South Carolina may be dipping into the JUCO ranks for a local product who has turned into a star recruit while in junior college in Mississippi.
Jonathan Rumph has blossomed into one of the most sought after junior college recruits and counts several SEC schools among his current offer list. It looks like the Gamecocks are in the mix now after recently offering the 6'5" and 200-pound receiver, who attended Brookland-Cayce High School.
Look at the schools who currently have offered Jonathan Rumph: Arkansas, LSU, Mississippi, Mississippi State, Nebraska, South Carolina and Tennessee.
It's an impressive list.
Rumph played in nine games in the 2011 season for Holmes Community College and finished the year with 37 receptions for 606 yards with two touchdowns.
It's interesting to see South Carolina offer Rumph a scholarship at this point with so much youth at the wide receiver position. The Gamecocks redshirted wide receivers K.J. Brent and Shamier Jeffery in 2011 and will welcome three true freshman this season in Shaq Roland, Jody Fuller and Kwinton Smith. It would be a stacked depth chart by the time Rumph is able to enroll but the Gamecocks have to like what they see to pursue a JUCO receiver like Rumph.
Rumph is likely to enroll in January when he chooses a college and will have three years to play two at a Division 1-A school.
The Gamecocks have the home-team favorite working on their side but he's certainly got plenty of options at the moment. It will be interesting to see where the Gamecocks go from here but keep your eye on Jonathan Rumph. He'll be a name to watch the rest of this year.