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Hamsah Nasirildeen, the only South Carolina commitment who’s playing in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl on Saturday, has impressed on-lookers during practice this week.
The 4-star safety from Concord (N.C.) High School has been one of the East team standouts, according to SEC County reporter Jesse Simonton.
“When plays get an opportunity to be made, I’m just trying to make them. That’s all I’m trying to do out here,” Nasirildeen told Simonton.
He added: “It’s been fun. Out here getting to compete against the guys, make new friends and stuff. It’s been good.”
In December, during Shrine Bowl week, Nasirildeen indicated that Florida State still has his here, even though he’s been committed to South Carolina since the start of football season.
On Thursday, Nasirildeen said he still hears from Florida State, but said his contact with South Carolina is “good.”
“I still talk to them every day. They’re my coaches,” he said. “I still talk to them.”
What’s the message he hears from Florida State?
“They’re pretty much trying to say the same thing. Come down here and it’s a family culture, all that stuff,” Nasirildeen said. “They’re just letting me know if I come down there, they’re going to take care of me.”
But South Carolina is going to be tough to overcome, for a number of reasons, including the relationships with Muschamp and defensive coordinator Travaris Robinson. Plus, it helps that the Gamecocks were first to offer.
“Coach T-Rob is cool. They’re cool dudes. Coach Muschamp is a good dude,” Nasirildeen said.
“They offered me because they wanted to offer me. Some schools offer you when 15 other schools offer you. It’s your first one, so that’s what they think about you.”
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