Recruiting has played a big part in the Gamecocks' success the the past two seasons.
South Carolina football has been undergoing a change in culture in Columbia, and being able to sign top-notch talent like they have is a big part of the reason for their recent success.
They have been able to sign players like Stephon Gilmore, Alshon Jeffery, Marcus Lattimore and Jadeveon Clowney in recent years. These were recruits who had offers from teams like Alabama and Southern Cal, but chose to become a part of something big in Columbia, South Carolina.
These players have helped become the face of the program, but you always have to look for the next great group of players and South Carolina is doing just that for the 2012 recruiting class.
So far, the Gamecocks have 20 commitments and should have room for a small number of recruits left on their board.
The next few slides will give you an idea of the top players left on the South Carolina recruiting board and who might help take South Carolina to the next level.