PODCAST:Michael Clark talks Gamecock recruits

South Carolina’s 2015 recruiting class is ranked No. 3 nationally on Scout.com, and has seen much success during the Spurrier-era over the last few years. Scout.com Atlantic-recruiting analyst, Michael Clark, spoke with GamecockPride.com on South Carolina’s success, the 2015 recruiting class, and how big a hotspot the SEC has been.

The south is anything but shy of talent when it comes to football recruiting. Scout.com’s current top 5 recruiting classes in the nation are all Southeastern Conference teams, Alabama (1), Georgia (2), South Carolina (3), Texas A&M (4), and Auburn (5).

Altogether, nine teams stand out in the top 25; Tennessee (8), Mississippi State (10), Arkansas (17), and Louisiana (18).

From the Palmetto State to Damascus, Maryland, the Gamecocks have grown their recruiting efforts in 2015 by broadening horizons and recruiting throughout the nation.

The Gamecocks hold one 5-star prospect, defensive end Marquavius Lewis, who is one of three JUCO players to join the 2015 class. Close friend to Lewis, four-star MLB Davon Durant joined on the same day as Lewis did. Both JUCO all-stars are originally from the Palmetto State.

South Carolina has become a dream destination of prospects all over the country because of major talent like Jadeveon Clowney, who has extended his career as the No. 1 overall draft pick in the NFL.

The University of South Carolina has now released a new “Student-Athlete Promise” for student-athletes during their time at the University. The new NCAA governance changes provide the autonomy the University needs to support its students. You can learn more about it here.
This will stand as a big A+ for prospects, as well.

Check out what Michael Clark had to say about South Carolina’s recruiting class in his interview with GamecockPride.com.


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