The visits are over and the three finalists are in place for four-star Bennettsville (S.C.) Marlboro County linebacker Robert Ayers.
Now comes the hard part.
“I have no idea right now – no idea at all,” he said. “It’s getting harder every day that signing day gets closer. They’re all pretty even, it just depends on when you ask me.”
The three-team race includes South Carolina, Tennessee and Florida.
“I wish I could rank them for you, but I can’t,” he said. “All of them have about the same things to offer me. It’s just how comfortable I feel with the people there. I’ve been trying to figure that out talking to the coaches some more.”
South Carolina head coach Lou Holtz and Florida defensive coordinator Charlie Strong have been in the home this week.
“Basically, they’re trying to win over my mother,” Ayers said. “That’s the way it seems to me. They’ve been trying to say why their school is the best fit for me as a person, not only a player – their academics and all that stuff."
And does mom have a favorite?
“No,” he said. “She says it’s completely up to me. She likes them all.”
Ayers said South Carolina is currently recruiting him the hardest.
"They're really going all-out right now," he said.
Asked if he had a timetable for his decision, Ayers pointed to Tuesday as a possibility.
Ayers (6-3, 218, 4.68) capped his senior season by recording 112 tackles and four interceptions. He is rated the No. 10 inside linebacker in the nation by Rivals.com.