Will Muschamp’s South Carolina program continues to mine the state of Georgia for talent as the Gamecocks just reached into the Peach State to land another talented prospect.

The latest prospect to pledge his services to the Gamecock program is Jayden Johnson of Cedartown, Ga., who announced his commitment on Monday.

The 6-foot-2, 200-pound Johnson commits to South Carolina over Arkansas, Georgia Tech and Memphis. He is rated as a three-star prospect and the No. 36 athlete in the nation for the 2021 recruiting cycle by 247Sports Sports Composite Rankings.

Following this news, South Carolina now holds commitments from eight prospects in the 2021 recruiting cycle. Johnson rates as the third highest-rated prospect in the class and the fifth prospect slated to play on the defensive side of the ball in Columbia.

To get an idea of how he fits into Muschamp’s defensive scheme, check out Johnson’s junior season highlight reel with Cedartown High School.

South Carolina’s 2021 Recruiting Class

Player
Rank/Position
Stars
State
Trenilyas Tatum
#25 outside linebacker
4-star
Georgia
Bryce Steele
#14 inside linebacker
3-star
Virginia
Jayden Johnson
#36 athlete
3-star
Georgia
Colten Gauthier
#21 pro-style QB
3-star
Georgia
Caleb McDowell
#60 running back
3-star
Georgia
Nicholas Barrett
#53 defensive tackle
3-star
North Carolina
Sam Reynolds
#138 receiver
3-star
Alabama
Marcellas Dial
#3 JUCO cornerback
3-star
Georgia