South Carolina head coach Will Muschamp and defensive coordinator Travaris Robinson met Tuesday with defensive end Jacoby Hill (6-foot-3, 220 pounds) of Atlanta. Muschamp offered Hill soon after taking the Gamecocks' job and Hill has had USC at the top of his list since then.
"I actually tried to commit when I first received the offer but they wanted me to wait until I come up to the visit the school," Hill said. "Coach Muschamp said he didn't want me to commit until I visited the school. It was my first big SEC offer. Going into my junior season, I sat down with my coaches and talked about which schools I would go to automatically if I got their offer and South Carolina was one of them."
Hill further explained why he likes the Gamecocks.
"My idol (Jadeveon Clowney) went there and I pretty much like what they have going on," he said. "It's an SEC school, a Power Five school and very good competition."
Hill visited Memphis last weekend and is looking at going to Mississippi State this weekend. The Bulldogs have just come back in on him and he's waiting on an offer.
Despite his strong feelings for USC right now however, Hill identifies with Memphis as his leader.
"Memphis leads because they have been consistent," Hill said. "When I went on my visit, I felt like it was home basically. It was more than just football."
Hill is scheduled to visit South Carolina on Jan. 29.
He had 24 sacks over the past two seasons along with 147 tackles.