South Carolina's football recruiting class of 2012 is shaping up to potentially be a very big one... again.
Even though they only have roughly 20 spots available (since most of the schools players are underclassmen), the talent coming in looks to be very high.
Here are the players who have South Carolina favored or high on their list and the players who have already committed (players who have already committed are in bold).
Keep in mind, other than the ones in bold, this is a wish list (albeit a very realistic according to sources such as Rivals, Scout and ESPN).
This could ALL happen... or none of it could. It is not an exact science. However, imagine looking at this recruiting list:
(Player in bold have already committed to SC).
Eddie Goldman, 5-Star Defensive Tackle
Darius Hamilton, 5-Star Defensive End
Stefon Diggs, 5-Star Wide Receiver
Tyriq McCord, 4-Star Defensive End
Shaq Roland, 4-Star Wide Receiver
Jordan Diggs, 4-Star Safety
Elijah Shumate, 4-Star Safety
Jody Fuller, 4-Star-Receiver
Quinshad Davis, 4-Star Receiver
Kelvin Rainey, 4-Star Tight End
Joe Harris, 4-Star Offensive Tackle
Chaz Elder, 4-Star Cornerback
Brendan Nosovitch, 4-Star Quarterback
Brock Stadnik, 4-Star Offensive Tackle
Clayton Stadnik, 3-Star Center
Darius English, 3-Star Defensive End
Rico McWilliams, 3-Star Cornerback
Kyle Fleetwood, 3-Star Safety
Carlos Hood, 3-Star Defensive Tackle
T.J. Holloman, 3-Star Linebacker
Kendric Salley, 3-Star Running Back
At this point, all of these players have South Carolina in the top three or have already committed.
If South Carolina nails 80 percent of these guys, this may be an even bigger recruiting class than the Marcus Lattimore class of 2010 and the Jadeveon Clowney class of 2011. What it lacks in "star power," it makes up for in overall quality.
I will keep the Carolina faithful updated, as these guys commit to their various schools.
It is a great time to be a Gamecock!