Legree Enjoys Time with Future Teammates

Beaufort HS (Beaufort, SC) cornerback Jimmy Legree was a relatively unknown prospect when he picked the Gamecocks in August. But had a very solid showing at the recent Shrine Bowl of the Carolina's practices. Legree was among the many South Carolina commitments who took their official visits to Columbia this weekend. Read inside as GamecockAnthem.com has the full report.

"I had a great time; it was fun," said an excited Legree. "I got to meet some teammates and my new coaches. I enjoyed myself."

One unique thing about visiting South Carolina this weekend was that Legree was able to spend time with many of his future teammates for the first time. He says he enjoyed his time with many future and current Gamecocks.

"Oh, it was fun! Every night we were out with the players on the team, and we were out just hanging out with the players as if we were already up there and already enrolled in school," said an enthusiastic Legree. "It was fun getting to know how it would feel. Everybody was good around each other; nobody had any problems. We look forward to playing with each other."

Legree spent plenty of time with new defensive coordinator Lorenzo Ward and his recruiter of record Shane Beamer.

"I liked the whole coaching staff really," Legree said. "Coach Beamer walked me through the whole thing. We've always been real tight and always communicated with each other. Coach Ward said he was going to get to know each player and we were going to care about each other as more of a person than a player, so I liked that."

While Legree enjoyed the entire visit overall, one part in particular stood out to him.

"When we went to the academic information place (that stood out)," Legree said. "They were talking about deciding which major (we should pick). I'm undecided on my major, but I liked that the most."

Legree also had a memorable exit interview with head coach Steve Spurrier.

"He was telling me just to come in ready to play and telling everybody to be prepared to play and looking forward to winning an SEC Championship," Legree said. "I'm looking forward to that too."

Legree, who is listed as a safety on Scout.com, will start out at his favorite position, cornerback. He says he enjoys being left one-on-one and matching up with the bigger receivers that some cornerbacks struggle with. An excited Legree had one message for Gamecock Nation.

"I just can't wait to strap on the pads!"

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