Newly hired Coach Lou Holtz’ recruiting efforts pay off on this his first signing day as Gamecocks coach. Despite the team’s 1-10 record the previous season, Holtz is able to pull in the No. 28 ranked recruiting class according to Prepstar.
A great group of RBs headline this class with the signings of Ryan Brewer, Andrew Pinnock, and Derek Watson. These players and others would soon lead the Gamecocks to back-to-back Outback Bowl victories.