South Carolina’s recruiting efforts have picked up in a hurry in recent weeks and the momentum rolls on heading into the holiday weekend as the Gamecocks have just picked up a commitment from Georgia receiver Derwin Burgess Jr., who announced his commitment on Thursday.

The 5-foot-11, 177-pound Riverdale, Ga., native is rated as a three-star prospect and the No. 165 receiver prospect in the country for the 2021 recruiting cycle by 247Sports Composite Rankings.

With Burgess joining the South Carolina class, the Gamecocks now hold pledges from 13 prospects in the 2021 recruiting cycle. South Carolina’s recruiting class ranks as the No. 11 class in the SEC following this news.

To get an idea of what South Carolina is getting in Burgess, check out his junior season highlight reel with Riverdale High School.

South Carolina’s 2021 Recruiting Class – 11th-rated class in the SEC

Player
Rank/Position
Stars
State
Trenilyas Tatum
#25 outside linebacker
4-star
Georgia
Bryce Steele
#14 inside linebacker
3-star
Virginia
Jayden Johnson
#38 athlete
3-star
Georgia
Colten Gauthier
#22 pro-style QB
3-star
Georgia
O’Mega Blake
#117 receiver
3-star
South Carolina
Sam Reynolds
#118 receiver
3-star
Alabama
Simeon Price
#121 receiver
3-star
Florida
Caleb McDowell
#53 running back
3-star
Georgia
Nicholas Barrett
#54 defensive tackle
3-star
North Carolina
Derwin Burgess Jr.
#1162 receiver
3-star
Georgia
Jordan Davis
#115 offensive tackle
3-star
Georgia
Marcellas Dial
#4 JUCO cornerback
3-star
Georgia
JonDarius Morgan
Offensive line
Not ranked
Alabama