CB Hitter Set To Visit On USC's Big Weekend

The Gamecocks are in need of speedy cornerbacks who can hit. And they may have found one in a relative unknown in the recruiting circles. "I want to hit somebody - that's my main thing. I love hitting people," said the Pensacola HS senior who lined up at nose guard one game last season and is being recruited by the Seminoles the Gators and the Gamecocks as a cornerback ...

Pensacola's Jhermaine McAroy said he thoroughly enjoyed the holiday break.

"I was basically pumping iron, doing my job and taking a break from recruiting - just putting it all aside and taking a break from it," McAroy said.

While McAroy might not be the most heralded recruit, he has apparently made quite an impression on the Seminoles and defensive coordinator Mickey Andrews. McAroy, who also runs track - 100 hurdles, 300 hurdles, triple jump (49 feet) and two relays - simply loves the aggressiveness needed to play football.

"I want to hit somebody - that's my main thing. I love hitting people," said McAroy, who lined up at nose guard one game last season and is being recruited by the Seminoles as a cornerback.

McAroy, who was born in Tallahassee, is scheduled to take his official visit to FSU Jan. 31. He's scheduled to visit Troy State this weekend, South Carolina Jan. 17, Florida Jan. 24 and possibly Clemson in February. FSU is considered a solid leader for McAroy, who said his favorite player growing up was Deion Sanders.

"I've been to Florida State many times and all the schools (visits), will be compared to Florida State," McAroy said. "Florida State is a great program and they (other schools) will have to beat them out."

McAroy will be coming into Columbia on their biggest weekend and it is expected that Lou Holtz is planning one of the biggest shows in his long history of coaching. Anything might happen.

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