South Carolina's recruiting prowess has emerged under the leadership of Steve Spurrier in the BCS era.
The Gamecocks haven't been a pushover team of the SEC in a number of years, and it all started with solid recruiting by the head ball coach and his staff after taking over from Lou Holtz.
With the 2014 recruiting year finishing up with what should be a very strong class, let's take a look back at South Carolina's recruiting classes.
The rankings were determined by overall incoming talent, careers at South Carolina and those who made it to the NFL.
Here are the top five recruiting classes for South Carolina in the BCS era.