- Jared Shanker, ESPN Staff Writer
It looks like Joe was able to get into the head a little bit of Chris over the past few days, as Chris now says he is strongly considering the Gamecocks still, according to a report in The Post and Courier (Charleston, S.C.).
"I'm going to stay open," Brown told The Post and Courier. "It (the commitment) is not set in stone. I just felt comfortable making the commitment. But if an opportunity comes along and I feel I need to go elsewhere, I will."
Although the Irish are still the team to beat, the news of Brown wavering isn’t good as the Notre Dame staff won’t be able to get Brown back on campus. Brown committed to Notre Dame following his official visit back in September for the Michigan State game. Any visit to South Bend would have to be on his family’s dime, and it doesn’t sound like his father would be in any hurry to fly his son back up for a visit.
According to The Post and Courier report, Brown will visit South Carolina on Nov. 12 for its game against Florida, a game which will likely have serious implications for the SEC East title. And since Steve Spurrier became coach at South Carolina, the game against the Gators has always been one of the biggest of the year for the Gamecocks and their fans anyway, so Williams-Brice Stadium will likely be rocking that afternoon, too.
The Gamecocks’ final three games are all at home, beginning with the Florida game, so Brown will have two more opportunities to visit for games, too.
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