South Carolina coach Will Muschamp along with assistants Travaris Robinson and Lance Thompson were knocking on doors and shaking hands in the New Orleans area Monday.
Two stops were to see defensive back Kristian Fulton of Metairie and defensive lineman Stephon Taylor of New Orleans. Their goal, at the least, was to get each lined up for an official visit. They batted .500.
Fulton visited LSU last weekend and is calling the Tigers his favorite right now. He said he "most likely" will take one to USC though no firm date was set. He's scheduled to visit Arkansas this weekend and Florida for Jan. 29. Florida coaches also were in to see him Monday night.
The story is much different with Taylor who has a definite visit set with the Gamecocks for Jan. 29. He went to Texas last weekend and is going to Florida State this weekend. LSU and Oklahoma are in the mix. Taylor does not claim a favorite but one thing is clear, he really likes Muschamp, Robinson and Thompson.
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"I have a great relationship with the coaching staff," Taylor said. "Coach Muschamp has been recruiting me for a long time. Like I've been telling him, I'd like to play for him. If I adapt to it, that will be the place I will be at, if it has what I need and want, and what my parents want."
Taylor said his relationship with Muschamp and the others dates back to their coaching days at Auburn and Florida.
"Coach Muschamp and Coach Thompson, I'm very familiar with them, and Coach T-Rob," he said. "Their plans for me are they want me up there to be ready to train and come in and play as a true freshman. I could play all across the line."
Taylor did not want to identify a favorite but said if everything goes well on the visit USC "will be in my top three, but I'm not going to say I'm going to commit."
Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher and two of his assistants also met with Taylor Monday night. Taylor plans to wait until Signing Day on his decision.