July 9, 2006

Alabama safety will visit USC

Mobile, Ala., B.C. Rain safety Elliott McGaskin now has several scholarship offers to his credit, and the 6-foot, 189-pound McGaskin knows of two schools that will receive official visits later in the process.

"I have offers from South Carolina, West Virginia, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Illinois, Purdue and USF," McGaskin said. "I'm still learning about all of the schools, but I do know I will take official visits to South Carolina and West Virginia sometime during the season."

McGaskin, who racked up 97 tackles as a junior, likes one primary aspect of the South Carolina program.

"Steve Spurrier," he said. "He's one of the best coaches out there, and I feel like he can do a good job of motivating his team. Coach Ron Cooper is my South Carolina recruiter. I haven't had a chance to really get to know him yet, but I should when I visit there."

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