While the South Carolina Gamecocks only have one verbal commit for the class of 2019 thus far, this class is going to get a lot bigger in the next year. Ahdarrious Gee is a three-star recruit, and does have an offer from South Carolina’s victim last week, NC State.
Gee decided to be a Gamecock on July 22nd this year. Committing this early is obviously a good sign for Will Muschamp. The Crisp County (Ga.) player could end up being like Channing Tindall, who got an early offer from USC and then saw the offers start rolling in after.
Blessed to say I've committed to the university of South Carolina ❤️‼️ (Respect my decision)#Spursup #wecocky pic.twitter.com/tQQs9sXMIo— Ahdarrious (@AhdarriousG) July 22, 2017
My first question was: why the Gamecocks? He simply said that the Gamecocks “fit my style of play.” Also, he said that one of the things that he was looking forward to was having a day one impact. Obviously, this means there is a promise of playing time as a freshman. This would be similar to TJ Brunson, who got on the field as a freshman and is now the leading tackler.
I asked Gee what part of his game that he wanted the Gamecock fans to know about.
“I wouldn’t want them to already know, I’d rather let them see my ability.” I love that answer. He’s going to be the type of guy who does his talking on the field instead of off of it.
Now, this recruit’s stat line as a sophomore seems absolutely insane: the guy had 208 tackles and 28 tackles for a loss. All of this as a sophomore. He was extremely proud of this stat, which lead the state of Georgia.
There are two more answers that makes me excited to see Ahdarrious Gee play for the Cocks. I asked him, “What’s your best high school game so far,” and, “What South Carolina rival are you looking forward to playing the most?” His answers weren't what I was expecting.
“My best high school game was actually a game we lost 55-0. I say that because it was a serious eye opener that pushed me to get even better.” As for which rival he is looking forward to playing the most? “Ready to play every game.”
If those two answers don't make you want to see this kid on Saturdays in Willy-B, I don't know what will. The guy has a great attitude, and only has up to go from here. He reminds me of Skai Moore, who Ahdarrious picked as his favorite player. Coincidence? I think not. I really expect big things from this guy.