This time around they mined the JUCO ranks to score Johndre Jefferson, originally of South Carolina and now a standout at Okaloosa-Walton Junior College.
"I'm from about 40 minutes from [Columbia] and I grew up wanting to be Gamecock," Jefferson told Scout.com. "I'm excited about it. I can't wait for next season."
Jefferson, a 6-foot-9, 205-pound power forward, said he also had interest from Missouri, Southern Mississippi and UAB, but went with South Carolina because of his comfort level with coach Horn and the program.
"I just like his style of play and he seems like he treats all of his players with fairness and it seems like he's got all of his players best interest at heart," Jefferson said.
Jefferson averaged 10 points and 11 rebounds this past season.
"I think I'm going to bring more shot blocking, rebounding and scoring in the paint. Plus I can run the floor and score in transition."