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Copiah-Lincoln Community College and Jackson, Mississippi wide receiver Malik Heath (6-foot-3, 210 pounds) made an official visit to South Carolina over the weekend. Heath said the visit went very well for him and the Gamecocks are one of his three finalists at this point.
“It went great for me,” Heath said. “I really liked the coaching staff and the players. The coaches tell you the truth. They told me they need me and stuff like that. Bryan Edwards was my host.”
Before departing, Heath got the chance to talk with Gamecock head coach Will Muschamp and got a good read from him on where he fits in with their plans.
“He said it would be a good fit for me because they are going to need wide receivers,” he said. “He said I’d have a chance to come in and play right away.”
Heath signed with Mississippi State out of high school and he has the Bulldogs and Florida in his final three with the Gamecocks. He is set for an official visit to Florida on September 20.
Heath said he is on track to graduate in December and will have three years to play two.
Last season he caught 28 passes for 333 yards and four touchdowns.
Mission to flip?
Valdosta, Ga., wide receiver Jaheim Bell (6-3 204) made his first official visit of the recruiting process over the weekend to South Carolina. Bell has been a Florida commitment since April but is willing to explore other options at this point. Will Muschamp was recruiting him hard before his commitment and plans to continue his efforts to fllp him.
A family feeling
Woodbridge, Virginia offensive lineman Vershon Lee (6-foot-3, 290 pounds) made his official visit to South Carolina over the weekend. Gamecock freshman offensive lineman Jakai Moore, who is also from Virginia, served as his host and that brought a comfort level for Lee who has worked out in the past with Moore.