National signing day may have passed, but South Carolina Gamecocks head coach Steve Spurrier still has some thoughts about the recruiting tactics used by other schools.
Speaking with The Atlanta-Journal Constitution, Spurrier revealed the Gamecocks were chasing a recruit also being courted by a Big Ten program. Without naming any names, Spurrier said the Big Ten school tried to disparage South Carolina as an institution and Columbia as a city:
We don’t run into much of any negative recruiting around here as SEC coaches. We were involved with a player who was being recruited by a Big Ten school. They got negative a little bit with ‘There’s a lot of crime in Columbia, the big city. They don’t graduate their players,’ which was completely untrue. They searched for a little bit of everything but the player came with us anyways.
Please never stop trolling, Mr. Spurrier.
[Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution]