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Over the next few days, SEC Country will take an in-depth look at which programs South Carolina is battling with to land some of the top Class of 2019 prospects.
Four schools come to mind.
Up next: North Carolina State.
South Carolina commitments
Four-star quarterback Ryan Hilinski (Orange, Calif.) picked up an offer from N.C. State before he committed to South Carolina. Hilinski visited N.C. State earlier this year, when he made his first recruiting swing through the Southeast.
N.C. State commitments
Drew Little, a long snapper from New London, N.C., has an invite to return to South Carolina for camp this summer. Because of his commitment, he’s unsure if he’ll make the stop to compete for a preferred walk-on invite.
Duking it out
Several 2019 4-star prospects from the state of North Carolina are considering both schools.
- 4-star athlete J.R. Walker (Elizabeth City, N.C.)
- 4-star linebacker Traveon Freshwater (Elizabeth City, N.C.)
- 4-star defensive end Savion Jackson (Clayton, N.C.)
- 4-star wide receiver Traevon Kenion (Monroe, N.C.)
- 4-star defensive tackle C.J. Clark (New London, N.C.)
The Gamecocks and Wolfpack are in the lead group for all five of the names above.
Virginia Tech is also in the mix for Walker, Freshwater and Jackson. Kenion likes Virginia Tech, too, but North Carolina is the other primary suitor. Clark’s top-5 list also includes North Carolina and Georgia.
Notable names from the past
- Quarterback Dakereon Joyner (North Charleston, S.C.) – South Carolina 2018
- Defensive end Joseph Boletepeli (Wake Forest, N.C.) – N.C. State 2018
- Defensive tackle Alim McNeill (Raleigh, N.C.) – N.C. State 2018
- Linebacker Sherrod Greene (Rocky Mount, N.C.) – South Carolina 2017
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