Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Peach State DB Selects Gamecocks

According to Phil Kornblut of the South Carolina Radio News Network, cornerback Branden Langley committed to the University of South Carolina Wednesday night. Langley is a huge pickup for the Gamecocks as the Marietta, GA native chose the Gamecocks over a plethora of SEC and national BCS schools like Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Florida, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Arkansas, Vanderbilt, Nebraska and UCLA. The decision boiled down to three SEC Eastern Division foes in the end and USC topped UGA and Rocky Top to secure the top rated cornerback in the state of Georgia this recruiting cycle. Langley is 6'0", 175 pounder and is a four-star prospect acording to 247sports. The Kell High School product is the seventh verbal commitment from the Peach state for USC in the 2013 recruiting class and the fourth defensive back. USC Quarterbacks Coach G.A. Mangus was Langley's lead recruiter for Carolina. Langley is the 21st verbal commitment for the Gamecocks in 2013 and the 15th defensive verbal commitment. Langley is a top 15 player in the state of Georgia per 247sports. Go Gamecocks!

Saturday, July 28, 2012

JUCO Cornerback Coming Home to Roost

Per Phil Kornblut of the South Carolina Radio News Network, Georgia Military College Cornerback Ronnie Martin has committed to the University of South Carolina. The former Spartanburg High School standout originally signed with the Gamecocks in 2011 but failed to qualify. Martin resurfaced at GMC last year and according to his former High School Coach Freddie Brown, Martin is on track to graduate in December and enroll at USC in January 2013 where the former South Carolina Shrine Bowl participant would compete for a starting Cornerback position in 2013. Martin will have three years to play two once he enrolls at Carolina. The former Vikings all-state performer is 5'10", weighs 190 pounds and reportedly runs a 4.4/40-yard dash. Coming out of high school Martin was considered a three-star prospect and had offers from LSU, Nebraska, Illinois, Maryland and Wake Forest. The JUCO defensiveback is the 20th verbal commitment for the USC class of 2013 and the 14th verbal commitment on the defensive side of the football. Martin joins GMC teammate LB Brandon Golson, Calhoun County HS, as former Palmetto state gridiron stars headed back home to play college football. Gamecocks Special Teams/Tight Ends Coach Joe Robinson recruited Martin for South Carolina. Go Gamecocks!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Tarheel Gridiron Standout Commits to USC

According to Phil Kornblut of the South Carolina Radio News Network North Carolina prep LB Larenz Bryant committed to the University of South Carolina on Monday over a plethora of BCS level offers. The Charlotte, NC native is regarded as the top high school football talent in the state of North Carolina according to 247sports. USC Run Game Coordinator/Offensive Line Coach Shawn Elliott was the lead recruiter of Bryant for South Carolina. Bryant chose the Gamecocks over several SEC and ACC schools like Alabama, Texas A&M, Florida, Clemson, Georgia, Florida State, UNC, N.C. State, Virginia Tech, Duke, Wake Forest, Oklahoma, East Carolina and UVA. Bryant is the fifth linebacker prospect to commit to the Gamecocks for the 2013 football recruiting class. The Vance High School product is a four-star prospect according to 247sports. One interesting tidbit regarding Bryant is that he is a native South Carolinian as he hails from the Charleston area. This is the 18th verbal commitment for USC in its 2013 class and remember that verbal commitments are non-binding until the prospect either enrolls in classes come January 2013 or "inks" scholarship papers come National Signing Day in February 2013. This is an excellenbt pickup by the USC coaching staff and kudos to Coach Shawn Elliott for being in BEAST MODE on the recruiting trail. This is the 13th defensive prospect that the Gamecocks have accepted a verbal pledge from in the 2013 class. Go Gamecocks!