Sidney Rice of Gaffney (SC) pulled the trigger on Gamecock commitment last fall. Rumor after rumor have been swirling around the Internet that his commitment might not hold up until Signing Day. TheInsiders.com caught up with Rice to talk about the rumors and what he's been up to this summer.
"I've been working and playing some basketball. I didn't go to any (football) camps. I've just been too busy. I'm looking forward to playing (football) this year."
Is Rice still a solid commitment to the Gamecocks and how sure is he?
"I'm still real sure about going to Carolina. I've got like 200 letters (from other colleges) but I haven't even open them."
What made him decide on the Gamecocks?
"I thought it would be a good place to play. It's close to home. They told me I could start right away. They (coaches) are nice, easy to get along with, and honest."
The 6-foot-4, 185-pound wide receiver has an outstanding 37-inch vertical jump and he also has very deceptive speed (4.6 forty-yard dash). He is a playmaker without question. Rice tallied up 735 yards on 38 receptions and tacked on 11 touchdowns.
Academics aren't an issue with an excellent 3.0 grade point average.
Rice has received offers from South Carolina, South Carolina State, Tennessee, and Syracuse. Dave Deguglielmo is recruiting Rice for the Gamecocks.
TheInsiders.com ranks him the 10th best prospect in the state of South Carolina.
TheInsiders.com will keep you updated on Sidney Rice's status throughout his senior season.
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