Top OL Takes In USC Junior Day

One of the top offensive line prospects in the state of South Carolina attended USC's junior day this past weekend, and the Palmetto State standout enjoyed his time in Columbia. Where do the Gamecocks stand now with this top in-state target? Read inside to find out.

Pelion (SC) offensive tackle Dalton Freeman, who measures in at an impressive 6'6 and 270 pounds, talked about his visit to USC over the weekend.

"It went really well," said Freeman. "I got a chance to meet all the coaches and meet a couple players from my area. We toured the facilities and saw some of their equipment. I spoke with every one of the coaches, and they wanted me to know how interested they are. They think it would be a good fit for me to come to Carolina."

The Gamecocks gave Freeman a lot to think about during his time on the USC campus, but the long time Clemson lean still favors the Tigers in the race for his services.

"I was impressed with them. Every school's going to have their positives and negatives, but I'd say they made a pretty positive impact on me. I'd say if I had to pick a favorite, Clemson would still be my favorite, but I'm going to keep all my options open."

Freeman, who is being recruited by Coach Robert Gillespie for the Gamecocks, shared what factors are important to him when looking at a school.

"The coaching staff is really important, I've got to be able to get along with them and stuff. Where I feel at home and where I feel comfortable as far as the school is concerned is important to me too. I want to play for a big time program and for a team that's going to win a lot of games and hopefully a conference championship and national championship."

While the Tigers are currently the team to beat for Freeman, the standout offensive lineman said not to expect a decision from him anytime soon.

"I'm going to ride it out for a little while until I know the time's right. I'm just going to make sure the time's right when I decide to commit."

Freeman closed by sharing his thoughts on his upcoming senior season.

"We should be really good. We've got just about everybody on offense coming back. Our goal is definitely to win the state championship. Our goal all last year was to win the region championship, and of course the goal in the back of our mind was to win the state. We won the region, so we're going to focus on winning state this year. Hopefully it'll come true if we work hard."

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