RB CJ Freeman of Greensboro received a late night phone call Thursday. It was from a recruiter at Washington State, someone he knew from the coach's days at Michigan. And the call resulted in another offer for Freeman who rushed for 2000 yards and 28 touchdowns in a championship season in 2014.
Freeman also has offers from USC, Virginia Tech, West Virginia and Wake Forest. At one time, he had USC and Virginia Tech together at the top of his list, but right now he has not single favorite though he views USC, Virginia Tech, Auburn, West Virginia and Washington State as his top five from the schools showing him the most interest.
Freeman attended USC's junior day in January and he will be back in Columbia for another junior day and spring practice March 28th.
"South Carolina has definitely showed me they want me," Freeman said. "Coach Sands told me I'm a top priority back, a game changer as a running back. We talk daily. He's one of my favorite recruiters as of right now. I feel comfortable at South Carolina. It's a really good place. I like how they are on me, on me hard."
Freeman has also visited Virginia Tech, Duke, Wake Forest, Auburn and Georgia Tech. He plans to visit West Virginia and Vanderbilt soon and will go out to Washington State this summer.
Freeman said he will be joined on his next visit to USC by his cousin, Simeon Gatling, who is a junior cornerback from Greensboro and who is also getting strong interest from the Gamecocks. Gatling also has a Clemson offer.
Freeman said he will graduate early so he will make his decision during the football season.