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South Carolina Football Recruiting: Class of 2016 offensive line big board, recruiting updates, profiles and more

A look at how the recruiting game is playing out for the Gamecocks as of right now when it comes to the 2016 o-linemen.

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With the summer months upon us, decisions are looming and lists are being pared by student athletes looking to play college football. One position that the South Carolina Gamecocks are looking to solidify in the 2016 recruiting cycle is the offensive line, with the team currently carrying three seniors and three redshirt juniors up front. There are some big names out there, so here's where we'll keep track of what's going on as far as OL recruits are concerned. Bookmark this page: we'll update it as needed.


Offered recruits have an asterisk (*); commitments have two (**) and are in bold.

Tarik Adams Valdosta (Ga.) Lowndes 6'4" 280 2 stars
Amari Angram Pahokee (Fla.) Pahokee 6'0" 364 no stars
Garett Bolles* Snow College (JUCO) 6'6" 305 4 stars Video
Torrey Boone Westwood (S.C.) 6'3" 315 2 stars
Parker Boudreaux* Orlando (Fla.) Bishop Moore 6'5" 291 4 stars Video
Parker Braun* Hallsville (Tex.) 6'3" 272 3 stars Video
Keldrick Cesar Miami (Fla.) Edison 6'3" 291 3 stars
Akeem Cooperwood* Georgia Military College (JUCO) 6'8" 340 3 stars Video
Lloyd Cushenberry* Geismar (La.) Dutchtown 6'4" 310 2 stars Video
Terrance Davis* Hyattsville (Md.) DeMatha 6'4" 307 4 stars Video
Jean Delance* North Mesquite (Tex.) 6'5" 270 4 stars Video
Landon Dickerson* South Caldwell (N.C.) 6'5" 297 4 stars Video
Forrest Evans Marietta (Ga.) Walton 6'3" 290 2 stars
Taylor Fondal New Iberia (La.) Westgate 6'3" 282 3 stars
Malcolm Garrett Cross (S.C.) 6'2" 290 2 stars
Brett Heggie* Mount Dora (Fla.) 6'4" 290 3 stars Video
Nathan Hoyle Jacksonville (Fla.) Trinity Christian 6'2" 311 no stars
Jordan Johnson* Jacksonville (Fla.) Ed White 6'3" 260 3 stars Video
Ashton Julious Lackawanna (Pa.) CC (JUCO) 6'6" 341 3 stars (247Sports)
Scott Lashley* West Point (Miss.) 6'6" 298 3 stars Video
Pete Leota* Asheville (N.C.) 6'5" 295 2 stars Video
Kevin McCray St. Stephen (S.C.) Timberland 6'6" 355 no stars
E.J. Price* Lawrenceville (Ga.) Archer 6'6" 317 4 stars Video
Jack Propst Brentwood (Tenn.) Academy 6' 200 no stars
Will Putnam** Harrisburg (N.C.) Hickory Ridge 6'5" 270 2 stars Video
Stewart Reese* Fort Pierce (Fla.) Central 6'6" 330 4 stars Video
Jeff Scott Peoria (Ill.) 6'2" 298 no stars
John Simpson* North Charleston (S.C.) Fort Dorchester 6'4" 288 4 stars Video
Stephen Spanellis* Baltimore (Md.) Gilman School 6'6" 290 3 stars Video
TJ Storment Statesville (N.C.) 6'6" 290 no stars
Marcus Tatum* Daytona Beach (Fla.) Mainland 6'6" 254 3 stars Video
Chandler Tuitt* Sandy Creek (Ga.) 6'3" 260 3 stars Video
Johncarlo Valentin* Philadelphia (Pa.) Imhotep Inst Charter School 6'4" 344 4 stars Video
Jauan Williams* Washington (D.C.) Archbishop Carroll 6'6" 314 4 stars Video

Where We Stand

--7/14/2015: Commitment from Will Putnam.

Also, an offer extended to JUCO OL Ashton Julious.

--6/30/15Stephen Spanellis is off the board as he has committed to Virginia.

--One decision that we know of will be made the week of June 29: Georgia product Chandler Tuitt will choose between five schools, USC being one of them, sometime in the next few days on Twitter following one final visit. Tuitt claims that he has "never had a leader" during the process.

--John Simpson, who is still very much in the running to commit to USC, has indicated in the past that he would likely decide shortly before he returns to school, a timetable that's still on track.

--Decision time is close for Will Putnam. He cam very close to a verbal to USC earlier this month, but will weigh his options before making the final call. At this point, he might be the Gamecocks' to lose.

The same is true for Pete Leota from Asheville, who also had USC and VT in his top two as of June 14.

--It's down to Kentucky, Lousiville and USC for Kash Daniel, who has indicated that his decision will come on July 4. However, the thinking is that the Gamecocks are out of the running for his services.

--Along with Daniel, Putnam and Simpson, Akeem Cooperwood is a name to keep an eye on. The JUCO OL was supposed to be at USC a few weeks back but will stop by in July instead.

--A fairly recent name that has popped up is that of Lloyd Cushenberry, who, after the Gamecocks offered on June 22, is now weighing a total of fourteen offers. He's still a few months off from his choice. Meanwhile, big-time OL Landon Dickerson has USC in his top four but won't decide for a while.

--Cutting down his list: Florida's Marcus Tatumwho has the Gamecocks in his top eight. He'll choose before he returns to school in a few months.