visits sometime next week.
Key said all the talk about Spurrier's future and the job security of Ward and Adams as not affect him in the least. "Nobody's going nowhere," he said.
Key originally committed to USC in June of 2013 along with close friend Wesley Green, a freshman defensive back with the Gamecocks. He decommitted three months later then recommitted to the Gamecocks last June.