Center Sedee Keita of Philadelphia made his official visit to South Carolina over the weekend, the first of at last four official visits he plans to take, and the Gamecocks made a positive impression on him.
“He really enjoyed it and can definitely see himself there,” said assistant coach Josh Scraba of Putnam Science Academy in Connecticut, where Keita is a student. “He enjoyed the football game and thought it was a nice little town. He thinks he fits the system well and sees immediate playing time. He had a good time relating with the head coach and he thinks he can play for the coaching staff.”
Keita echoed the words of his assistant coach.
“I really liked the campus and I liked the strength and conditioning coaches,” he said. “I feel like I would fit in the program pretty good. I like their playing style. They give their bigs freedom to make plays.”
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Keita said he doesn’t have a favorite right now and location, as in distance from home, is not a factor.
“Whatever the best fit is,” he said.
Keita (6-10) has three more definite visits planned. He will go to Providence Oct. 16 and will also take visits to Temple and Penn State. He is considering LSU and UNLV for a possible fifth visit. Coaches from Providence are scheduled to be at his school today.
Keita plans to sign in November.