Auguste Breaks Down The Recruiting Process

Chaminade (Hollywood, FL) cornerback Akeem Auguste is one of the top overall prospects in the Sunshine State this year. The 4-star prospect has drawn scholarship offers from several of the top programs in the country, including the South Carolina Gamecocks. Where does USC stand with this elite cornerback prospect? Read inside to find out.

Akeem Auguste, who measures in at 5'11, 180 pounds, led his Chaminade team to a state championship in 2005, and they are off to another solid start this season.

"(Our season) is going pretty good. We're 4-2 right now. I'm not sure of my stats, but I'm doing pretty good."

The premiere defensive back had previously named a top four of Florida, Florida State, South Carolina, and Auburn, but he has now put the recruiting process to the backburner in an effort to focus more on his academics.

"No, I'm not really (focusing on the recruiting process). I'm worrying about my grades right now. I'm trying to get my grades together and focus on my tests and my SAT."

Auguste, who has been timed at 4.4 seconds in the forty yard dash, commented on where the Gamecocks currently stand with him.

"They're up there, but I'm still open. I feel like I can play there, like I can really come in and make a big impact. I could play special teams, and return a little bit and do the things that I like to do."

The talented Sunshine State prospect is familiar with the Gamecocks need for cornerbacks, and he stated that the USC coaches have expressed the potential for him to see early playing time if he were to come to South Carolina.

"They've got a freshman starter right now, and then Fred Bennett is going to be gone after this year, so they're treating me like they really need me."

Auguste also stated that he has developed a good relationship with his Gamecock recruiter.

"Robert Gillespie is my recruiter. He's a cool guy. I know where he comes from and stuff, and we've got some of the same attributes."

Since he is currently focusing on his academics, Auguste has yet to take any recruiting visits, but he is planning on visiting Columbia, SC in November to see what all the Gamecocks have to offer.

"We don't have a date set up yet, but it's most likely going to be sometime in November. I‘m looking forward to it."

Auguste currently claims no timeframe for a decision, but he does know of several factors that will play an important role in his college choice.

"Playing time is really important, my family, and the coaches."

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