Prospects Highlight In-State Talent

The Gamecocks have some in-state talent on commitment watch.

South Carolina is known for many things, and football is certainly one of those attributes.

It holds a plethora of talented athletes, and high schools around the area are beginning to receive national attention for their elite players.

In particular, the Gamecocks have offered athletic scholarships to quite a bit of South Carolina-natives.

Bluffton High School defensive end Shameik Blackshear gave his commitment to the Gamecocks last May. The four-star recruit is the only commit to be from South Carolina for the class of 2015.

Let's take a look at who could be joining Blackshear in the Palmetto State.


Albert Huggins


Huggins is a four-star recruit hailing from Orangeburg, SC. The defensive tackle stands at 6'2", 280 pounds and has offers from multiple schools such as Georgia, Clemson, and North Carolina.

Recently, Huggins was said to be visiting with Clemson in the past week and hopes to visit a couple of SEC in the near future.

Sources say there are no return trips made yet for Huggins to South Carolina or Clemson. He has been to both well over a few times and plans to venture out.

Scout.com rates the South Carolina-native as the No. 10 defensive back in the class of 2015.


Johnathan Sutton

This four-star recruit is a native to Swansea, South Carolina. He has had other offers from schools like North Carolina, Clemson, and Florida State.

Sutton's UNC visit in March was the first one since the end of his football season. Mid-way into his junior year, the linebacker tore his ACL, MCL, and meniscus.

That certainly did not stop schools from offering scholarships to the 6-foot and 215 pound allstar. Just in his sophomore year, Sutton made 75 tackles and forced six fumbles. If that's not enough, he rushed for 233 yards and five touchdowns on 26 carries.


Ty'Son Williams

Sumter, South Carolina is where our next prospect has his roots. Crestwood High School is home to this 6'1", 202 pound running back. Williams recently listed his top five schools in order: Notre Dame, Wisconsin, Clemson, South Carolina, and North Carolina.

The running back is inching near his personal deadline and stated he wanted to make a decision before his senior year.

As a junior, he rushed for over 1,600 yards and 17 touchdowns.

This young star is definitely one to keep on the radar in the near future.


Zack Bailey

Bailey is another on the lists of prospects to possibly join the great Carolina-nation. This 6-foot-5, 307 pound offensive guard hails from Summerville, South Carolina.

The three-star recruit took a visit to Clemson earlier in the past week, making his way over to Columbia last Friday. He stated his grandfather was receiving an award at a convention in town and wanted to show them the academic side of the South Carolina campus.

The all-star has also received looks from Florida, Auburn, and North Carolina. Bailey thinks he may have his decision before the 2014 season.

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