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Black back from Columbia

Jacksonville (Fla.) First Coast wide receiver Chris Black, as well as a few of his teammates, traveled to Columbia, S.C. yesterday to visit the University of South Carolina. It wasn't the star wide receivers first time checking out the Gamecocks.
"I had been there about three or four times previously," Black said. "This time wasn't really any different but I got a real good chance to see the campus and talk with Coach (Steve) Spurrier."
The 5-foot-11, 170-pound wide receiver shed a bit more light on what he and Steve Spurrier spoke about.
"Coach Spurrier was showing me film of Alshon Jeffery and the receivers and showing me some of the different things they do," Black said. "He was just telling me that they would use me all kind of different ways in their offense. He was just telling me that I could be a big part of their offense."
For Black, who holds double-digit offers, the visit made a good impression.
"The visit was good," Black said. "It just gave us a chance to see some of the things they are doing, interact some with the players, and see more things about the campus like the weight room."
The Sunshine State product hopes to return to South Carolina down the road, possibly even for an official visit.
"I think I am going to try to get back there again," Black said.
As for what is up next, Black hits the road again on Saturday taking I-10 west to an in-state institution.
"My next visit is tomorrow to Florida State," Black said.
Black has previously taken trips to Alabama and Florida in addition to South Carolina and Florida State. With a few visits under his belt, and numerous other offers to select from, Black talked about his current leaderboard.
"I don't really have a leader, I am still kind of wide open, but I am definitely really interested in Florida as well as Alabama and Florida State," Black said. "Those schools kind of have an edge right now but I am still open to every school and trying to learn as much as I can. It is pretty even among all three of those schools."
Alabama and Florida State had been at the top since early March, but his recent jaunt to Gainesville helped ascend the Gators towards the top as well.
"Going there recently and meeting with Coach (Will) Muschamp and building a good relationship with the receivers coach, Coach (Aubrey) Hill," Black said. "It has just helped them."
While the Seminoles, Gators, and Crimson Tide have all positioned themselves well heading into Black's spring season, he isn't in a rush to make any decisions.
"It could be the end of the summer or during my senior season," Black said. "I am trying to look at schools more before I make any decisions."
As a junior, Black had 990 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns.
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