The South Carolina Gamecocks have hit the recruiting trail hard over the past few weeks. South Carolina currently sits at 19 commits with plenty of time to pull in a few more targets. The month of August was an impressive one in the number of commits Will Muschamp and the Gamecocks hauled in.
Muschamp and his staff brought in a good mix of recruits with both sides of the ball being represented well in the recruiting process. Several recruits stand out right off the bat for the Gamecocks. Josh Vann, a four-star wide receiver out of Tucker, Georgia, gave the offense a boost for the upcoming season with a verbal commitment. Vann is a quick receiver with impressive hands, but I like his route running and speed, which will make him dangerous when he comes into the SEC. The Gamecocks were able to secure a commitment from Vann, beating out Alabama, Kansas State, Michigan and a number of other schools in the process.
South Carolina did not neglect the defensive side of the ball, either. The Gamecocks’ coaching staff was able to bring in Marlon Character Jr. as well. Character gives the Gamecocks someone that can come in next season and compete for playing time. Character is a physical corner that does an impressive job of playing the ball in the air. And the addition of Character gives the Gamecocks a bigger corner that can match up against taller wide receivers and not lose the jump ball battle.
What recruits are looking impressive in high school football currently? This week we take a look at Jordan Hill out of Crosby, Texas. What will catch most folks’ eye right off the bat with Hill’s film is that he is a tall receiver at 6-foot-3-inches and can cause opposing defenders problems. Hill has good speed and what stands out to me is that he does not mind doing the dirty work to create running lanes for his teammates. Hill currently has offers from Illinois, Kansas, and Fresno State, but I would be very surprised if SEC schools did not take a look him before the end of the season.
Check back here next week for more recruiting news from around the SEC.