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Watch Gamecocks commit Cam Smith blow up one of the top 75 recruits in the country

Cam Smith commits to Gamecocks

Westwood High defensive back commits to the hometown South Carolina Gamecocks.
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Westwood High defensive back commits to the hometown South Carolina Gamecocks.

Oklahoma tight end signee Austin Stogner has been a top-100 recruit since April.

The way South Carolina Gamecocks signee Cam Smith hit him at the end of the first half of the All-American Bowl, it looks like the Westwood High School product is gunning to join him.

Smith ran through the Plano, Texas product as he tried to reel in a pass from five-star quarterback Spencer Rattler. Smith is the No. 211 recruit in the 247 Sports composite rankings, and has had a strong week at bowl practices.

Smith was a fast riser in the recruiting rankings, bursting on the scene and quickly earning a fourth star. He was outside the top 380 nationally at the end of June.

Smith’s team won 48-14, with a big day from Wisconsin commit Graham Mertz.

Also there is four-star quarterback Ryan Hilinski, who got one series of work in the first half, as Rattler got most of the snaps. Hilinski did have one very nice pass to convert a third and 16, but took a sack on third down soon after.

Later in the game, Hilinski started the third quarter. After a so-so possession, he showed off his leg on a pooch punt. He also had a ball hang on an interception that was nearly returned for a score.

Hilinski was a four-star prospect and threw for more than 2,700 yards in a senior season heavy in injuries with a brutal schedule. He too showed well in the game’s practices.

Former South Carolina target Chris Steele announced his commitment to the Florida Gators during the third quarter.