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Up next in the four-part series is Georgia. It comes as no surprise that this is the program South Carolina faces off with more than any other, in part because of the backgrounds of the two coaches, Will Muschamp and Kirby Smart.
Both are sons of high school football coaches. Both played defensive back at Georgia. Both worked as assistants under Nick Saban.
South Carolina commitments
Four-star quarterback Ryan Hilinski (Orange, Calif.) was on Georgia’s radar when he committed to South Carolina earlier this month.
The Bulldogs also had an offer out to 4-star tackle Mark Fox (Miami), who committed to the Gamecocks before visiting the school. Fox saw South Carolina for the first time last month, when he visited for the spring game.
Five-star wide receiver Jadon Haselwood (Ellenwood, Ga.) has taken several visits to South Carolina since he committed to Georgia. He was born in Manning, S.C., and has family in the area, but it’s probably too late for the Gamecocks.
The door may be cracked for 4-star cornerback Jalen Perry (Dacula, Ga.). However, for any prospect from the state of Georgia, pulling Perry out-of-state won’t be an easy feat.
Duking it out
Five-star defensive end Zacch Pickens (Anderson, S.C.) is the top-rated, non-committed target South Carolina and Georgia are battling for, but Clemson is also in the mix. The Gamecocks had him on campus last weekend.
Four-star defensive tackle C.J. Clark (New London, N.C.) lists both SEC schools in his top 5, along with North Carolina, N.C. State and Alabama.
There are a handful of 4-stars from the state of Georgia considering the Gamecocks and Bulldogs:
- DT Travon Walker (Thomaston)
- DT Jaelin Humphries (Lawrenceville)
- DE Dante Walker (Riverdale)
- DE Curtis Fann (Twin City)
- OT Warren McClendon (Brunswick)
- ATH Jammie Robinson (Cordele)
Notable names from the past
- Defensive lineman Kingsley Enagbare (Atlanta, Ga.) – South Carolina 2018
- Running back Zamir White (Laurinburg, N.C.) – Georgia 2018
- Defensive tackle Rick Sandidge (Concord, N.C.) – South Carolina 2018
- Offensive lineman Warren Ericson (Suwanee, Ga.) – Georgia 2018
- Wide receiver Josh Vann (Tucker, Ga.) – South Carolina 2018
- Linebacker Channing Tindall (Columbia, S.C.) – Georgia 2018
- Defensive back Deangelo Gibbs (Loganville, Ga.) – Georgia 2017
- Defensive back Jamyest Williams (Loganville, Ga.) – South Carolina 2017
- Defensive end Robert Beal (Suwanee, Ga.) – Georgia 2017
- Wide receiver OrTre Smith (Mount Pleasant, S.C.) – South Carolina 2017
- Defensive tackle Devonte Wyatt (Decatur, Ga.) – Georgia 2017
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