South Carolina Gamecocks National Signing Day Recap

Photo courtesy of Bryson Allen-Williams

South Carolina Gamecocks

      • SEC TEAM RANK: No. 8
      • NATIONAL TEAM RANK: No. 15
      • LAST YEAR’S FINISH: No. 8 in SEC; No. 20 in nation.
      • NO. 1 CURRENT RECRUIT: LB Bryson Allen-Williams (No. 102)
      • SDS 3-STAR ‘SLEEPER’ STAR: DB Darin Smalls is a high-end three-star prospect. He has the makings of a leader. Very mature.
      • SUM THE DAY UP: It was a monster day for South Carolina. The Gamecocks kept Bryson Allen-Williams aboard after weeks of him wavering, they got Wesley Green back after a several-month hiatus, they swayed Dexter Wideman to stay closer to home instead of play for Florida State and they charmed a former Florida Gator DB commit, Chris Lammons, into coming aboard. Oh, and they swayed Blake McClain away from Nebraska. It’s almost like Steve Spurrier had a magic potion on Wednesday. The Gamecocks had just as good a day as LSU and Florida.
      • OVERALL: South Carolina jumped up eight spots in the national rankings thanks to Wednesday, so signing day can be thanks for some major positive vibe coming from Columbia. The Gamecocks are loaded with four-star prospects and are especially impressive on defense. It was a great recruiting year.

Editor’s note: All team and individual ratings referenced by Saturday Down South are according to’s composite ranking, which averages all services. Team rankings are as of 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Here’s a look at the current commitments, with ranking and early enrollment details:

Bryson Allen-Williams LB Ellenwood, GA 6’1″ 214 4
Joe Blue RB Dillon, SC 6’0″ 235 3
Kevin Crosby TE Bamberg, SC 6’0″ 239 4
Shaq Davidson WR Gaffney, SC 6’0″ 170 4
Terry Googer WR Atlanta, GA 6’4″ 210 3
Wesley Green DB Lithonia, GA 5’11” 170 4
Al Harris Jr. DB Fort Lauderdale, FL 5’10″ 155 3
Abu Lamin DT Fort Scott, KS 6’5″ 315 4 YES
Chris Lammons DB Fort Lauderdale, FL 5’10” 170 4
Blake McClain DE Jacksonville, FL 6’4” 280 3
Kalan Ritchie TE Goose Creek, SC 6’5″ 215 3
Tyshun Samuel WR Inman, SC 5’11″ 180 3
Dante Sawyer DE Suwanee, GA 6’3″ 240 4
Michael Scarnecchia QB Orange Park, FL 6’3″ 185 3
Darin Smalls DB Summerville, SC 5’11″ 182 3
D.J. Smith DB Marietta, GA 6’0″ 190 4
Taylor Stallworth DT Mobile, AL 6’2″ 290 3
Donell Stanley OL Latta, SC 6’4″ 330 4
Jhaustin Thomas DE Athens, TX 6’6″ 240 3
Dexter Wideman DT Saluda, SC 6’4” 255 4
Malik Young OL Piedmont, SC 6’4″ 290 3


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