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Recruiting Tidbits

South Carolina gained two commitments over the weekend and lost one.

First the good: we picked up DB DJ Swearinger for this year's class and DL Kelcey Quarles for next year's class. Swearinger is a former Vols commit that is backing off due to the coaching situation in Knoxville, while Quarles's is the son of a former Gamecock. Both are very solid players, and Quarles plays a position we'll need more talent at over the next couple of years.

Now the bad: OL Johnnie Farms decommitted and pledged to North Carolina. Why Farms was impressed with the Tar Heels' putrid performance against NC State is beyond me, although I guess I can't blame him if he likes Chapel Hill and the school.

Losing Farms is, to put it lightly, not good. Considering our needs on the offensive line, Farms was possibly the most important recruit of this class. Hopefully we can either sway him back to Columbia before signing day or pick up another quality lineman somewhere.