The Yr of the Gamecock, Prime 2024 recruit on the transfer once more and extra
USA TODAY High School Sports‘ Friday Night time Notes is a weekly highschool recruiting recap that appears on the newest information from across the nation—from the Class of 2023 to ’24 and past.
South Carolina is on fireplace to start out the brand new yr. Over the previous few weeks, head coach Shane Beamer has helped spearhead a recruiting surge that’s made Columbia the most well liked vacation spot in school soccer outside of Colorado.
The grand prize on this run has been getting the nation’s high uncommitted participant to come back on board. On Wednesday, top-ranked 2023 Athlete Nyckoles Harbor introduced that he would attend South Carolina, dealing a blow to a number of different Energy 5 applications in pursuit – together with Michigan, Maryland and late-charging Oregon.
Harbor is only one of a number of blue-chip recruits which have signed on because the calendar flipped to 2023, although. Right here’s who else they’ve picked up and the place they now rank on this recruiting cycle and the following.
Woodland (SC) OT Kam Pringle
Ranked No. 46 total and the No. 1 offensive tackle within the class of 2024, Pringle has actually been an enormous (6-foot-7, 337 kilos) recruiter for the Gamecocks since committing on Jan. 22.
Right here’s a take a look at Pringle pitching Harbor on Twitter:
Pringle had offers from 20 other schools, together with Georgia, Clemson and Florida, which had been the opposite major opponents.
Calvary Day (Ga.) TE Michael Smith
A pair days later, South Carolina additionally received a dedication from the No. 6 ranked tight finish within the class in Smith (6-foot-4, 225 kilos). 30 other programs made Smith presents earlier than he made his selection.
Greenville (SC) WR Mazeo Bennett
The most recent recruit for Beamer and firm simply got here on this morning when Bennett (6-foot-0, 180 kilos) introduced for SC on Twitter:
Bennett is the third-ranked player within the state and is No. 31 amongst receivers in his class. He additionally had a suggestion from Tennessee and 22 all together, together with a lot of the high applications within the SEC and ACC.
This all provides as much as some critical momentum gained within the recruiting race. After including Harbor, South Carolina’s recruiting class of 2023 now ranks No. 17 within the nation. Their 2024 class is ranked No. 6 nationally.
4-star recruits decide to Auburn, Michigan
Sean Scherer, 247Sports
A number of different applications managed to get commitments from four-star recruits on Nationwide Signing Day. Outdoors of Harbor the highest prize of the day went to Arizona State, who received Pittsburg (Calif.) quarterback Jaden Rashada. Auburn and Michigan additionally picked up four-star recruits from the 2024 class.
Anniston (Ala.) CB Jayden Lewis: Auburn
Lewis (6-foot-0, 175 kilos) is ranked No. 24 at his place and No. 17 within the state of Alabama. He had offers from 18 other schools, together with Tennessee, Ole Miss and South Carolina.
Harper Woods (Mich.) ATH Jacob Oden: Michigan
Oden (6-foot-1, 188 kilos) is ranked the fifth finest participant in Michigan and No. 160 total in his class. He was a extremely popular recruit, with 36 other programs extending presents.
Dylan Raiola to switch HS
Photograph: Blair Angulo, 247Sports
The highest highschool soccer participant within the class of 2024 is Arizona quarterback Dylan Raiola, who’s already thrown just a few curveballs throughout his recruitment. After initially committing to Ohio State back in May, he modified his thoughts and re-opened his recruitment in mid-December.
Now it seems that Raiola may even be altering excessive faculties once more.
After transferring from Burleson (Texas), Raiola performed his Junior season at Chandler (Ariz.).
Nevertheless, based on a report by Richard Obert at AZ Central, he’s within the strategy of transferring to Pinnacle (Ariz.). This previous season Raiola led Chandler to a 9-3 document, whereas Pinnacle went 9-5.
As for what comes subsequent after his closing yr of highschool soccer, his father lately advised 247Sports his recruitment is “wide open.” Raiola has presents from 26 school groups, with Georgia and Nebraska at present thought-about the frontrunners.
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