If you blinked at any point in June, you might have missed the fact that South Carolina has added quite a few commitments for the Class of 2015.
The Gamecocks have eight new pledges this month after adding three Monday, bringing the still-growing class to 20 prospects. The group ranks No. 4 in the latest Rivals team recruiting rankings.
The class is expected to total around 25, the maximum allowed by the SEC. It could grow beyond 25 if one or more prospects enrolls mid-year and "counts back" to the previous year.
Here is an updated position-by-position look at this year's recruiting class and outlook. (Star ratings are from 247Sports' Composite index, which factors in all networks, unless otherwise noted.)
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, 6-2, 190, Kennesaw, Ga., 4 stars: Top QB prospect in Georgia
OUTLOOK: One is typically the magic number when it comes to QB signings, so the Gamecocks should be done here.
, 5-9, 175, Tampa, Fla, 4 stars | Has not narrowed huge offer sheet
, 5-8, 180, Phenix City, Ala., 3 stars | Has USC among his top schools
, 5-11, 210, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., 4 stars | Committed to FAU, says he'll visit USC
, 6-1, 205, Birmingham, Ala., 4 stars | Visited last week; has offer from Alabama
, 5-11, 180, Clifton, Va., 3 stars | Called USC visit 'amazing'
, 5-11, 200, Sumter, 4 stars | Top instate RB prospect likes USC, just visited with family; Aug. 1 announcement set
OUTLOOK: South Carolina would like to sign as many as two backs in this class with three juniors on the roster -- Mike Davis, Brandon Wilds, Shon Carson -- and Davis likely NFL-bound after this season. The Gamecocks did not add a running back for 2014, while one of its 2013 signees (Jamari Smith) moved to defense and 2012 signee Kendric Salley transferred.
, 6-0, 195, Havelock, NC, 3 stars | Follows Pharoh Cooper, Corey Robinson in picking USC
, 5-10, 165, Damascus, Md., 4 stars | Picked Gamecocks after visiting Columbia
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, 6-2, 195, Stone Mountain, Ga., 3 stars | Committed to USC in May 2013 from Stephenson High
, 5-9, 165, Jacksonville, 3 stars | Speedy WR committed to USC in July 2013
, 6-4, 212, Haddonfield, NJ, 3 stars | Planning to visit USC
, 6-2, 175, Brentwood, Tenn., 4 stars | Wants to visit USC
, 6-4, 195, Tampa, Fla., 4 stars | Used to live in SC, was athlete at Dutch Fork
OUTLOOK: South Carolina may or may not add one more receiver, and there is no major push to do so yet with four in the fold.
, 6-4, 219, St. Louis, 3 stars | Likes chance to play early in SEC
, 6-4, 220, Lawrenceville, Ga., 3 stars | Picked USC over BC, Virginia and K-State
OUTLOOK: USC is likely done recruiting this position. The Gamecocks will sign two tight ends this class with Rory Anderson a senior and Jerell Adams draft-eligible.
, 6-6, 296, Lexington, Va., 4 stars | Picked Gamecocks over Virginia Tech, Tennessee and Ohio State.
, 6-3, 294, Clinton, La., 3 stars | Will switch from DL to offense; likely a center
, 6-8, 305, Scranton, Pa., 4 stars | Originally from N.C., committed to USC March 23
, 6-5, 307, Summerville, 4 stars | Instate battle for top instate lineman
, 6-5, 290, Woodbridge, Va,. 4 stars | USC made his top 15
, 6-5, 295, New Smyrna Beach, 3 stars | Fast-rising prospect just visited USC
, 6-7, 282, Brooksville, Fla., 4 stars | Visited USC in the spring
, 6-3, 325, Warner Robins, Ga., 3 stars | Counts USC among his favorites
, 6-7, 320, Hernando, Miss., 3 stars | USC just offered fast-rising tackle
OUTLOOK: Offensive line might be the biggest priority in this class. J.P. Vonashek left the program, and fellow Class of 2013 signee Bryce King will transfer. Meanwhile, A.J. Cann, Corey Robinson and Cody Gibson are seniors, and Brandon Shell and Mike Matulis are draft-eligible.
, 6-5, 240, Bluffton, 4 stars | Committed to USC before junior season
, 6-6, 228, Atlanta, 4 stars | A two-time USC pledge; was teammate of Wesley Green
, 6-2, 235, Scooba, Miss., 4 stars | Now at JUCO, 2014 signee expected back for 2015 class
, 6-3, 221, Opelika, Ala., 3 stars | Says USC “feels like home”
, 6-4, 220, Georgia Military College, 3 stars | Class of 2013 signee could be back for 2015
, 6-3, 279, Orangeburg, 4 stars | No. 2 instate prospect wants to be DE in college
, 6-2, 305, Scooba, Miss., 4 stars | Originally from Wren High; now JUCO teammate of Dante Sawyer
, 6-4, 271, Hutchinson, Kansas, 4 stars | No. 1 JUCO DE likes USC; originally from Greenwood
, 6-3, 293, Lincolnton, N.C., 4 stars | USC still in consideration; visit coming soon
OUTLOOK: Defensive line is an annual priority regardless of current and future depth charts. It wouldn't be surprising to see USC sign six more or more total on the line.
, 6-1, 215, Jacksonville, 4 stars | Longtime USC pledge is among highest-rated commits
, 6-0, 219, Foley, Ala., 3 stars | Can play outside, inside; good tackler
, 6-2, 210, Smiths Station, Ala., 3 stars | Was at USC for junior day in March
, 6-2, 245, Richmond, Va., 4 stars | Has USC in top 20; has visited
, 6-2, 240, El Dorado, Kansas, 4 stars | Originally from Greenwood; now at JUCO, likes USC
, 6-2, 205, Montezuma, Ga., 4 stars | Huge offer list; plans to visit USC
OUTLOOK: USC could sign up to three linebackers this go-round after having one in its 2014 class.
, 5-11, 170, Charlotte, 3 stars | Had seven interceptions as a junior
, 5-11, 183, Cornelius, N.C., 4 stars | Top target committed to USC in March
, 5-11, 175, Atlanta, Ga., 3 stars | Teammate of DE commit Arden Key
, 6-1, 181, Homerville, Ga., 4 stars | Recruited as athlete, wants to play corner
, 6-2, 185, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., 3 stars | Teammate of signee Al Harris Jr. was on commitment watch, will now visit Kentucky
, 6-1, 182, Miami, 3 stars | Has USC in his top five
, 6-0, 185, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., 3 stars | FAU pledge still interested in USC
, 5-10, 170, New Bern, 3 stars | Plays QB in high school
OUTLOOK: This isn't the immediate need it was for 2014 when USC signed five cornerbacks. Still, four to five again in this class looks realistic.