Baxter’s Blitz

Smaller schools scoop up SC talent

scvarsity@ sc.rr.comFebruary 7, 2013 

HERE’S A LOOK at how the in-state schools fared on National Signing Day:

Clemson was No. 14 overall in the Rivals.com rankings, landing eight four-star players.

Mike Williams Ben Boulware

South Carolina is at No. 16 after getting eight four-star players.

D.J. Park Bryce King Ronnie Martin

The ones that got away

There were several big-time players that got away from the in-state schools who will be impact players outside the state lines. The state’s top player, Tramel Terry from Goose Creek, was an early signee for the Georgia.

After an ACL injury at the Shrine Bowl, Terry will rehab and might be a redshirt.

Brookland-Cayce’s Jonathan Rumph, a 2011 grad who went to Holmes Community College and then signed with Georgia, might be an immediate impact player as a Bulldog wide receiver.

Pendleton defensive stalwart Michael Hill signed with Ohio State.

Gaffney defensive end Jaylen Miller and Dillon running back Jabo Lee signed with Tennessee.

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Small colleges clean up

Newberry got a great signing class that included lineman Austin Turner from Lexington and quarterback C.J. Frazier from Bluffton.

Limestone recruited its first class as they will begin football in 2014. This entire redshirt class had 33 players from South Carolina, led by Summerville running back Jared Tucker.

Presbyterian signed 25, including six from South Carolina. Ridge View defensive linemen Curtis Bey and Obinna Ntiasagwe will join the Blue Hose, along with teammate wide receiver Tre’von Howell.

Furman signed two S.C. standouts: Swansea linebacker Byron Johnson, and Dorman quarterback Trey Robinson as a defensive back.

Wofford inked four state players, including two SCISA players: Hammond offensive lineman Alex “Roo” Daniels and Hilton Head Christian defensive back Jamario Williams.

The Citadel signed 10 from S.C. and got one of the biggest steals in Ben Lippen running back Tyler Renew. He was recruited to play the B-back spot in their flexbone offense.

Charleston Southern signed seven Palmetto Staters for first-year coach Jamey Chadwell. The Buccaneers signed Byrnes wide receiver Colton Korn, the younger brother of former Byrnes quarterback Willy Korn.

S.C. State signed four state players, including Blythewood quarterback Kylen Binn and Carolina Forest running back Harold Atkinson.

Coastal Carolina signed 30, including seven from S.C., including Emerald running back Osharmar Abercrombie.

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