Harbin checks out South Carolina

South Carolina played host to one of the top defensive end prospects in the southeast over the Martin Luther King holiday when McGill-Toolen (Mobile, AL) 3-star standout Glenn Harbin made the trek to Columbia to see what all the Gamecocks have to offer. Did Harbin enjoy his time in the Palmetto State, and has there been a shake up on his list of favorites? Read inside to find out.

The 6'5", 240 pound Harbin had a busy past couple of days with trips to both North Carolina and South Carolina squeezed in over the extended weekend. According to Harbin, his short stay in Columbia did not put a damper on his experience though, and he had a great time at USC.

"My trip to South Carolina went really good," said Harbin. "I got there about 7:30 (Sunday night) and left about 4:30 today. I took a long tour of the campus and met with the coaches. I learned more about them. I enjoyed it."

Harbin, who was hosted by fellow Alabama native Captain Munnerlyn, had the opportunity to meet with Head Coach Steve Spurrier and Defensive Line Coach Brad Lawing while on campus, and he was impressed by what they had to say.

"I talked to Coach Spurrier quite a bit as well as the defensive line coach. Coach Spurrier told me that their goal is to win the school's first SEC Championship and then to win more after that one. They said I would be a good fit for them on defense."

After taking recent trips to Alabama, North Carolina and USC, Harbin has trips scheduled to LSU and Florida for the next two weekends. However, he's not sure if he will make those trips at this point.

"I'm not sure yet (if I'm still taking those visits). I haven't talked to those guys in a while."

Harbin, who noted that the opportunity to play in the SEC is appealing to him, said that there's been a shake up on his list of favorites after this weekend.

"Alabama and South Carolina are my favorites right now. I like the coaching staff a lot at both schools and how well the players get along with each other. There's not really an individual favorite."

The talented Yellowhammer State lineman is unsure of a final timeframe for a decision, but he does know what factors he will be looking for when the time comes to decide on his college choice.

"I want to play on a team that has good team chemistry and where everybody gets along with each other. I also want to get along with the coaches."

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