"I am still committed to South Carolina," Cecil Stallings said. "I don't know the new staff real well yet, but I feel like they are good coaches. I know Coach (Will) Muschamp doesn't play when it comes to defense. I know he's a great defensive coach. I just want to be sure I am making the right decision before signing day gets here."
Another SEC school has been in touch with Stallings throughout the process and hopes to have him visit the campus officially this weekend.
"Mississippi State has been talking to me for a while," Stallings said. "Coach (David) Turner has been visiting with me and telling me about their program. He told me that they need some defensive ends. He came to see me at the school before the holiday break and he told me that he wanted me to go down there and visit."
Before the Bulldogs can roll out the Maroon carpet, Stallings has some paperwork to handle.
"I am working on getting everything settled with the clearinghouse, so I can get there this weekend," Stallings explained. "This is my first official visit, so I am excited about it. I am probably going to be flying down there, but I have to check with my aunt to be sure."
Starkville is not the only SEC city, Stallings plans to see before making his college selection final on National Signing Day.
"I am trying to get everything set up to visit Ole Miss later this month," Stallings said. "I am planning to visit South Carolina too. I am ready to get down there and see the new staff and see what all they have planned."
While change is inevitable in college football, Stallings is hopeful that he can forge some fast relationships in the final weeks of the process. With signing day three weeks away, the talented defensive end admits to being a little anxious.
"It's a big decision." Stallings said. "Just when you think you have it all figured out something changes. I want to take the visits and then see which of these schools is the best one for me and my future. I am not sure when I will know what I am going to do for sure. I know I am signing on February 3rd, so I have some time to figure everything out."