Monday turned into a huge day for the South Carolina Gamecocks.
Steve Spurrier’s squad earned commitments from three prospects when 4-star athlete Octavis Johnson, 3-star tight end Connor Redmond and 3-star cornerback Jaire Alexander pledged to the Gamecocks.
The 6’1, 165-pound Johnson is from Homerville, Georgia and attends Clinch County High School. He has been recruited as an athlete and no decision on his position has been made. He is ranked as the country’s 24th-best athlete, the 27th-best overall prospect in the state of Georgia and 266th-overall best overall prospect in the class 2015, according to 24/7 Sports’ composite rankings. Johnson has an impressive offer sheet that includes the Clemson Tigers, Florida State Seminoles, Miami Hurricanes, Texas A&M Aggies and Tennessee Volunteers, among others.
The 6’4, 220-pound Remond, who told Wes Mitchell of 24/7 Sports “it wasn’t a very hard decision” and that he “is pumped to be a Gamecock,” is from Lawrenceville, Georgia and attends Archer High School. He is ranked as the 34th-best tight end prospect in the country, the 103rd-best overall prospect in the state of Georgia and the 1,051st-best overall prospect in the class of 2015. He holds offers from the Boston College Eagles, Kansas State Wildcats and Louisville Cardinals, among others.
Alexander measures in at 5’11 and 170 lbs. He is from Charlotte, North Carolina and attends Rocky River High School. He is ranked as the country’s 121st-best cornerback prospect, the 48th-best overall prospect in the state of North Carolina and the 1,473rd-best overall prospect in the class of 2015. He was once committed to the Charlotte 49ers.
The Gamecocks now have now have 18 commitments in the class of 2015. Their class ranks fifth nationally and third in the SEC.