Jacoby Brissett has eliminated South Carolina from the list of schools that he is considering.
The Dwyer (Fla.) quarterback seemed to have legitimate interest in the Gamecocks over the last few weeks. However, that all changed last week when USC received the commitment of Bergen Catholic (N.J.) quarterback Tanner McEvoy.
Bleacherreport.com is among those who have reported that Brissett had eliminated the Gamecocks, narrowing his focus to Florida, Miami, Washington and Wisconsin. North Carolina could also become a player in his recruitment.
Despite the growth McEvoy needs to develop into an SEC quarterback, it was always going to be unlikely that the Gamecocks would land both players. More than at any other position, the decisions of quarterbacks hinge greatly on the moves of their peers.
Brissett, a dual-sport standout also seeking the chance to play basketball, is a higher-rated prospect, but McEvoy has loads of potential.
If he doesn’t pan out as a quarterback, McEvoy could become a receiver in the mold of Texas A&M’s Ryan Tannehill, who started his college career at receiver and then stepped in to become a quarterback in 2010.