The South Carolina Gamecocks currently possess the nation's 10th best recruiting class according to Rivals.com, good for 5th in the SEC. South Carolina trails Florida (4), Alabama (6), Auburn (7), and LSU (9) within the conference. Texas holds college football recruiting's top spot at the moment, boasting one five-star recruit and twelve four-star recruits. The Gamecocks have seven four-star players committed.
Coaches and fans were more than pleased when in-state WR Shaq Roland**** (Lexington) committed to South Carolina over Alabama, Florida, and Georgia. Roland is the 8th ranked WR in America and rated 1st and 63rd, regardless of position, in the state and country. OL Brock Stadnik**** of Greensboro, NC (Western Guilford) is another tremendous pick up for the Gamecocks. Stadnik is the 19th ranked offensive tackle in the class of 2012. He stands at 6'5" and 285 pounds. Both of these players highlight the bright spots of the recruiting class thus far - WR and OL. In addition to Roland at WR, South Carolina has commitments from Jody Fuller**** (Sun Valley/Monroe, NC) and Kwinton Smith*** (Dillon/SC). Along the offensive line, the Gamecocks also landed verbals from heavily recruited guards Cody Waldrop**** (Armwood/Seffner, FL) and Joe Harris**** (Lithonia/GA).
See the entire list of current commits after the jump.
ATH Rico McWilliams*** (6'/170/Lovejoy/Hampton, GA)
DB Kyle Fleetwood*** (5'11"/200/Stephenson/Stone Mountain, GA)
DB DJ Gurley*** (5'10"/180/Cairo/GA)
DE Darius English*** (6'6"/210/McEachern/Powder Springs, GA)
DT Carlos Hood*** (6'4"/275/Stephenson/Stone Mountain, GA)
LB Kaiwan Lewis**** (6'2"/227/St. Joseph/Hammonton, NJ)
LB T.J. Holloman*** (6'2"/215/St. Pius X/Atlanta, GA)
OL Brock Stadnik**** (6'5"/285/Western Guilford/Greensboro, NC)
OL Joe Harris**** (6'4"/320/Lithonia/GA)
OL Cody Waldrop**** (6'3"/315/Armwood/Seffner, FL)
OL Clayton Stadnik*** (6'2"/255/Western Guilford/Greensboro, NC)
OL Mason Zandi** (6'7"/260/Chapin/SC)
QB Brendan Nosovitch*** (6'2"/200/Central Catholic/Allentown, PA)
RB Kendric Salley*** (5'10"/210/Williston Elko/Williston, SC)
TE Kelvin Rainey**** (6'3"/218/Yulee/FL)
WR Shaq Roland**** (6'1"/170/Lexington/SC)
WR Jody Fuller**** (6"/200/Sun Valley/Monroe, NC)
WR Kwinton Smith*** (6'4"/206/Dillon/SC)