New South Carolina head coach Will Muschamp and defensive coordinator Travaris Robinson apparently brought their Auburn recruiting notes with them to Columbia.
On Monday, the Gamecocks coaches contacted defensive back Jamarcus King (6-1, 180) of Coffeyville Community College in Kansas and offered him a scholarship. King was recruited by Muschamp while he was defensive coordinator at Auburn.
A native of Eight Mile, Ala., King will take an official visit to USC this weekend.
“I feel like I can fit in,” said King, who is being recruited as a cornerback. “He (Muschamp) and T-Rob (Robinson) have been together for a long time and I feel like they can get something going. Coach Robinson is a great coach, great personality and he’s a super personality.”
King has also taken official visits to Auburn, Baylor and Arkansas. He’s not sure he’ll take a fifth visit, but if he does it likely will be to Miami. King is a mid-year graduate with three years to play two. He does not have a favorite. If he doesn’t take the fifth visit, he’ll likely make his decision soon after the USC visit.
Arkansas is coming into visit him Tuesday, and he said Muschamp and Robinson are planning to make an in-home visit with his family this week.
King earned all-conference honors this season after totaling 37 tackles with six tackles for loss, three interceptions and 10 passes defended. He is considered one of the nation’s top junior college prospects for the 2016 class.