Will Muschamp's first full class in danger of falling apart by signing day
Will Muschamp’s bread and butter lies within the realm of recruiting.
South Carolina’s head coach is an aggressive, passionate, and potent recruiter. He’s proven it time and time again during his tenures throughout the SEC.
With that said, this current 2017 class may be suffering some crippling blows.
U.S. Army All-American safety Hamsah Nasirildeen had committed to South Carolina in August. Resembling a mini Kam Chancellor, Nasirildeen has the look of a very valuable hybrid linebacker/safety on the next level.
Considered one of the best commits in this USC 2017 class, Nasirildeen just recently flipped his commitment to Florida State. To make matters worse, the Gamecocks may be on the cusp of losing arguably its next-best commitment at this current time.
4-star corner Jamyest Williams is a top-75 player nationally. A feisty and physical player, Williams is among the best at his position within the entire Southeast region.
Attention: I will not be doing any interviews until February 1st after I make my final decision 💯💯™
— Jamyest williams (@Jamy0602) January 23, 2017
South Carolina may have to sweat this next week a bit. Williams — a Georgia native — took an official visit to Athens this past weekend. According to The State, this is what Williams said about the trip:
“This visit affects my decision a bit. It makes it tougher for me. My father and I were evaluating the pros and cons of both programs while we were there. It was a good time. We are going to pray about it and figure out what the best fit is for me.”
Losing Williams this late in the game — particularly to a fellow SEC East school — would be a huge loss for Muschamp and his staff. The reputation of Muschamp as a recruiter could take a hit with the departures of Nasirildeen and potentially Williams. He’s only one of two 4-star recruits verbally committed to the program.
The good news for USC is that Williams will officially visit this weekend. It appears to be the perfect time to shore up this shaky commitment.