Former Florida State commit reflects on South Carolina verbal commitment

When it came to Saturday’s decision to reveal a verbal commitment to South Carolina, Israel Mukuamu pointed to a variety of factors.

But what may have stood out the most for the Parkway (Bossier City, LA) safety was the opportunity to return home to the program which first extended him a scholarship offer.

“Just the opportunity of getting back to the state of South Carolina,” said Mukuamu, who had previously played at in-state Berkeley (Moncks Corner, SC). “Have the opportunity to play early and being coached by coaches that put DBs in the league.”

The 2018 prospect had previously made a commitment to Florida State this past July and went on to re-open his recruiting process last month just days prior to Jimbo Fisher’s resignation as head coach of the Seminoles on Dec. 1.

Mukuamu’s first on-campus recruiting experience to Columbia came on an official visit during September of 2016 followed by another trip a month later.

Florida State initially made its pitch to the senior last June with a scholarship offer at the Seminoles’ camp in Tallahassee.

He ended up making an unofficial visit back to see the Seminoles two days later and landed a scholarship offer from Georgia in July.

The defensive back recently wrapped up a plethora of official visits including Indiana (Sept. 24), the Gamecocks (Oct. 8), the Bulldogs (Oct. 15), the Seminoles (Oct. 23) and Purdue (Dec. 2).

Author: The Subway Alum

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