The South Carolina Gamecocks had one of the best signing days in 2014 and perhaps the best in the SEC with a couple of four-star cornerback commitments and successfully flipping two defensive linemen to finish with the nation’s 15 ranked class and No. 8 in the SEC according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings.
You can view the entire Gamecock recruiting class here.
Of the 21 commitments, all but four-star junior college defensive tackle Abu Lamin will arrive in the spring, so it remains to be seen how many freshmen will make an impact early in the 2014 season.
My favorite signings in the class besides Lamin, who has a good chance to start from Day 1, are all on the defensive side of the ball. Four-star defensive ends Dante Sawyer and former Florida State commit Dexter Wideman and outside linebacker Bryson Allen-Williams rank among the tops at their position and a trio of four-star corners in Wesley Green, Chris Lammons and D.J. Clark give the Gamecocks a strong nucleus on defense.
Offensively, receivers Shaq Davidson and Terry Googler, guard Donnell Stanley and Kevin Crosby provide nice upside, but this class is dominated by its defensive talent meaning the 2015 crop likely will see an influx of offensive talent, especially at quarterback.