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Productive receiver picks Gamecocks

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He’s a quick one, and he’s looking forward to slipping into the South Carolina starting lineup as soon as possible.

On Thursday, the Gamecocks added a rare commitment–as the class has been expected to be small this year. Tyshun Samuel, a 5-foot-11, 180-pound in-state wide receiver out of Chapman H.S. in Inman, is on board, announcing at his school in a ceremony. He also had an offer from Vanderbilt, as well as North Carolina, Maryland and N.C. State. He is rated a three-star receiver and is South Carolina’s 15th commitment.

In 10 games this year, he caught 43 passes for 912 yards and 9 TDs–easily surpassing the 20-yards per catch mark. He also rushed 89 times for 560 yards and 8 more scores. As a junior, he caught 78 passes for 1,246 yards and 18 TDs.

Samuel finished his career at Chapman with a school-record 166 catches for 2,751 yards and 36 TD receptions.

Editor’s note: All rankings used by Saturday Down South, individual and team-wise, refer to the composite ranking.

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