Class of 2016 Rashan Gary is making big headlines at The Opening 2014 this week in Beaverton, Oregon. The 5-star defensive tackle has big plans after the camp, and one of those arrangements includes South Carolina.
Scout national recruiting analyst Brian Dohn was able to speak with Gary at the Nike camp. Check out the interview here: The Opening: Rashan Gary
The New Jersey-native transferred high schools, switching from Scotch Plains-Fanwood to Paramus Catholic.
Gary is hoping to take a visit down south to South Carolina, North Carolina, and Alabama very soon. This past spring, he took a trip to visit the home of the Rutgers and plans to visit Maryland, Virginia, and Virginia Tech in the upcoming weeks.
Gary is certainly one to watch out for in weeks to come on GamecockPride.com and Scout.com.
Carolina currently does not have any commits under the 2016 class, but they certainly have some prospects.
Another New Jersey-native is 5-star Kareem Walker. The 5-foot-11, 210 pound running back is ranked at No. 1 in his position. As a sophomore, he rushed for 1,164 yards and 12 touchdowns on 115 carries and helped his team to the state title. This all-star has 20 offers from different schools, including South Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama, and Michigan State.
5-star Nate Craig is no stranger to the spotlight. This Tampa Catholic (Fla.) wide receiver stands in his position on Scout’s charts at No. 1. Craig has over 20 offers from other schools, including Florida State, Vanderbilt, Texas Tech, UCLA, South Carolina, and Auburn. The all-star made Scout’s All IMG Team. Check out his footage here: All IMG Team
This 2016 prospect has some South Carolina roots. Tavien Feaster is a Spartanburg (S.C.)-native and stands as a 4-star running back, ranking No.2 in his position. The 6-foot, 192 pound Spartanburg high school all-star has over ten offers from schools so far. To name a few, Alabama, Clemson, South Carolina, Nebraska, Georgia, and Penn State have all extended scholarship offers to the rising junior.
A big name on the 2016 list is outside linebacker Keion Joyner. The Havelock H.S. , North Carolina-native is a 5-star prospect and stands at 6’3”, 205 pounds. Here is what Scout’s Scott Kennedy had to say about 2016 recruit.
Joyner is a plus athlete who has an excellent frame to keep getting bigger and stronger. He's incredibly fast chasing down a play from the backside. He's a terrific pass rusher, but he also scrapes the line of scrimmage and makes his reads well. He's both patient and aggressive. He has a quick first step and has wide receiver speed when he opens it up. His skill set gives him the versatility to play in any scheme - Scott Kennedy
During his sophomore season, Joyner posted 101 tackles, 18 for loss, 7.5 sacks, two interceptions, seven pass breakups, five forced fumbles, and three fumble recoveries. The OL has around 15 offers from different schools, including South Carolina, Ohio State, Virginia Tech, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Florida.
Bringing in our 5-stars is outside linebacker Lyndell Wilson. The 6-foot-3, 225 pound Montgomery (A.L.)-native stands at No. 2 in his position and has quite a bit of offers to back it up.
Total, Wilson has around 11 offers from strong football programs around the states, like Alabama, Clemson, Miami, Louisville, and South Carolina. In his sophomore season, Wilson brought in 71 tackles, seven sacks, two interceptions, and five forced fumbles.
GamecockPride.com and Scout.com will keep you updated on these prospects throught the 2014 season adn as they near closer to their commitment decisions.