South Carolina had a great Wednesday, closing on a Top 25 class with five key commitments on the final day of the recruiting cycle.
But the Gamecocks also had a few players they would have loved to add to the fold to take the 2017 class to an even higher level.
We take a closer look at four players the Gamecocks missed on:
Along with Jamyest Williams and Javon Kinlaw, Nasirildeen was one of the defensive crown jewels of the 2017 class for the Gamecocks. That is, he was until he decommitted on Jan. 22 and announced his commitment to Florida State.
Nasirildeen has a rare blend of speed, size and athleticism that would be welcomed in any defense and the Gamecocks certainly would have loved to have the 6-foot-3, 210-pound safety from Concord (N.C.) in their 2017 class.
Another player that was at one time a South Carolina commit, Moore gave the Gamecocks a highly recruited and highly regarded offensive lineman. He decommitted in early October, but did visit again in November. He wound up signing with Florida despite the fact his teammate and fellow offensive lineman, Eric Douglas, signed with the Gamecocks on Wednesday.
South Carolina did address its needs on the offensive line with a pair of commits late in the class in Jordan Rhodes and Jordon Carty.
The third former South Carolina commit on the list, Wyatt committed to play for the Gamecocks in June 2016. A month later, the Decatur (Ga.) Towers defensive tackle was at Georgia for a camp and a month later, he decommitted and flipped to the Bulldogs.
There was a rekindling of interest between USC and Wyatt, who took an official visit to Columbia in January, but he stuck with the Bulldogs and sent in his letter of intent.
South Carolina pushed hard for Beal, a Georgia signee, down the stretch. The Gamecocks had the Suwanee (Ga.) Peachtree Ridge defensive end on campus for the final weekend on an official visit. He stuck with Georgia, the school he committed to in July 2016 after decommitting from Notre Dame late in 2015.