5-star prospect Gunner Stockton, nation's No. 1 dual-threat QB in the 2022 cycle, announces he's down to pair of SEC schools
Gunner Stockton is down to just two schools for his services and the five-star prospect and Georgia native made things even more interesting by announcing the programs he’s down to are annual opponents in the SEC East.
“Want to thank my family, my teammates, my coaches and every school that has recruited me for the last two years. With that being said I am down to my final two schools, so I can focus on my junior season at Rabun County,” Stockton posted while announcing Georgia and South Carolina are his two finalists. “Please no interviews at this time. Thank you and God Bless!”
If you haven’t been following his recruitment, the Tiger, Ga., native is the nation’s No. 1 dual-threat quarterback and a top 40 overall prospect in the 2022 recruiting cycle according to 247Sports Composite Rankings.
Despite the fact he’s got two seasons of high school football to play before he steps foot on a college campus, Stockton has already been invited to participate in the All-American Bowl and has landed scholarships from the likes of Alabama, Florida, LSU, Ohio State, Penn State, Oregon and a host of others.
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While he may have plenty of time before he has to make his decision, the Rabun County High School standout could end his recruitment prematurely and serve as the centerpiece of either Georgia or South Carolina’s 2022 recruiting class.
Before anyone assumes the five-star signal-caller will pick Georgia over South Carolina, keep in mind one of the first scholarship offers Stockton landed came from Colorado State, which was helmed by Mike Bobo at the time. Now serving as South Carolina’s offensive coordinator, Bobo still has a shot at coaching the young quarterback he discovered in the Peach State.
Aside from the Bobo connection, it must be noted that Stockton plays for Rabun County High School, which just so happens to be led by Jaybo Shaw, who just so happens to be the brother of former South Carolina QB and current Gamecock assistant coach, Connor Shaw.
Clearly, both programs have a lot going for them when it comes to the recruitment of Stockton, so it’s no surprise to see they both earned a spot in his top 2.
Now we wait to find out which program the young quarterback selects — Georgia or South Carolina.