COLUMBIA, S.C. — Four-star defensive tackle Rick Sandidge is one of several recruits whose made it to South Carolina for the recruiting weekend.
The 247 Sports composite’s No. 11 defensive tackle is down from Concord, N.C. with his parents and younger sister.
Having a wonderful time in South Carolina😍🐔💯 pic.twitter.com/tevXmivgCT
— J® (@rickyo_90) July 22, 2017
His mother, Keshia, is a South Carolina graduate.
Blurry but this about sums up our relationship!!! 🐔🐔🐔 pic.twitter.com/BwBgl2OgFo
— Keshia Sandidge (@Kesandidge) July 22, 2017
Three-star safety Jonathan Gipson was among the 2018 recruits who visited on Friday. The 6-foot-1, 185-pound prospect from Hoschton Ga. (Mill Creek) is ranked as the No. 42 safety in the country, according to Rivals.
— 3️⃣Mr.Pick6️⃣🔱 (@Jona_Gipson) July 22, 2017
Three-star defensive end signee Tyreek Johnson, who’s on track to enroll at South Carolina in January, watched defensive line coach Lance Thompson put campers through the paces on Friday afternoon.
Johnson, who was joined by several of his former teammates from Lakewood High School in Sumter, S.C., continues to recover from shoulder surgery, which he underwent earlier this year. He’s permitted to do almost every lift in the weight room right now.
Power cleans, under doctor’s orders, are not permitted at this time.
Three-star defensive end Kingsley Enagbare worked out for the Gamecock coaches in the afternoon. Coach Will Muschamp kept a close eye on the 2018 prospect from Atlanta’s Hapeville Charter.
Three-star athlete Bryce Thompson (Irmo, S.C.) ended up participating in position drills and got 1-on-1 reps at both defensive back and wide receiver.
Thompson and 2019 athlete D.J. Chisolm (Berkeley, S.C.) were the among the top skill players working out at the camp. Safety commitment R.J. Roderick (Summerville, S.C.), like Thompson, went through position drills in the afternoon, after sitting out the morning portion of the camp.
Georgia offered 2018 safety Israel Mukuamu on Friday afternoon, while he was on campus in Athens. After leaving there, he set off for South Carolina.
Mukuamu, who’s back in the state to announce a commitment at Berkeley High School, previously announced Florida State, Indiana and Oklahoma State as his finalists, to go along with South Carolina.
Israel Mukuamu, who was offered today during his trip to Georgia, is on the way to South Carolina for visit No. 2 of the day.
— Hale McGranahan (@Hale_SECcountry) July 21, 2017
In addition to a handful of the visitors scheduled to spend the night in Columbia, several more are set to arrive on Saturday.
- 2018 WR Josh Vann (Tucker, Ga.)
- 2018 DL Raiqwon O’Neal (Conway, S.C.)
- 2018 WR Tyquan Johnson (Sylvania, Ga.)
- 2018 ATH Bryce Thompson (Irmo, S.C.)
- 2018 DT Rick Sandidge (Concord, N.C.)
- 2019 T Kamren McCray (Moncks Corner, S.C.)
- 2019 CB Jammie Robinson (Cordele, Ga.)
- 2019 LB Ahdarrious Gee (Cordele, Ga.)
- 2019 LB Traveon Freshwater (Elizabeth City, N.C.)
- 2019 S J.R. Walker (Elizabeth City, N.C.)
- 2018 LB Ernest Jones IV
- 2018 QB Dakereon Joyner
- 2018 T Wyatt Campbell
- 2018 C Hank Manos
- 2018 DT Dantrell Barkley
- 2018 S R.J. Roderick
- 2018 WR Darius Rush