South Carolina treks into Missouri, plucks talented prospect


For months it seemed Kyle Markway was Big Ten bound. Iowa looked like the lucky school.

Then South Carolina jumped into the fray and … things changed, Mox. You’re in the SEC now.

Markway is a 6-foot-4, 225-pound tight end/defensive end out of St. John Vianney in St. Louis (Mo.). Iowa was at the top of the list for a long time, with Indiana and Iowa also serious enough to extend scholarship offers. Despite being a machine at defensive end, racking up 107 tackles and 11 sacks over the past two seasons–Markway told Saturday Down South that he’ll be at tight end for the Gamecocks. His interaction with South Carolina really ramped up over the last two months. It offered on March 4, he attended its spring game on Apr. 12–and the rest is history.

South Carolina moved up seven spots in the national ranking after landing Markway.

“To play under a head coach like (Steve) Spurrier and to play in a program like South Carolina is truly a dream come true,” Markway told SDS. “I can’t wait to give the fans down there what they deserve, a national championship. To be able to play as a freshman in the SEC for South Carolina is a big factor in my commitment.”

Markway is a three-star tight end and is ranked the No. 14 overall prospect out of the state Mizzouri. The Gamecocks now have eight commitments on board, five of which are four-star prospects. With the addition of Markway, the Gamecocks moved up seven spots to No. 14 in the national team rankings.

Editor’s note: Saturday Down South’s references to ratings follow the composite rankings for high school prospects.

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