"I've been talking a lot to both North Carolina and South Carolina," Tapley said. "I've got official visits scheduled to both of them -- North Carolina on December 16th and South Carolina for the 15th of January."
Tapley, 6-feet and 180 pounds, was previously listing Miami as a possible visit destination but that no longer seems to be the case after teammate Louis Nix switched his commitment from Miami to Notre Dame last week.
"I am not dealing with Miami right now," he said. "I think they have a pretty good program but I'm no longer interested in going there. No further comment."
The standout wide receiver prospect said he remains committed to the SEC program and talked about what he likes about them.
"South Carolina leads because I am committed to them and they got a good program and it's a good opportunity for me," he said.
Tapley said he received an in-home visit from a South Carolina coach recently and he talked about that.
"Coach Spurrier Jr., the receiving coach of South Carolina, came over and we talked about recruiting and how they need me and want me in the slot position. He told me that I have a good opportunity and I will get my high school number 9 and the academics are good."
Tapley, who points to playing time as the top factor in his decision, talked about his senior season that ended a few weeks ago.
"I did pretty good," he said. "I had 607 yards, 33 catches, 11 touchdowns, and 3 interceptions on defense."