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South Carolina football recruiting: Dakereon Joyner updates his plans, announces decision date

Also: Several new offers handed out on both sides of the line, as well as one to a dual-threat quarterback from Texas.

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Dakereon Joyner Update

On Wednesday, must-get 5-star 2018 quarterback prospect Dakereon Joyner of Fort Dorchester tweeted his intentions to skip the second semester of his senior year in the spring of 2018 and enroll early at whatever school he chooses to attend.

Although still a couple of years away, Joyner is one of a couple must-have players for the Gamecocks in the 2018 cycle. The idea of perhaps getting him on campus early one day to take over when either Jake Bentley or Brandon McIlwain leave off is a tantalizing thought for South Carolina fans everywhere. The Gamecocks have really made some headway with him since the new staff arrived and made it clear to him that he was being recruited as a quarterback only. All things considered, South Carolina has to feel good about where it stands with him at the moment.

Joyner also announced his decision date: Father's Day 2017, in honor of his late father.


Saluda High School 2018 defensive lineman Kelijaha Brown got an offer from South Carolina on Wednesday when Bryan McLendon came by the school and offered him in person.

Brown currently isn't ranked on any recruiting sites, so he is an under the radar offer as of right now for the Gamecocks.

- South Carolina dipped into the Texas pipeline on Thursday to offer 4-star 2018 dual-threat quarterback Spencer Sanders of Denton.

Sanders currently holds offers from Kansas, Kansas State and Texas A&m, and is drawing interest from the likes of Oregon and Baylor.

- The Gamecocks extended an offer to huge T.L. Hanna 2018 tackle Kavesz Sherard.

Sherard is a massive human being - his Hudl account lists him at 6'4 and 310 pounds as a sophomore in high school. Another smart offer from the Gamecocks staff to a somewhat under the radar in-state player who could develop into a stud in a years' time.