In terms of bringing in blue chip players, the class South Carolina football wrapped up on Wednesday is the best USC has had under Will Muschamp. And based on the rankings, it was a strong haul for USC. South Carolina’s group was a consensus top-20 class, though that includes Dutch Fork athelete Bryce Thompson, whose status remains in limbo. USC signed a total of 21 2018 players, 19 in December and a pair Wednesday. USC also added 2017 greyshirt Tyreek Johnson, had a spot filled by the Ty’Son Williams transfer and has two spots open, one that could go to Thompson. USC’s class ranks as follows: Rivals: 19th (7th in the SEC) 247: 19th (7th) ESPN: 17th (5th) 247Composite (combines all three): 19th (7th) USC hasn’t been in the top-20 since 2015, a class with six four-stars who mostly didn’t play to that level. Were Thompson to eventually make it, the Gamecocks would have their highest-ranked class since 2014. … [Read more...] about Where South Carolina’s 2018 recruiting class ranks after signing day
South Carolina’s football team has two scholarships left to give, and the Gamecocks know which players they want to fill those spots, head coach Will Muschamp said Wednesday. Those spots won’t be filled on National Signing Day, though. Muschamp wrapped up where the Gamecocks’ 2018 class stands now on Wednesday afternoon. The class grew by two Wednesday when offensive lineman Dylan Wonnum and defensive lineman Rick Sandidge signed with the Gamecocks. With 22 total signees and transfer running back Ty’Son Williams’ scholarship counting toward this class, that leaves two spots that can be filled. Former Dutch Fork star Bryce Thompson, who is verbally committed to South Carolina, did not sign. Coaches are not allowed to talk about unsigned players. Thompson has tweeted that he remains committed to the Gamecocks. “Right now, unless they have completed high school none of them are academically eligible,” Muschamp said. “Some guys are a … [Read more...] about South Carolina has a plan for its two remaining scholarships
Defensive tackle Rick Sandidge had long characterized his recruitment as an open race, despite some ties to South Carolina and a sense in the recruiting world he’d end up a Gamecock. He did just that Wednesday on National Signing Day. “I feel at home,” he said of Gamecocks. “They’ve got a plan for me.” The 6-foot-5, 288-pound lineman announced his choice for the Gamecocks at a ceremony at his school. Georgia was after him right to the end, and North Carolina was a finalist, but he chose the school that sent its whole defensive staff to his home the last weekend before signing day. USC confirmed Sandidge as an official signee shortly after his announcement. He joins four-star offensive lineman Dylan Wonnum in signing with the Gamecocks on the second signing day. Sandidge said knew his choice would be South Carolina on Monday and informed all the coaching staffs then. What put the Gamecocks over the top? “Getting to play early and having that … [Read more...] about Sandidge. South Carolina. Spurs Up. Coveted D-lineman picks the Gamecocks
The gang at Thrillist are at it again. This time, they’ve tried to find the one movie that takes place within each state of the US that best evokes that state’s identity. Their criteria narrows choices to movies that took place mainly in a given state — so no road trip classics such as “Thelma and Loise” or “Easy Rider,” nor did “Forrest Gump” make this cut. Thrillist picked films “that represent a state’s place in the nation’s collective consciousness.” Keep that in mind when you find out what they picked for South Carolina. It’s not that SC doesn’t have that many movies to choose from... check out the top eight: “Conrack” (1974) was the first Pat Conroy novel to be given the Hollywood treatment (“The Prince of Tides,” “The Great Santini,” “The Water is Wide” and “The Lords of Discipline” were others). This one is about his teaching … [Read more...] about Which movie set in South Carolina is the best?
The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds will be in South Carolina later this year. The Air Force demonstration team will be in the skies over North Charleston on April 28 during Joint Base Charleston's Air and Space Expo. Joint Base Charleston is hosting the Lowcountry' s first military expo since 2011. Base spokesman Marvin Krause says the Thunderbirds' F-16 Flying Falcon jets will participate in a 45-minute demonstration during the free show. The Thunderbirds are based at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada and have been performing around the world since 1953. … [Read more...] about US Air Force Thunderbirds coming to South Carolina