Saunders Ready For USC Visit

Riverside (Durham, NC) 4-star tight end Weslye Saunders has narrowed his list of favorites down to North Carolina and South Carolina. After enjoying his visit to Chapel Hill last weekend, Saunders is set to make his official visit to Columbia this weekend to see what Coach Steve Spurrier and the Gamecocks have to offer. Read inside for full story.

The 6'5, 270 pound Saunders, who is rated the #17 tight end in the country by, is looking forward to several aspects of his USC visit this weekend.

"I'm visiting South Carolina this weekend," said Saunders. "I'm looking forward to meeting up with Coach Spurrier and all those guys. I want to get a feel for the city down there and check out the academics that South Carolina has to offer."

Saunders, who visited USC unofficially for their game against Tennessee in late October, will have the opportunity to hang out with a couple of his good friends this weekend in Columbia.

"Yeah, Mark Barnes should be there, and another one of my friends, Jason Barnes, from Charlotte Independence will be making the trip down with me also."

When asked about his visit to North Carolina last weekend, the standout jumbo athlete had only positive things to say about his time in Chapel Hill.

"It went pretty good. I talked with Coach Hagen, the tight ends coach, and I talked with Butch Davis a lot. We checked up on academics with an academic advisor, and everything went real well."

Saunders said that he has no favorite between his two finalists entering into his visit this weekend, but he hopes to have an idea of his college destination after making the trip to Columbia.

"I hope so. I'll talk it over with my family a little bit and see what happens from there."

Saunders, who is set to announce his college choice at a school banquet on February 5, said his final decision will come down to a gut feeling and where he feels the most comfortable.

"I've been doing my research on the academics at both of these schools, so that's not a factor. I don't think there's a bad choice either way, but I'm just going to be going with my gut feeling and the comfort level I have with the school that I choose."

Stay tuned to for all the latest on this Tar Heel State standout.

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