Official 2015 South Carolina Gamecock Football Recruiting Board & SEC News Updates

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The University of South Carolina football program’s recruiting has taken off to unprecedented heights in the last few years by signing key elite talent from both in and out of state.  Although limited in scholarships once again South Carolina keeps bringing in players that are ringing the bell yet again for a class that is already nationally ranked 5th (per Rivals), 24th (per Scout), and 8th (per 247Sports) – with plenty of players to add to assist with ascending further up the chain (with Texas A&M being the only school near us in the ranks to have fewer verbals and be ahead (in this case) with 9, or behind with others.

Before any more details are revealed, let’s take a look at this article to see how and why recruiting circumstances are changing nationwide and how the Gamecocks are adjusting to it as well as an overview of how well our recruiters are doing.

As a Gamecock Nation, we are all united as one family with one commonality – to see THE University of South Carolina take the SEC Trophy and go even further beyond to greater accomplishments.  To do this, you must have a solid depth chart filled with brute strength and skill to overmatch and outplay your opponent.  We are already have the coaching genius, so what is holding us back from 14-0?

Let’s take a look below at some of the talent that will build upon the undivided underpinning that will once again blend in with experience.

Below is a list of all 2015 Verbal Commitments to The University of South Carolina followed by rankings and highlight video.  This will be updated as more recruits give their verbals.

Enjoy!


Shameik Blackshear

Rivals                                                                                                                                Scout                                                                                                                                247Sports                                                                                                                                  ESPN

Discover What Shameik Blackshear’s Commitment Means to South Carolina Fball

Michael Bowman

Rivals                                                                                                                                Scout                                                                                                                                      247Sports                                                                                                                                ESPN

Michael Bowman has a younger brother named Kyran who is garnering interest from South Carolina as well as others.  Read about these two here.

Mark Fields

Rivals                                                                                                                                        Scout                                                                                                                                        247Sports                                                                                                                                ESPN

Find out how Mark felt about our program and the factors he considered here.

Sherrod Pittman Rivals                                                                                                                                        Scout                                                                                                                                        247Sports                                                                                                                                ESPN

See inside this link how a recruit of high prominence signing early in the cycle can help to bring in other high calibur recruits.

Jerad Washington

Stackz Choice Sleeper Award 

Sleeper Alert Rivals                                                                                                                                        Scout                                                                                                               247Sports                                                                                                                                ESPN

Read about the possible recruiting inroad and pipeline that the Gamecocks are estbalishing at First Coast High School with the signing of two pure athletes.


RECRUITING UPDATES:

03/23/14 (ADD) Paris Palmer     

Rivals                                                                                                                                        Scout                                                                                                                                        247Sports                                                                                                                                ESPN

Find out from this exclusive 247Sports Article why Paris decided to cast his lot with the Gamecocks and what made the fit special.

05/08/14 (ADD) Lorenzo Nunez

Rivals                                                                                                                                        Scout                                                                                                                                        247Sports                                                                                                                                ESPN

Check out Sports Radio: 560 The Team’s radio interview on May 9th, one day after his verbal – with Lorenzo here.

05/11/14 (ADD) Kyle Markway

Rivals                                                                                                                                        Scout                                                                                                                                        247Sports                                                                                                                                ESPN

Read more about what he would like to accomplish for the fans, the team and himself.

05/15/14 (ADD) Jalen Christian

Rivals                                                                                                                                        Scout                                                                                                                                  247Sports                                                                                                                                ESPN

Jalen states the benefits for playing inside Columbia, SC here.

05/16/14 (ADD) Josie Milton

Rivals                                                                                                                                        Scout                                                                                                                               247Sports                                                                                                                               ESPN

Josie is interviewed by an upstate online paper and speaks of a possible position switch that he is excited about at the college level

Highlight of Josie deadlifting 585 pounds – when he was 14 years old…

05/16/14 (ADD) Dexter Neal

Rivals                                                                                                                                      Scout                                                                                                                                  247Sports                                                                                                                                ESPN

Get to know Dexter more through this article.

06/12/14 (ADD) Austin Clark

Rivals                                                                                                                                      Scout                                                                                                                               247Sports                                                                                                                               ESPN

Inside find out inside the reasons why this big-time 4-star stud decided to come over to the Gamecocks and shun Ohio State.

06/12/14 (ADD) Jalen Henry

Rivals                                                                                                                                      Scout                                                                                                                             247Sports                                                                                                                               ESPN

Video coming soon.

Unknown by almost all, find out what Jalen will add to the Gamecock’s defense.  Also find out what Foley High School coach Todd Watson had to say of Henry here.

06/13/14 (ADD) Antoine Wilder

Rivals                                                                                                                                      Scout                                                                                                                             247Sports                                                                                                                               ESPN

Highlight reel coming soon! … Discover what Wilder has to say in his one on one interview with 247Sports writer Wes Mitchell here.

06/16/14 (ADD) Quandeski Whitlow

Rivals                                                                                                                                      Scout                                                                                                                             247Sports                                                                                                                               ESPN

Find out what Quandeski believes he can offer South Carolina with his skill sets. Read up on other programs he shunned and our recruiting coach’s reaction to finding out where he decided he was going to play.

06/23/14 (ADD) Octavis Johnson

Rivals                                                                                                                                      Scout                                                                                                                             247Sports                                                                                                                               ESPN

Find out within the hyperlink what programs were recruiting this young man, the different positions he may play – and a humorous and  interesting “stray observations” section. Video may also be found at the above hyperlink.

06/23/14 (ADD) Jaire Alexander

Rivals                                                                                                                                       Scout                                                                                                                              247Sports                                                                                                                              ESPN

Read more about Mr. Alexander inside this link.

07/08/114(ADD) Damon Arnette

Rivals                                                                                                                                      Scout                                                                                                                             247Sports                                                                                                                               ESPN

Inside this link, read about what Arnette states his strengths are and how he will contribute to South Carolina once his number is called.

Interviewed and brought to us by College Level Athletes at the Fast Twitch Combine Prep, listen in on what offers from powerhouses this athlete received and what his thoughts were with each.

07/10/14 (ADD) AJ Turner

Rivals                                                                                                                                       Scout                                                                                                                              247Sports                                                                                                                              ESPN

In addition, read about what this multi-positional athlete’s high school coaching staff is all about and how they are grooming and sending many Division I calibur athletes into college.

07/15/14 (ADD) Dante Sawyer

Rivals

07/27/14 (ADD) Davon Durant

07/29/14 (ADD) Mon Denson

Rivals                                                                                                                                       Scout                                                                                                                               247Sports                                                                                                                               ESPN


Scholarship Breakdown:

According to The Huffington Post, the NCAA investigated the Whitney Hotel incident where players were receiving stay for a reduced rate.  After the University of South Carolina imposed penalties upon itself for their own lack of knowing the NCAA governing body deemed this as suitable punishment.  The 2014-15 recruiting cycle will be the last year we will offer full scholarships.  Because of this, we will sign somewhere between 24-27 athletes.

This leaves the class of 2015 holding 3 to 6 vacancies.


Speculating who is left and targets to take us there:

RB (possibly one more): Bryce Love, Nyheim Hines, Ty’Son Williams, or Jordan Scarlett

WR (one more): Irvin Charles, or Auden Tate

OL (one more minimum): Brandon Sandifer, Emanuel McGirt, Tommy Hatton, Garrett Thomas,                                             and/or Zack Bailey.

DL (one more): Albert Huggins

LB (one more maybe) Davon Durant

Potential Targets Left On The Board:

Current News featuring the Gamecocks and SEC programs: SEC decommit list is at 17 players for ’15 and ’16 – SDS/Brian McLaughlin   About Stackz’s Total Statistic Board:  Above are numbers, rankings, and highlights, and, articles with featured commits.  Also included are pertinent news articles.  Below, I take the extra time out necessary in order to bring you all the EXTRA MILE and BOTTOM LINE covering from ALL ANGLES on incoming recruits. STACKZ’S TOTAL STATISTIC BOARD: TBA at end of cycle. Please BOOKMARK or FAVORITE this page so that you may come back to it.  This will be the continually updated official community board for all ‘Boose members and sites affiliated within.  If you would like to comment on this post or throw up some little-known player’s names for discussion than this is the place to do it under this blog in the comment section.


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