South Carolina felt like home for Triglia

Bolles School (Jacksonville, FL) two-star tight end Mike Triglia picked up an offer from South Carolina Head Coach Steve Spurrier at the conclusion of his official visit to USC on Sunday afternoon, and the sleeper tight end prospect committed to the Gamecocks on the spot. Read inside for all the details.

The 6'4", 230 pound tight end says Spurrier laid everything out for him during their one-on-one meeting on Sunday afternoon.

"We just talked about football," Triglia said. "We talked about how this recruiting class is big because we want to have the first SEC Championship that South Carolina has ever had. We talked about that a lot and that was a big part in my decision. How much I liked the school, the atmosphere and all the coaches, and how good of a coach, Coach Spurrier is were (also) some of the main reasons I committed."

Triglia, who chose USC over offers from Georgia Tech, Illinois, Wake Forest, and Ole Miss among others, says his comfort level with new tight ends coach Ray Rychleski also played a big part in his decision to join the Gamecocks.

"We hung out all the time, at dinner, lunch, on the bus, just everywhere. He's a great football coach, and I'm glad to be with him because he knows a lot about tight ends. He put three tight ends in the NFL at Maryland, and I just think he's a great coach and I can't wait to play under him."

Triglia's player host was Pat DiMarco, who also hails from the Sunshine State. Triglia says DiMarco was a great host, but the fact he is also a Florida native did not play a big role in his decision.

"He was an awesome guy. He just talked about how much he loves this place, but that (he was from Florida) didn't really make that big a difference. I know that wherever you go it's the people that make it."

The Bolles School tight end says it was the people around the USC program that ultimately helped him feel at home in Columbia.

"When you go on these visits you get a feeling, and I got the feeling that this is the place."

Triglia also had a message for the Gamecock Nation.

"I'm ready to be a Gamecock. I'm ready to be up there July 5 and begin to put work in."

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