South Carolina suffers major decommitment from 5-star 2022 recruit
South Carolina suffered a tremendous blow to its 2022 recruiting class when 5-star QB recruit Gunner Stockton announced he would decommit from the Gamecocks.
Stockton is from Tiger, Georgia in the northeast mountains, and reportedly has 23 offers. He is ranked the No. 1 dual threat QB in the country, according to the 247Sports Composite, and the No. 27 player overall in that class. Stockton plays for Jaybo Shaw (the brother of South Carolina legend and assistant coach Connor Shaw) at Rabun County.
In a social media announcement, Stockton wrote, “Back in August, I made the decision to commit to the University, program and staff. A lot has changed since that time, and I feel that I should reevaluate my situation.”
Auburn, and likely Georgia, are expected to be in the running among other schools now that Stockton’s recruitment has re-opened.
Here is his 247Sports scouting report:
“Stocky prospect at the quarterback that doesn’t appear to have significant growth potential,” with a comparison to North Carolina quarterback Sam Howell. “Good athlete with a baseball background that has active feet in the pocket. Can extend plays when needed and accounted for over 700 rushing yards as a freshman against limited competition. Is capable of making some advanced throws and shows touch and ball placement downfield. Shows creativity and competency delivering on screens and RPO throws on the move. Comfortable making tight-window seem throws with velocity. Still in the early stages of his development and shows the need to load up on big balls. Has a tendency to overstep with his front foot and can get loose mechanically. Very early stages of a potential NFL prospect but significant experience and development is still necessary.”
— Gunner Stockton (@GunnerStockton) January 12, 2021
Here are his highlights from Hudl: