There is still a long way to go down the recruiting trail for the class of 2019. As the month of May moves forward, we are still more than seven months away from the early signing period. But, that doesn’t mean there aren’t still some surprises forming.
One of those surprises is the work being done by Will Muschamp and the South Carolina Gamecocks.
South Carolina at this point has a top-15 recruiting class nationally and the Gamecocks are currently ranked higher than programs like Auburn, Florida, Tennessee and Texas.
South Carolina’s 2019 class starts with four-star quarterback Ryan Hilinski, (Orange, CA.). Hilinski, who is among the top-10 pro-style quarterbacks in America for the 2019 recruiting cycle, spoke to GN in early April following his commitment to the Gamecocks.
“I went out and took a visit to their spring game, it was my second visit to Columbia and I just fell in love with it again. “My second visit was better than the first and I told myself going in that if it’s better than the first one than I think it’s the place for me.
“The coaches made me feel super comfortable. The took care of my family on my visits and I just think South Carolina is the place and I want to be a part of it.
“South Carolina was my third offer, they offered me during week two of my junior season and they have been recruiting me the same ever since. You can just tell that people are different in South Carolina. They really care about football and they really care about you. I just really like that atmosphere and it’s way different from California for sure.”
Hilinski is joined by fellow four-star prospects, wide receivers Jamario Holley (Rock Hill, SC.), and Traevon Kenion (Monroe, NC.), in this Gamecocks class.
Three-star defensive end Rodricus Fitten (Atlanta, GA.), and three-star offensive linemen Mark Fox (Miami, Fla.), along with Vincent Murphy (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.), also are solid prospects who committed to South Carolina over numerous other SEC offers.
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