Gamecocks football: Muschamp explains recruiting plan, talks young players
Standout Mt. Juliet, Tennessee defensive end Reggie Grimes has a final six of South Carolina, Alabama, Florida State, LSU, Tennessee and Vanderbilt. From those six, he’s settled on official visits with USC, Alabama, Florida State and LSU. Vanderbilt and Tennessee, being within driving distance, will get unofficial visits.
Grimes has set the Gamecocks official visit for June 6 and the one to Alabama for Sept. 21 for the Southern Miss game. Recruiting experts across the Internet are convinced Grimes will follow in his father’s footsteps and go to Alabama. Eventually, that might be the case. But right now, according to Grimes, they are all just spitballing.
“Everyone says that I’m going to Alabama but I haven’t said I’m going to Alabama,” Grimes said. “Our recruiting process is still very open. All these sites that say that I’m going to Alabama, they haven’t in fact talked to me about it because I’ve never said anything like that.”
Which gives hope to the other coaches in hot pursuit, including USC’s Will Muschamp and Bobby Bentley.
“They really have a lot of interest. They came by the school twice this past spring,” Grimes said. “We usually talk every day. I’m talking to someone from South Carolina every day. Can’t wait to see for myself on the official visit.”
Grimes took an unofficial visit to USC in January. He’s also been to Alabama, Tennessee and Florida State unofficially.
Grimes does not have a decision timeline and he won’t sign until February.