South Carolina coach Will Muschamp met with reporters Wednesday afternoon to discuss his third recruiting class with the Gamecocks.
“We got better today, and I’ll say the same thing every year: We’ll know about this class in two or three years,” he said. “At the end of the day, football is a developmental game and the recruiting process is evaluation, the recruitment and then the development when they get on campus.
“That’s the process we’re in, as far as that’s concerned when they get here.”
Online, it’s another top 25 haul for Muschamp, who signed 22 prospects between the early signing period in December and the traditional National Signing Day on Wednesday.
Where South Carolina’s 2018 recruiting class ranks nationally
The 247Sports composite ranks the Gamecocks class as the No. 19 group in the country. It’s worth noting that the ranking includes 4-star athlete Bryce Thompson, who did not sign, but remains committed.
Six of the signees are among the nation’s top 300 prospects, all of whom are rated with 4-stars: Defensive tackle Rick Sandidge (141) wide receiver Josh Vann (146), offensive tackle Dylan Wonnum (148), quarterback Dakereon Joyner (206), cornerback Jaycee Horn (209) and defensive end Kingsley Enagbare (269).
Where South Carolina’s 2018 recruiting class ranks in the SEC
Among teams in the SEC, the Gamecocks have the No. 7 overall class. Texas A&M is sixth and Tennessee is eighth.
Where South Carolina’s 2018 recruiting class ranks historically
Muschamp’s previous two classes at South Carolina have been among the best in the country. Below are the national and SEC rankings for the previous five Gamecock class.
2016: 21, 8
2015: 25, 10
2014: 19, 9
2013: 20, 8
2012: 15, 6