Whenever Will Muschamp lands a commitment, the South Carolina coach drops a #SpursUp on Twitter. Come to SEC Country for the latest news, notes and observations on the prospects who could be the newest Gamecocks.
Zamir White, the No. 1 running back in the Class of 2018, isn’t the only Scotland County High School running back on the Power 5 recruiting radar. The high school in Laurinburg, N.C., also features 2019 prospect Syheam McQueen, who’s listed at 6-foot, 185 pounds.
Both are expected to be in Columbia on Saturday for South Carolina’s home opener against East Carolina.
They join a guest list that already features 5-star DE Xavier Thomas. Also added to SEC Country’s list of confirmed guests is 4-star DE K.J. Henry.
Thomas, the No. 2 overall player in the Class of 2018, will make the short ride from Florence, S.C. Henry, who’s the No. 2 weak-side defensive end in 2018, is from West Forsyth High School in Clemmons, N.C.
— The KJ Henry❕❕ (@ywd_ballislife) September 15, 2016
Between Thomas, White and Henry, South Carolina will host three of the country’s top 25 2018 prospects for the first home game of the season.
Not too shabby for the Gamecocks, whose 2017 class is currently ranked 11th in the country.
More names added to the ECU game guest list
Along with Henry and the duo from Scotland County High School, two other prospects are expected to be in Columbia on Saturday afternoon.
Gunner Britton, a 2018 offensive lineman from Conway (S.C.) High School, and Jamie Pettway, a 2019 LB/TE from Westover High School (Albany, Ga.), have indicated they’ll see the Gamecocks.
i will be visiting South Carolina with @_dub5 this Saturday ???
— Jamie Pettway (@JamiePettway42) September 15, 2016
- 2018 QB Dakereon Joyner, Fort Dorchester High School (North Charleston, S.C.)
- 2018 DT Rick Sandidge, Concord (N.C.) High School
- 2018 QB Brayden Hawkins, Dillon (S.C.) High School
- 2018 CB Quavian White, Greer (S.C.) High School
- 2018 LB Khalid Jones, Byrnes High School (Duncan (S.C.)
- 2018 LB/DE Eli Adams, South Pointe High School (Rock Hill, S.C.)
- 2018 OLB B.J. Davis, South Pointe High School (Rock Hill, S.C.)
- 2019 WR Daniel Baldwin, Wade Hampton High School (Greenville, S.C.)
- 2019 ATH Carlantre Morrison, Berkeley High School (Moncks Corner, S.C.)
2017 South Carolina commitments
- LB Sherrod Green, Rocky Mount (N.C.) High School
- OL Eric Douglas, Mallard Creek High School (Charlotte, N.C.)
- DL M.J. Webb, Morgan County High School (Madison, Ga.)
- OL Summie Carlay, Laurens (S.C.) High School
- TE Will Register, Chapin (S.C.) High School
- S Hamsah Nasirildeen, Concord (N.C.) High School
- S Zay Brown, Clarke Central High School (Athens, Ga.)
- LB Davonne Bowen, Woodmont High School (Piedmont, S.C.)
Frank Martin’s basketball staff will host a pair of official visitors this weekend. The highest-ranked of the two prospects is 4-star SG Devontae Shuler, who’s originally from Columbia, but now attends Oak Hill Academy in Virginia. The other is 3-star SF Nicolas Claxton, who attends Legacy Charter in Greenville, S.C.
Shuler, the No. 247 shooting guard, updated his top 5 on Thursday night.
Top 5 top 5 top 5? pic.twitter.com/yoxnJaN2WB
— Devontae Shuler (@Devontae_Shuler) September 16, 2016
Claxton, who’s listed at 6-foot-9, 195 pounds, is the No. 43-ranked small forward in the country. Georgia, Baylor, Florida State and N.C. State are also in the mix.
New offer out
Apparently, South Carolina will leave the door open for another offensive lineman in 2017. With four commitments already on board, the Gamecocks offered 3-star Jerry Drake Jr. on Thursday.
Happy to get my 18th offer from the Gamecocks!! pic.twitter.com/eMODZj0xqL
— Jerry Drake Jr (@JerryDrakeJr1) September 15, 2016
Drake, who’s listed as the No. 71 offensive tackle in the country, also has offers from Mississippi State, North Carolina and Pittsburgh. The 6-foot-6, 310-pound prospect is from Palm Beach Gardens (Fla.) High School.
Unless otherwise indicated, all rankings and ratings are based on the 247Sports composite.
Wednesday: Saturday’s confirmed guest list grows
Thursday: Game day recruiting at South Carolina