Dakereon Joyner has made quite a promise to himself: South Carolina will not lose to Clemson, as long as he’s the starting quarterback.
The Gamecocks 4-star commitment from Fort Dorchester High School (North Charleston, S.C.) posted the claim on Snapchat.
“I promised myself to never lose to clemson as a starting QB at South Carolina… NEVER,” he wrote. “They gone feel what they missed out on I promise y’all.”
Joyner, who listed an offer from Clemson before he committed to South Carolina on Father’s Day, was recruited by the Tigers as an athlete, not a quarterback.
According to the 247Sports composite, Joyner is ranked as the No. 10 dual-threat quarterback in the Class of 2018. Among prospects from the state, he’s listed fourth.
The 2016 South Carolina Gatorade Player of the Year passed for 3,642 yards and 44 touchdowns last season, to go along with 1,089 yards rushing and 12 scores.
As a sophomore, Joyner led Fort Dorchester to a state championship at Williams-Brice Stadium, throwing for 3,202 yards and 33 touchdowns. He also rushed for 1,058 yards and 19 touchdowns.
Joyner committed to South Carolina over North Carolina State. He also fielded offers from Alabama, Oregon and Virginia Tech, among several others.