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With addition of 4-star Sawyer, Gamecocks are top 25 despite small 2014 class

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South Carolina may not have a huge signing class in 2014, but it will have a quality one.

Four star-defensive end Dante Sawyer shunned Auburn and Missouri on Tuesday and made it known that he will play for South Carolina next fall. He announced the following on his Twitter page:

“I AM OFFICIALLY COMMITTED TO THE UNIVERSITY SOUTH CAROLINA ,” he said on his Twitter feed. He told 247Sports.com that he picked the university because it had one of the top business schools, which he said he wanted to major in. He’ll take an official visit to the school within the next few weeks, but he was on campus for the Mississippi State game. He actually gave his commitment to the South Carolina coaching staff late Monday.

Fellow Georgia native and South Carolina commitment Bryson Allen-Williams apparently helped talk Sawyer into being a Gamecocks recruit. Sawyer joins WR Shaq Davidson, OL Donell Stanley and Allen-Williams as Top 250 national recruits who have committed to the Gamecocks, and the team now is ranked No. 24 in the nation with only 16 commitments–while many programs have 20-plus commits.

NOTE: All references to ratings at Saturday Down South are the 247Sports.com composite ranking, which averages all recruiting services.

 

 





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Comments 4

  1. It’s all about recruiting!!1 We just keep getting deeper on the depth chart with good talent!!!

  2. Matt
    Commented : 4 months ago

    That plus the large number of returning players ought to make 2014 very special.

  3. Sawyer will likely play as a true Freshman. Great pickup!