South Carolina has extended a scholarship offer to a quarterback from the same high school that produced current Gamecock Lorenzo Nunez.
Class of 2018 QB Justin Fields, from Harrison High in Kennesaw, Ga., reported the offer Tuesday night via Twitter:
The 6-foot-3, 210-pound Fields’ recruiting stock has continued to rise, with 13 of his 28 offers coming this season, according to 247Sports. USC, Nebraska and TCU extended offers this week.
The four-star prospect has helped lead the Hoyas to a 7-0 start to the season. He told Scout this month that North Carolina, Northwestern, Penn State and Tennessee were recruiting him the hardest.
Fields this season is 82-of-123 passing for 1,448 yards, 15 touchdowns and three interceptions. He also leads the team with 80 carries for 574 yards and eight more scores.
The Gamecocks under then-head coach Steve Spurrier signed Nunez as a quarterback out of Harrison High in the Class of 2015. Nunez moved to receiver this season and is on track to redshirt.
South Carolina already has quarterback Jay Urich of Wren High (Piedmont, SC) committed for 2017.
For the 2018 class, the Gamecocks under Will Muschamp have offered seven quarterbacks, including Fields. Three have already committed to other schools. Among USC’s top targets at QB for 2018 is in-state standout Dakereon Joyner of Fort Dorchester High.