Gamecock Football Recruiting: Is Kyrin Priester an Answer at WR for the Gamecocks in the 2013 Class?
South Carolina is looking for a few good wide receivers in the 2013 recruiting class and they could be the benefactor of a former Georgia commitment.
Kyrin Priester committed to Georgia early in the process in the month of April when Georgia offered him a chance to play for the Bulldogs. At the time, he only had offers from TCU and Vanderbilt but a visit to Georgia's campus was all the Bulldog coaches needed to offer Priester and he committed shortly thereafter.
Fast forward a few months and Priester has decided to open up his commitment and go through the recruiting process again. The quick decision was something that didn't sit well in Priester's mind therefore he now has the chance to go back and see what his options are.
It appears the Gamecocks are an option, and a very big one at that. Priester has named the Gamecocks his top choice right now and is considered the big leader. He plans to attend USC's Showcase Camp in mid-July, according to PalmettoSports.com. He does say that there are no plans for a commitment though during the camp.
Priester appears to be a talented wide receiver. In his highlight video, you can see how he has deceptive speed to get past his defenders with the ball in his hands. He also seems to read his defenders and make his breaks in route running at the precise times to get open for his quarterbacks. He's got good vision and elusiveness to make things happen on offense.
The question here is where does he sit on the USC recruiting board at wide receiver. South Carolina has limited room in the 2013 recruiting class for wide receivers. They certainly would take in-state product Mike Williams for one of the two potential receiver spots. Priester could be in the mix for that second spot. Priester may have to commit sooner than later if he wants to be a Gamecock and not miss out on a spot in this recruiting class. South Carolina would love to land a player like Demarcus Robinson but they don't appear to be heavily in the mix at this time. South Carolina is also looking at JUCO player Jonathan Rumph. Rumph is a homegrown product right from Columbia, South Carolina before heading to JUCO in Mississippi. He's a player that has blown up in the JUCO ranks and has heavy interests from SEC schools. He's a guy to watch on the Gamecocks board as another potential wide receiver recruit.
As you can see, things could get crowded for the Gamecocks this recruiting cycle at wide receiver. Priester would be a great pickup in most years, but the limited space and other players at the spot could cause him to miss out.
He's got everything you'd want in a high school recruit at the wide receiver position. The question is will there be room for him with the Gamecocks?