Top QB prospects from the state of South Carolina since 2008


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.

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

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



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  • Is it just me or has USC really missed out on some quality in-state signal callers?

    • I think Spurrier knows what he likes and not everybody fits it. You can’t argue with Connor Shaw or Dylan Thompson. Garcia was uber talented too coming out of HS … hard to argue with that. My understanding is JPark didn’t quite fit what Spur-Dawg and Mangus wanted, and neither did Worley.


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