With three months left before National Signing Day, the South Carolina football team’s 2018 recruiting class has a handful of targets remaining.
The Gamecocks’ class has 18 members, though that figure doesn’t include the lone holdover from the 2017 class — defensive end Tyreek Johnson — who will arrive in January as a grayshirt.
In December, college football coaches across the country 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. 26 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 is scheduled to take an official visit to South Carolina in November. Up this weekend is Clemson.
4-star OT Dylan Wonnum (Tucker, Ga.)
Wonnum has an unofficial visit to South Carolina scheduled for this weekend.
4-star ILB Dax Hollifield (Shelby, N.C.)
Hollifield’s next trip will be an unofficial to Stanford for The Big Game versus California.
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)