Prior to Will Muschamp’s formal introduction as South Carolina’s new head coach, John Broussard said the one-time Auburn defensive coordinator’s departure would have no bearing on his commitment.
Days later, however, the four-star cornerback from Phenix City, Ala., told SEC Country he will have to evaluate his recruitment more closely in the coming months. Both Muschamp and current Gamecocks defensive coordinator Travaris Robinson were his primary recruiters at Auburn and played a large part in his decision to commit to the Tigers.
“We had a great relationship,” Broussard told SEC Country. “They both were recruiting me ever since they came to Auburn. They were recruiting me at Florida, too. They recruited me very hard. I was up there a lot with them. I talked to them a lot all of the time, every day. They were a big part of the reason why I was going to Auburn.”
With both absent from their posts in the Plains, Broussard said he will discuss his options with his family moving forward. While he doesn’t have an immediate contingency plan in place, the Alabama native has heard from a handful of programs in recent days.
“Mississippi State and Oklahoma have contacted me so far. And South Carolina,” Broussard said. “Not Muschamp, but one of the assistants. They’ve contacted me on Twitter.”
Broussard’s only official visit of the year was to Auburn on Nov. 28, but he may decide to use his remaining four trips in the coming months.
He is rated as the No. 5 prospect in Alabama.