Cornerback Jalen Ramsey from Brentwood (Tenn.) Academy has continued to weigh his options since he committed to Southern California in July.
The nation’s No. 1 cornerback in the nation according to Rivals told the website on Tuesday he’s “99 percent” committed to USC. Other schools he’s still considering include Florida, Mississippi State, Vanderbilt, Florida State, Oregon and Washington.
Ramsey, who’s taken official visits to Florida, Mississippi State and Washington, will visit USC on Jan. 18.
“They’re all recruiting me hard,” Ramsey said. “I’ve taken visits to them. I’ve liked the visits that I’ve taken. Honestly I could see myself at other those other schools also but nothing that I’d say is a big fear for USC right now.
“I’m just kind of waiting. I’m going to finish these visits and have those few weeks after my last USC visit to think back on everything.”
Ramsey had given thought to visiting Tennessee, which struggled to keep up with the other schools while Derek Dooley was the head coach. Ramsey recently told WNML Radio that newly-hired coach Butch Jones has tried to convince the state’s top player to give the Vols another look.
“You just have to see stuff change for Tennessee for me to really have faith in them,” Ramsey said at the time. “Because unlike other recruits and athletes who were raised in Tennessee, I didn’t grow up a Vol fan so it was kind of like for me they were just like every other school. I was going to look at them and if it was best for me then that’s where I was going to go.”
Ramsey had considered Alabama but confirmed to Rivals he’s no longer considering the Crimson Tide.
“I just really don’t feel comfortable at Alabama,” he said. “I can’t really see myself playing there. Nothing bad about their program at all.”