Defensive MVP Still Committed; Still Thinking

Matt Raysor, who won the South Carolina Defensive MVP award at the Shrine Bowl Saturday, is currently committed to the Gamecocks, but the Tigers are doing their best to get the superstar defensive tackle. After a week at the Shrine Bowl, are the Tigers making progress with the Bamberg standout?

DT Matt Raysor
6-4, 275, 4.8
Bamberg Erhardt High School
Bamberg, South Carolina

According to one of the South Carolina Shine Bowl defensive coaches, Raysor has the biggest upside of any of the defensive tackles on the South Carolina team. Raysor was able to battle the flu and the cold weather Saturday to win the South Carolina Defensive MVP award.

"I had a headache. Everything time I coughed my chest hurt. I think I had the flu. I slept all day today."

Raysor enjoyed the opportunity to play with the best in the state in front of such a large crowd. "It was real exciting. There were a lot of people there. I wasn't use to playing in front of that many people. I really enjoyed playing with all those great players."

Clemson commitment Courtney Vincent spent a good bit of time this week trying to convince the prize recruit that he should be listening to Tiger Rag next season, not 2001. "Courtney Vincent talked to me a lot about Clemson this week," stated the prize recruit.

Did the conversations with Vincent have any impact on his decision? "I truly don't know," said Raysor.

Raysor will take official visits to both Palmetto state programs and the visits will be the key to where he plays next season. "I'm still committed to South Carolina right now. I'll take my visits and see what happens."

We will continue to keep you updated on this outstanding defensive lineman from South Carolina, right up through signing day 2004. Top Stories