South Carolina football recruiting: Gamecocks start 5-2

With three full months left before Signing Day, the South Carolina football team’s 2018 recruiting class has a handful of targets remaining.

The Gamecocks’ class has 18 members, though that figure doesn’t include the lone holdover from the 2017 class — defensive end Tyreek Johnson — who will arrive in January as a grayshirt.

Below is an update on where things stand for the 2018 class:

Where the South Carolina class ranks

According to the 247Sports composite, South Carolina’s 2018 class is ranked No. 26 in the country. The Gamecocks are 10th among teams from the SEC.

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Offers by the numbers

  • Reported offers: 238
  • 5-star offers: 9
  • 4-star offers: 113
  • In-state recruits offered: 17
  • North Carolina recruits offered: 12

Commits

Top 3 uncommitted targets

  5-star DE  K.J. Henry (Clemmons, N.C.)

Up next for Henry is an official visit to Clemson.

4-star OT Dylan Wonnum (Tucker, Ga.)

Wonnum took an unofficial visit to South Carolina for the Arkansas game

4-star ILB Dax Hollifield (Shelby, N.C.)

Hollifield will take an official visit to North Carolina this weekend.

Position breakdown

Here’s a breakdown of the number of commits by position and how many are projected to be signed:

  • QB: 1/1 (Joyner)
  • RB: 2/2 (Fenwick, Valentine)
  • TE: 0/0
  • WR: 4/4 (Jamison, Johnson, Rush, Vann)
  • OL: 5/6 (Benson, Campbell, Gibbs, Iyama, Manos)
  • DL: 3/5 (Ellis, Enagbare, Johnson)
  • ILB: 0/1
  • OLB: 1/2 (Jones)
  • CB: 1/2 (Character)
  • S: 2/3 (Gipson, Roderick)

Geographical breakdown

Here’s a breakdown of South Carolina commits by state:

  • South Carolina: 8 (Campbell, Ellis, Jamison, Johnson, Joyner, Manos, Roderick, Rush)
  • Georgia: 7 (Benson, Character, Enagbare, Gipson, Jones, Johnson, Vann)
  • Florida: 2 (Fenwick, Valentine)
  • Virginia: 1 (Gibbs)
  • Tennessee: 1 (Iyama)

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