Sherrod Pittman is committed to South Carolina. That hasn't changed. He says everything is good between him and the Gamecocks coaching staff. He's happy with the decision he made last July.
Then again, the college decision is a big one. Pittman intends to make sure his choice was the right one. And, in his mind, that necessitates a few official visits -- all five of them to be exact.
"I'm probably going to take all five officials, but I only know two of them right now," Pittman said. "I'm going to get the rest figured out later."
South Carolina and in-state UCF will get official visits from Pittman this fall. Of that, the Jacksonville (Fla.) First Coast High School linebacker says he's certain. The motivation behind his South Carolina visit is clear, obviously. His intention to check out UCF for a second time, on the other hand, is the product of the Knights' coaching staff's hard work.
"The coaches keep on me and stay in contact and they really want me to come visit and all things like that, so I want to go back again," Pittman said.
As for which schools are in the running to grab Pittman's other three official visits, the options are wide-ranging. Pittman doesn't expect to have anything set in stone until late this summer, but he's already formulating a list of options.
"Probably Ohio State, LSU, probably Florida State and a few others," Pittman said. "I'm not really sure, though. They're just all in the running for the visits."
A four-star prospect and the No. 62 player in the country, Pittman says he has already alerted the South Carolina staff of his intention to take all of his allotted official visits, and Steve Spurrier and company are at peace with his decision.
So when he hits the road, Pittman will be looking for just one, be it intangible, thing.
"Does it feel like home for me?" Pittman said. "Is it a place I can stay for four years? I really have to see how these campuses are when I get there and what kind of feeling I get."
Rob Cassidy is a West Region football recruiting analyst for Rivals.com. You can click here to follow him on Twitter.
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