It’s fun to look back and see which prognostications were correct and which were way off. When it comes to the state of South Carolina, the recruiting rankings haven’t been far off when rating quarterbacks the last few years. In fact, the state has been quite productive when it comes to producing BCS level quarterbacks.
Since 2008, the No. 1 ranked quarterback coming out of South Carolina is from this year’s signing class–Georgia signee Jacob Park. Also interesting to note, South Carolina (i.e. – Steve Spurrier) hasn’t signed a quarterback out of its home state since Dylan Thompson in 2010 (he was a 2-star prospect). The Gamecocks also took in-state 3-star QBs Aramis Hillary and Reid McCollum in 2008 but both left the program before their eligibility was up.
Here’s a look at the top 7 quarterback recruits that came from the state of South Carolina since ’08.
Editor’s note: Saturday Down South’s references to ratings follow the 247Sports.com composite rankings for high school prospects.
|NO.||QUARTERBACK||YR||COLLEGE||HOMETOWN||247 #||THE SKINNY?|
|1.||Jacob Park||2014||Georgia||Goose Creek||.9433||Will he be the next great Ga. QB?|
|2.||Mason Rudolph||2014||Oklahoma St.||Rock Hill||.8977||Followed Justin Worley at his H.S.|
|3.||Everett Golson||2011||Notre Dame||Myrtle Beach||.8936||Started in national title game|
|4.||Tony McNeal||2011||Clemson||Chester||.8706||Out of football due to injuries|
|5.||Justin Worley||2011||Tennessee||Rock Hill||.8575||Will start for Vols this fall|
|6.||Caleb Rowe||2012||Maryland||Greer||.8475||Part-time starter for Terps in ‘13|
|7.||Chas Dodd||2010||Rutgers||Duncan||.8245||Threw for 4,000 career yds at Rutgers|