The South Carolina Gamecocks have apparently decided to focus on adding another wide receiver to the mix in the 2014 recruiting class.
Currently, the Gamecocks have Terry Googer and Shaq Davidson as wide receiver commitments for the upcoming recruiting class but missed out on a few targets like Braxton Berrios, who chose Miami over South Carolina.
One such player that saw his stock rise in the past few weeks with the Gamecocks was four-star receiver Jamil Kamara. Karmara, a 6-2, 211-pound wide receiver from Virginia, seemed destined for the Virginia Cavaliers during the recruiting process. However, uncertainty with that program has given Kamara cause to look around.
South Carolina was one of the schools that quickly jumped in the mix with Kamara and had recently locked up an official visit. Things were looking good between the Gamecocks and Kamara.
But then, it was announced by Kamara that he would no longer take an official visit to South Carolina.
The reasoning behind that could be the fact that South Carolina has turned up the heat on three-star in-state product Tyshun Samuel.
Samuel, a 5'11", 180-pound wide receiver from Inman, SC, had earlier offers from schools like UNC, Appalachian State, Charlotte, ECU, Vanderbilt and a few others. Samuel has been a dynamic playmaker for Chapman High School as he's picked up double-digit touchdowns receiving and rushing and even has two touchdowns scored on defense as well. He's a do-it-all kind of player in high school that has seen his offer list held back due to academic issues. However, Samuel picked up that qualifying score and saw the Gamecocks jump forward with an offer.
Samuel is likely to jump into the fold with the Gamecocks soon considering how big the offer was for him. He may be a commitment by the weekend, but could also hold off a few weeks as well.
At any event, it appears the Gamecocks will be adding a nice playmaker to their recruiting class that seems to be in line with some of their recent wide receiver success stories like Bruce Ellington, Damiere Byrd and Nick Jones.
One wide receiver out. One wide receiver in.
This is the life in recruiting.