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Three-star athlete and 2019 prospect Jammie Robinson lists offers from South Carolina, Alabama, Auburn, Georgia and more.

South Carolina’s big recruiting weekend; Gamecocks’ top remaining targets for 2019

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It’s official

Four-star defensive end and 2019 prospect Savion Jackson plans to take an official visit to South Carolina this weekend, according to a tweet he posted Tuesday afternoon.

Jackson is rated as the No. 45 overall prospect for 2019, according to the 247Sports composite.

Top 6

Three-star athlete and 2019 prospect Jammie Robinson announced his top 6 schools on Twitter on Tuesday.

South Carolina made the cut along with Auburn, Georgia, Kentucky, Michigan and UT Chattanooga.

The 247Sports composite ranks Robinson as the No. 33 athlete for 2019. The Crisp County (Ga.) High School standout plans to take an official visit to South Carolina this weekend.

Guest list

In addition to Jackson and Robinson, the Gamecocks will welcome at least three other non-committed 2019 targets to Columbia this weekend for official visits, including:

  • 4-star DE Joseph Anderson (Murfreesboro, Tenn.)
  • 3-star LB Derek Boykins (Concord, N.C.)
  • 3-star T Anthony Whigan (Lackawanna College, Scranton, Pa.)

Two 2019 commits may also be on campus: 3-star LB Jahmar Brown and 5-star DE Zacch Pickens.

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Top targets

They may not be visiting this weekend, but the South Carolina coaching staff would love to bring these four 2019 prospects back to Columbia this summer, according to SEC Country’s Hale McGranahan:

  • 4-star DE Curtis Fann Jr. (Twin City, Ga.)
  • 4-star T Warren McClendon (Brunswick, Ga.)
  • 4-star LB Kalen Deloach (Savannah, Ga.)
  • 4-star S Jaylen McCollough (Powder Springs, Ga.)

The Gamecocks’ 2019 haul — with 12 commits — is currently ranked No. 7 in 247Sports’ 2019 football recruiting composite team rankings.

On transfers

Though South Carolina coach Will Muschamp is wary of immediate eligibility for undergraduate transfers, he understands that not all situations are the same.

“Josh Shaw was a young man I had at the University of Florida who was from Southern California and he had some issues in his family,” Muschamp said. “I appealed to the NCAA for immediate eligibility for him. I mean there’s so many different reasons why a young man’s transferring that it’s hard to lump it all into one category and say this is why it’s accurate. It’s not.”

Three graduate transfers will take the field for the Gamecocks this season: cornerback Nick Harvey (Texas A&M), kicker Shane Hynes (Kent State) and safety J.T. Ibe (Rice).

Waiting on answer

According to South Carolina athletic director Ray Tanner, the Gamecocks may soon have an update on Brian Bowen’s eligibility, per Josh Kendall of The State.

“I think we are going to have some clarity,” Tanner said Tuesday. “I have some tidbits of information that there is a possibility that we will have some updated information.”

Bowen’s remained in NCAA limbo since transferring to South Carolina from Louisville in January.

Chiming in’s Kendall Rogers shared his thoughts on Clemson fans’ conspiracy theory that Tanner, as a member of the NCAA Tournament selection committee, intentionally overlooked the Tigers as a national seed.

Clemson will host a regional but is not one of the tournament’s top 8 seeds.

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