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2016 football signess, rankings, videos, bios & more (April 10, 2016)

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South Carolina 2016 football signess

 

*1) QB Brandon McIlwain (6'0" 205lbs) of Newtown, PA (4 star) 12/31/14
*2) WR Bryan Edwards  (6-3 208) of Conway SC (4 star) 03/28/15 

*3) RB CJ Freeman (5-11 190) of Greensboro, NC  4 star 03/28/15

4)OL Will Putnam (6'5" 270lbs) Harrisburg, NC  (2 star) 07/13/2015

*5)) DB Chris Smith (5'10" 168lbs) South Pointe High School SC (2 star) 07/24/2015  

6) OL Akeem Cooperwood (6'8" 340lbs) Georgia Millitary GA (3 star) 07/25/2015

7) OL Pete Leota  (6'5" 307lbs)  Asheville, NC (3 star) 09/17/2015

8) DL Darius Whitfield (6'3" 285lbs) Mobile, AL (4star) 10/13/2015

9) DE Griffin Gentry (6'2" 260lbs) Homewood, AL. (2 star) 11/04/2015

10) DE Sadarius Hutcherson (6'6" 250lbs)  Huntingdon, TN T (3 star) 12/15/2015

11) DB Jamarcus King  (6'1" 180lbs) Coffeyville JC, KS (4 star) 12/16/2015

*12) DE Keir Thomas (6'3" 240lbs) Miami Florida (3 star) 12/26/2015

13) RB Rico Dowdle (6'1" 206lbs)  Asheville, N.C./AC Reynolds (4 star) 01/08/2016

14) WR Chavis Dawkins (6'2" 195lbs) of Byrnes SC (3 star) 01/09/2016

*15) DL Kobe Smith (6'4" 295lbs)  Lawrenceville, GA (3 star) 01/14/2016

16) LB TJ Brunson (6'1" 220lbs)  Columbia, SC Richland Northeast (3 star) 01/18/2015

17) TE Robert Tucker (6'3" 240lbs)  B.E.S.T Academy in Atlanta  (3 star) 01/21/2016

18) DE Denni Wonnum (6'4" 232lbs) Stone Mountain, GA (3 star) 01/24/2016

19) TE Evan Hinson (6'5" 210lbs) Deltona, FL (3 star) 01/27/2016

20) WR  Kiel Pollard  (6'1" 200lbs)  Moultrie, Ga. (4 star) 01/31/2016

21) WR  Korey Banks Jr(5'11" 164lbs) Ga. Sandy Creek (3 star) 02/03/2016

22) DT  Aaron Thompson (6'2" 260lbs) Fort Lauderdale Florida (3 star) 02/03/2016

23) DT Stephon Taylor (6'5" 305LBS) New Orleans Louisiana (4 star) 02/03/2016

24) WR Randrecous Davis (5'11" 180LBS) Atlanta, GA (4 star) 02/03/2016

 **QB Jake Bentley ( 6'4" 205lbs) Opelika, AL (4 star) 03/24/2016

 

 

Junior collage bound

 

**** DE Javon Kinlaw  (6'7" 285lbs) Goose Creek SC ( 4 star)  12/23/2015 (Junior Collage Candidate will not sign)

****  WR Diondre Champaigne ( 6'3" 175lbs) Fort Dorcheste SC (3 star) 12/21/2015  (Junior Collage Candidate will not sign)

 

 

**** Junior collage bound

*** Decommits

 ** Will play this fall
* Early enrollee

 

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SEC ranking (Feb. 03, 2016)

 

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Coach Muschamp’s Press Conference notes with video


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List of South Carolina 2016 Football Early Enrollees

 

Bios from GamecocksOnline.

QB - Brandon McIlwain

Two-sport standout who also plays baseball… will graduate from Council Rock North High School in Newtown, Pa. in December… threw for 1,720 yards and 17 touchdowns on 147-of-252 passing and rushed for 1,545 yards and 30 touchdowns on 227 carries as a senior, helping his team to the conference title and a 7-4 mark overall… as a defensive back, he collected 62 tackles and two interceptions, returning one for a score for the Indians in Class AAAA… played for head coach Adam Collachi… during his junior season in 2014 he threw for 2,100 yards and 18 touchdowns and rushed for 1,100 yards and 20 scores… named an Elite 11 quarterback after his summertime performance at The Opening national event… awarded Gatorade Player of the Year honors in Pennsylvania… considered a four-star prospect… 247Sports ranks his as the No. 2 dual-threat quarterback in the country and No. 153 overall… Rivals considers him a four-star prospect, the eighth-best player in Pennsylvania and the 14th-best dual-threat quarterback in the nation… will also play baseball for Chad Holbrook at South Carolina… on the diamond, he hit .429 with five homers and 23 RBI and logged a 7-3 record and 1.26 ERA on the mound with 42 strikeouts and 13 walks… was a Perfect Game All-American… considered him to be a potential first round pick in the MLB Draft… owns a 3.99 GPA with plans to be a political science major… hopes to obtain a joint MBA/JD degree… father, Roddy, was born in Columbia and is a USC graduate… grandmother lives in Irmo… had over 20 Division I offers.

RB - C.J. Freeman

Running back who will graduate from Northern Guilford High School in Greensboro, N.C. in December... played for head coach Johnny Roscoe... rushed for 2,091 yards and 23 touchdowns for Northern Guilford in his senior season, averaging more than seven yards per carry and nearly 150 yards per game... in four playoff games, he averaged 265 rushing yards... the Nighthawks went 10-5 and reached the state 3AA semifinals... rated a three-star prospect and the 15th-best all-purpose back in the country by Rivals... considered a three-star prospect and the No. 31 running back in the nation by 247Sports Composite... ESPN gave him a four-star rating and considered him the No. 31 running back in the country... also visited Wisconsin and Louisville.

WR - Bryan Edwards

Wide receiver who will graduate from Conway (S.C.) High School at the end of the fall semester and enroll in January… coached by Chuck Jordan… considered one of the state’s top players as a senior in 2015 until suffering a season-ending knee injury in late October… was a finalist for South Carolina’s “Mr. Football”… finished his senior campaign with 53 catches for 969 yards and nine scores… selected for the Shrine Bowl and the US Army All-American Game… finished his high school career with 188 catches for 2,562 yards and 32 touchdowns… Rivals ranks him as a four-star prospect, the fourth-best player in the Palmetto State and the 20th best “athlete” in the country… considered a four-star prospect, the third-best player in the state and the 12th best wide receiver in the country by 247Sports… ESPN also ranks him as a four-star prospect, the state’s fifth-best player and the nation’s 60th-best wide receiver… also had Clemson in his top two schools.

DL/LB - Keir Thomas

Graduated from Miami (Fla.) Central High School at the end of the fall semester and enrolled at South Carolina in January… coached by Roland Smith…played multiple positions, including nose guard, defensive tackle, defensive end and linebacker… racked up 22 sacks among his 83 tackles as a senior… recorded 71 tackles and 18 sacks as a junior… regarded as a three-star prospect, the 22nd-best strongside defensive end in the country and the 49th-best player in Florida, according to Rivals… 247Sports ranks him as a three-star prospect, the 26th-best strongside defensive end in the nation and the 64th-best player in the Sunshine State… originally committed to Florida State… also visited Arkansas, Auburn and Tennessee before announcing his decision to become a Gamecock on Christmas Day.

DL - Kobe Smith 

 

6-2, 294, Lawrenceville, Ga. (Archer)

 

Graduated from Archer High School in Lawrenceville, Ga. at midsemester and enrolled at South Carolina in January... played for head coach Andy Dyer... helped the Tigers to an 11-2 record and a spot in the Georgia AAAAAA state quarterfinals as a senior... committed to play in the Semper Fidelis All-American Game following his senior season... Rivals considers him a three-star prospect, the 38th-best defensive tackle in the nation and the 48th-best player in Georgia... considered a three-star prospect, the 63rd-best defensive tackle in the nation and the 83rd-best player in the state of Georgia by 247Sports... is a three-star prospect, the 39th-best defensive tackle in the nation, and the 43rd-best player in Georgia according to ESPN... originally committed to NC State and then to Kentucky before selecting the Gamecocks. 


DB - Chris Smith

Multi-position athlete who will compete at the cornerback position, but could play on either side of the ball… graduated from South Pointe High School in Rock Hill, S.C. in December 2015 and enrolled at South Carolina in January… coached by Strait Herron… helped the Stallions to a 14-1 record as a senior and the 3A state title for the second-straight season… played in the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas… as a junior, he logged 71 tackles and five interceptions along with 600 all-purpose yards… considered a two-star prospect by Rivals and by 247Sports… is the son of former Arkansas defensive back Pat Burris and the nephew of Notre Dame standout Jeff Burris.


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SIGNEES from uscsports.com

 

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SIGNEES FROM NSD 2016


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Signing Day Press Conference - 2/3/16
 


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