TE Isaac Nauta of Buford, GA has set December 15th for his announcement date. He's deciding between USC, Florida State, Ole Miss and Georgia. Nauta was at USC for the Georgia game and he's planning a return trip for the South Alabama game. He also saw the Gamecocks at Auburn.
USC recruiter GA Mangus is keeping in touch with Nauta and trying to sell him him on the Gamecocks' heavy use of the tight end.
"He sent me some stats on the tight ends that 75 % of their plays are with two tight ends and 91% are with one tight end in the game," Nauta said. "He's just showing me that they always have a tight end on the field."
Nauta is going to try to make the Auburn-Georgia and Mississippi State-Ole Miss games. He was at Florida State for the Clemson and Notre Dame games and won't make it back to Tallahassee this season. That won't quell the internet speculation that Nauta will choose the Seminoles.
"I've been there twice and I've expressed that I like them a lot, but I haven't decided yet and don't know what I'm going to do," he said. "I wouldn't say I'm wide open. I'm trying to narrow down the pros and cons between the four and then it's just a gut feeling. "
Nauta missed much of the season with a broken foot but is now healthy and back playing.