Gamecocks make big impression on Streeter

Miami Northwestern (Miami, FL) 4-star wide receiver Tommy Streeter is considered by many to be one of the top receiver prospects in America this recruiting year, and the 6'6", 200 pound playmaker made his official visit to South Carolina over the weekend. Did Streeter enjoy his time in Columbia, and where do the Gamecocks now stand in the race for his services. Read inside to find out.


Streeter, who is rated as the no. 24 wide receiver prospect in the country by Scout.com, said he had a fantastic visit to South Carolina and learned a lot about what the Gamecocks have to offer.

"I liked it a lot. I was hanging out with Emanuel Cook for most of the trip, and he's real cool. I talked with the coaches, and we watched a lot of film so I could see the scheme of what South Carolina likes to do from the wide receiver position," said Streeter. "I spent some time with Coach (Steve) Spurrier Jr., and he showed me some different techniques and things that he teaches his players. We all took a campus tour, and they have some good restaurants. I also had time to hang out with my sister who lives up there. It was a great trip."

The Sunshine State standout had the opportunity to meet one-on-one with Steve Spurrier on his visit, and he enjoyed listening to the Head Ball Coach's vision for the USC program.

"Coach Spurrier told me how their school doesn't have much tradition. Last year they struggled, but they feel like with the recruiting class last year and this year they have a great future. He said he wants me to be a part of that."

Streeter was also intrigued with how Spurrier said he would utilize his talents in the Gamecock offense.

"He was telling me I'd have an opportunity to come in and play. He said they'd like to use me in the red zone area. He showed us how they do all the fades and slants and stuff like that."

Another factor that stood out to Streeter on his trip to Columbia was how much the Gamecocks emphasize academic support for their student athletes.

"I learned how much they take care of the players education-wise. As far as how they help them prepare for classes, that was unbelievable how much help they give with the tutoring and everything."

While in Columbia, Streeter palled around with another highly touted Sunshine State receiver.

"I spent a lot of time with T.J. Lawrence and his family. He's another wide receiver from Lakeland, Florida. I'd heard of him before, but that was the first time we met. He's a really cool person. He's like me in the football aspect. We don't do a whole lot of trash talking. We just go out there, have fun and execute."

Streeter would not comment on what his list of favorites looks like following his USC visit. However, when asked if the Gamecocks helped their chances with him this weekend, he replied, "Yes, I had a great time."

Internet reports surfaced this weekend that Streeter has scheduled an official visit to Miami for February 1st, but he's not sure at this point if that visit will take place.

"I don't know (if I'm visiting Miami). I made a mix up with them. After I get back from my South Florida visit, I'll have to sit down with my parents and see where they are and where I am."

While he's unsure of an exact timeframe for a decision, Streeter does know of several factors that he will be looking for when deciding on the school of his choice.

"I'm going to come to a decision after I take all my visits," he said "I want to feel 100-percent comfortable. I want to know the coaches are going to be on me to make sure I get my degree and go to class even though I'm pretty driven in that area. I want to play early and play in an offense where the ball is really thrown. I want to play with a great quarterback. Stephen Garcia might be the starter next year for (South Carolina). He's out of the Florida area. That could be a factor. It'll just come down to how comfortable I feel."

Streeter will host USC coach Steve Spurrier for an in-home visit on Thursday night.


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