When top 2018 recruit Xavier Thomas left South Carolina for IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, it seemed Gamecocks coaches would be making the trek down that way with regularity.
Now those trips become twice as important.
T.L. Hanna defensive lineman Stephon Wynn Jr., a four-star prospect and the No. 3 player in South Carolina for 2018 by the 247Sports composite, announced Thursday he too will transfer to IMG.
The 6-foot-4, 260 pound end had already announced a top eight of South Carolina, Clemson, Auburn, Georgia, LSU, Tennessee, North Carolina and Virginia Tech. Wynn visited Columbia several times in 2016. He is rated as the No. 5 strongside defensive end in the country by 247.