South Carolina football recruiting: Gamecocks to add around 12 in January

The South Carolina football team is expected to add about 12 prospects from the Class of 2018, when class begins in January.

As a whole, the Gamecocks’ commitment class sits at 18 members, though the figure doesn’t include a holdover from the 2017 class — defensive end Tyreek Johnson — who’s among the prospects set to arrive in January.

In December, college football coaches will experience the first signing period for the 2018 recruiting cycle.

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. 27 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.)

Henry will take an official visit to South Carolina next weekend for the Florida game. He’s also taken officials to Clemson, Virginia Tech and Georgia.

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

Wonnum took another official visit to South Carolina for the Vanderbilt game.

4-star OLB Channing Tindall (Shelby, N.C.)

Tindall took an unofficial visit to South Carolina last weekend for the Vanderbilt game. He’ll be in Athens on Saturday when the Gamecocks play at Georgia.

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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