Commitment looming?

With 27 written offers to his credit, Andrew Jackson HS (Jacksonville, Fla.) 3-star safety Corey Addison is one of the most highly pursued safeties in the Sunshine State this year. Steve Spurrier Jr. and the Gamecocks offered Addison in February and have been closing in on his commitment ever since. Read inside to see how close the hard-hitting prospect is to giving his pledge to the Gamecocks.


The 5'11", 180-pound Addison has offers from major programs such as Auburn, Virginia Tech, Tennessee, Clemson, Miami, Michigan, Illinois and Arkansas to go along with his South Carolina tender. One team who has yet to step forward with an offer is Addison's childhood favorite, the Florida Gators.

In a July 9th interview with GamecockAnthem.com, Addison said the Gators should let him know whether they were going to offer or not in the near future. The athletic safety says he is tired of waiting.

"Oh, I haven't heard anything from them," Addison said. "Really I'm not even messing with Florida anymore. It's really just South Carolina and UCF."

While the home-state Knights of UCF have moved up in Addison's eyes, he says a South Carolina commitment might not be too far away.

"I'm going to make one more trip up there, and then I'm going to make my decision," Addison said. "It's going to be in the next two weeks, because I've got to get up there before we start practice."

Addison says he doesn't know if he will commit on his visit or shortly after, but that there is a 75-percent chance he will end up committing to the Gamecocks.

Addison likes the South Carolina program because of his comfort level at the school and with the coaches.

"When I'm there, I just feel comfortable with everything that's out there and everything around there. And then being able to play under Coach Spurrier, that's real good, too."

Addison also credits his relationship with wide receivers coach Spurrier Jr. as a selling point for the Gamecocks.

"Oh, me and Coach Spurrier Jr., it's real good; I can talk to him," Addison said. "He keeps me laughing."

Addison is also now very interested in the UCF program following a recent unofficial visit to Orlando.

"I don't know, when we went down there this weekend, I liked everything about it. And then they're short at the safety position, so I would be able to play real early if I go there."

Addison is ranked the No. 85 safety in America by Scout.com. The aggressive defender collected 72 tackles and 3 interceptions last year for his Andrew Jackson Tigers.


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