South Carolina football: Bryson Nesbit releases top five

The son of a former South Carolina football player has revealed his top 5 schools.

Jamar Nesbit was a standout offensive lineman for the South Carolina football team under Brad Scott, playing for the Gamecocks from 1995-98. A three-time All-SEC selection and South Carolina athletics Hall of Fame inductee, he went on to play 11 years in the NFL with the Panthers, Jaguars, and the Saints.

Now, his son is a high school senior, and is looking to decide where he’ll spend his next few years at the collegiate level.

Bryson Nesbit is a four-star tight end prospect from Charlotte, NC. He’s considered by 247Sports to be the 10th best tight end in the country, as well as the 15th best player in the Tar Heel State. Will he follow in his father’s footsteps and play his college ball in Columbia?

Things are looking good for the Gamecocks so far. On Friday, Nesbit released a top five which included South Carolina, as well as North Carolina, Ole Miss, Virginia Tech, and UCLA.

The Gamecocks have also received 100% of the crystal ball predictions for the star pass catcher.

Recruiting analyst Barton Simmons of 247Sports breaks down Nesbit’s game and outlook a little more in depth.

Long-limbed, big framed tight end prospect that has plenty of physical maturation left. Offers a big catch radius and can make plays well outside his frame. Proficient in jump ball and rebound scenarios. Operates largely out of a wide receiver position in high school but flashes some physicality. Junior season was his first year playing football. Not the most fluid in space and needs improved instincts after the catch. Primarily a big, possession target now but has the look of an early developmental prospect that will improve dramatically given his limited exposure to football, frame and natural ball skills. We view him as an eventual Power Five starter with significant upside who is a potential NFL Draft pick.

Nesbit didn’t start playing football until his junior season, meaning he’s likely a bit raw with things like pass blocking and route running. But it also means there’s room for growth. His athleticism and upside have made the 6-foot-6 tight end a hot commodity on the recruiting trail.

There’s not been a decision date set for the talented pass catcher, so time will tell if he ends up signing with the Gamecocks. We’ll continue to track his recruitment as the season rolls on.