The South Carolina football team is expected to add about 12 prospects from the Class of 2018, when class begins in January.
As a whole, the Gamecocks’ commitment class sits at 18 members, though the figure doesn’t include a holdover from the 2017 class — defensive end Tyreek Johnson — who’s among the prospects set to arrive in January.
In December, college football coaches will experience the first signing period for the 2018 recruiting cycle.
Below is an update on where things stand for the 2018 class:
Where the South Carolina class ranks
According to the 247Sports composite, South Carolina’s 2018 class is ranked No. 27 in the country. The Gamecocks are 10th among teams from the SEC.
Offers by the numbers
- Reported offers: 238
- 5-star offers: 9
- 4-star offers: 113
- In-state recruits offered: 17
- North Carolina recruits offered: 12
- WR Josh Vann, 4 stars, Tucker (Tucker, Ga.)
- QB Dakereon Joyner, 4 stars, Fort Dorchester (North Charleston, S.C.)
- DB Marlon Character Jr., 4 stars, Northwest Mississippi C.C. (Senatobia, Miss.)
- DB Jonathan Gipson, 3 stars, Mill Creek (Hoschton, Ga.)
- OT Maxwell Iyama, 3 stars, Siegel (Murfreesboro, Tenn.)
- WR Tyquan Johnson, 3 stars, Screven County (Sylvania, Ga.)
- SDE Kingsley Enagbare, 3 stars, Hapeville Charter (Atlanta)
- RB Deshaun Fenwick, 3 stars, Braden River (Bradenton, Fla.)
- DT Jabari Ellis, 3 stars, Georgia Military College (Milledgeville, Ga.)
- RB Lavonte Valentine, 3 stars, Melbourne Central Catholic (Melbourne, Fla.)
- WR Ronnie Jamison, 3 stars, Highland C.C. (Highland, Kan.)
- C Hank Manos, 3 stars, Chapin (Chapin, S.C.)
- OT Wyatt Campbell, 3 stars, Lugoff-Elgin (Lugoff, S.C.)
- OT Jesus Gibbs, 3 stars, Potomac (Dumfries, Va.)
- OLB Ernest Jones, 3 stars, Ware County (Waycross, Ga.)
- S RJ Roderick, 3 stars, Cane Bay (Summerville, S.C.)
- WR Darius Rush, 3 stars, C.E. Murray (Greeleyville, S.C.)
- OG LaMarius Benson, 3 stars, Eastside (Covington, Ga.)
- DE Tyreek Johnson, 3 stars, Lakewood (Sumter, S.C.)
Top 3 uncommitted targets
5-star DE K.J. Henry (Clemmons, N.C.)
Henry will take an official visit to South Carolina next weekend for the Florida game. He’s also taken officials to Clemson, Virginia Tech and Georgia.
4-star OT Dylan Wonnum (Tucker, Ga.)
Wonnum took another official visit to South Carolina for the Vanderbilt game.
4-star OLB Channing Tindall (Shelby, N.C.)
Tindall took an unofficial visit to South Carolina last weekend for the Vanderbilt game. He’ll be in Athens on Saturday when the Gamecocks play at Georgia.
Here’s a breakdown of the number of commits by position and how many are projected to be signed:
- QB: 1/1 (Joyner)
- RB: 2/2 (Fenwick, Valentine)
- TE: 0/0
- WR: 4/4 (Jamison, Johnson, Rush, Vann)
- OL: 5/6 (Benson, Campbell, Gibbs, Iyama, Manos)
- DL: 3/5 (Ellis, Enagbare, Johnson)
- ILB: 0/1
- OLB: 1/2 (Jones)
- CB: 1/2 (Character)
- S: 2/3 (Gipson, Roderick)
Here’s a breakdown of South Carolina commits by state:
- South Carolina: 8 (Campbell, Ellis, Jamison, Johnson, Joyner, Manos, Roderick, Rush)
- Georgia: 7 (Benson, Character, Enagbare, Gipson, Jones, Johnson, Vann)
- Florida: 2 (Fenwick, Valentine)
- Virginia: 1 (Gibbs)
- Tennessee: 1 (Iyama)