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Gamecocks Close Out Strong Recruiting Week with Commitments from Tanner McEvoy and Sheldon Royster

Put those grins on your faces, Carolina fans. Today Steve Spurrier and his staff obtained verbal commitments from two of New Jersey's top prospects, three-star dual-threat QB Tanner McEvoy and four-star DB Sheldon Royster. These are both huge pickups. While McEvoy isn't getting a lot of national press, he's our QB recruit for the year. Word is, moreover, that he has tremendous upside; he only started playing QB this past year, and that means he likely has a lot of room to improve on his already considerable strong points. He's also a guy who appears to be perfectly fitted for our new zone-read offense. Royster, of course, is the nation's 11th highest-rated recruit at his position and is considered a bluechip prospect. Considering the problems we had in the secondary this past year, we can't have enough guys like him on the team.

This puts a nice finish on a week in which Carolina picked up commitments from high-school teammates TE Rory Anderson and OLB Marcquis Roberts, both of whom are three-star prospects and guys who play at positions of need.

G. A. Mangus, our Garden State connection, headed up the recruitment of McEvoy and Royster, and he deserves a lot of credit for successfully building inroads into a talent-rich region where one wouldn't expect Carolina to obtain many commitments. This guy has made a difference for the better for our program and deserves our accolades. High five, G. A. You are a pimp.

Now, if only we could figure out what to do with all these would-be Gamecocks...