Commings "shocked" by USC/Georgia game

Westside (Augusta, GA) 3-star WR/DB Sanders Commings is one of the top athletes in the Peach State's class of 2008, and the versatile playmaker was on hand last Saturday in Athens, GA to watch South Carolina and Georgia, two of his favorite schools, face off. Read inside for Commings' comments on that game, as well as his thoughts on his upcoming visit to Columbia this weekend.


The 6'2", 196 pound Commings has tripped to Athens each of the last two weekends, and he shared his thoughts on those visits, including his impressions of South Carolina's road victory over the Bulldogs this past Saturday.

"I went to Georgia the past two weekends. They were nice trips. I liked them," said Commings. "I saw Georgia play South Carolina last weekend, and it was actually a shock to me. I thought Georgia had the better team, according to the press and everybody, but South Carolina played the better game."

Commings, who is also a star baseball player, is now gearing up for a visit to South Carolina this weekend, where he will have the opportunity to learn more about the Gamecocks and meet with the head coaches of both sports he hopes to play.

"I'm going to South Carolina this Saturday. I'm just hoping to look at the team and meet Coach (Steve) Spurrier and Coach (Ray) Tanner, their baseball coach."

According to Commings, the ability to play both football and baseball at the college level is extremely important to him,

"Playing baseball (along with football) is very important to me. If a school tells me I can't (play baseball), then I probably won't go there... South Carolina's said I can play both."

Along with South Carolina and Georgia, the trio of Georgia Tech, Florida and Maryland round out Commings' top five schools, but he is not ready to name his favorites in any order. What Commings does know, however, is that he hopes to have a decision made in the next couple of weeks.

"Hopefully I'll have a decision pretty soon. Hopefully it'll be within the next two weeks. I'm basically going to choose the schools that I fit in at and where I can play baseball."

Commings, who runs a 4.46 second forty yard dash, is currently on the mend after cracking his fibula in the season opener, but he hopes to be back to full speed in two weeks. When asked to describe what type of player he is on the football field, Commings said he gives all out effort and that he possesses the complete package.

"I just go out and give 110-percent. I'd say I have all the tools. I have speed, I can catch, and I can hit."

Commings is being recruited by Coach John Hunt for the Gamecocks, and he said that USC likes him as both a wide receiver and safety.


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