South Carolina lands prized four-star cornerback D.J. Smith

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South Carolina may not be bringing in dozens of recruits this year–as it is a planned small class–but what they are bringing in is quality.

D.J. Smith is a perfect example of that. Very late Monday night, on a live cable television broadcast, Smith chose the Gamecocks over Tennessee. He had eliminated Clemson from the list over the past week or so. Smith is a 6-foot-0, 190-pound cornerback out of Marietta (Ga.). He is rated No. 129 overall in the nation and the No. 12 cornerback.

Playing in Georgia–truly one of the nation’s top states for high school football–Smith is one step closer than most in being ready for the next level. He is a physical cornerback, not afraid of contact.

Smith is the 17th member of South Carolina’s class of 2014. He is the No. 2 rated prospect for the Gamecocks behind WR Shaq Davidson. Elite prospects like OL Damian Prince, RB Derrell Scott, DB Chris Lammons and DB Wesley Green–a former Gamecocks commitment–are still eyeing the Gamecocks, though none are considered locks to pick South Carolina.

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