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South Carolina Football Recruiting Update

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Shaq Roland
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The South Carolina Gamecocks currently have five commitments in the 2012 recruiting class:

LB T.J. Holloman***, 6'2"/206 (St. Pius X/Atlanta, GA) - Also holds offers from Illinois, Louisville, and NC State.

DT Carlos Hood***, 6'3"/265 (Stephenson/Stone Mountain, GA) - Also holds offers from Auburn, ECU, Miami, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, USF, and Southern Miss

RB Kendric Salley***, 5'10"/210 (Williston Elko/Williston, SC) - Salley was an early commitment to South Carolina and the 247sports.com database shows no other offers

OL Brock Stadnik****, 6'5"/285 (Western Guilford/Greensboro, NC) - Also holds offers from Auburn, Clemson, Duke, ECU, Florida, Florida State, Maryland, UNC, NC State, Stanford, Virginia, Virginia Tech, and Wake Forest

OL Clayton Stadnik**, 6'2"/255 (Western Guilford/Greensboro, NC) - Also holds offers from ECU, NC State, Virginia Tech, and Wake Forest

The best player that the Gamecocks are in a good position to gain a commitment from is ATH Shaq Roland**** (6'2"/204) of Lexington.  Roland is a national top 100 prospect and the number one player in the state of South Carolina for the 2012 recruiting cycle.  Carolina will try to fend off Alabama, Florida, and Georgia for Roland's services.  Other highly regarded players that the Gamecocks hold favor with are S Elijah Shumate**** (6'1"/185/Don Bosco Prep/NJ), WR Jody Fuller**** (5'11.5"/200/Sun Valley/NC), S Jordan Diggs**** (6'2"/190/Island Coast/FL), WR Quinshad Davis**** (6'3"/180/Gaffney/SC), and TE Kelvin Rainey**** (6'3"/210/Yulee/FL).  WR Javon Bell (6'/175/Mississippi Gulf Coast CC) is a player South Carolina signed in its 2010 class, but Bell had academic issues that eventually landed him in JUCO.  This time around, the Gamecocks lead, but must contend with Arkansas, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, and Texas Tech for Bell's signature.