Shi Smith poised to join Gamecocks
As we alluded to on Wednesday, 4-star Union County receiver Shi Smith has been a South Carolina lean for quite some time and sources began to indicate earlier this week that he was possibly looking to commit sooner rather than later. Well, according to Phil Kornblut of The State, Smith will commit to the Gamecocks today.
#STRecruiting: WR Shi Smith of Union County tells us he will commit to USC Friday morning when he returns for another visit.— SportsTalk (@sportstalksc) June 9, 2016
Recruiting guru Phil Kornblut says Union County WR Shi Smith told him he will commit to South Carolina.— Eric Boynton (@ericjboynton) June 9, 2016
Obviously this would be a huge get for South Carolina. Smith is one of the top receiver prospects in the nation and would choose the Gamecocks over the likes of Alabama, Oklahoma and others. No indication yet as to when the official commitment will come today, but stay tuned here at GABA as we'll be right on top of it when it does.
South Carolina staff active in Tennessee on Thursday
The Gamecocks extended six offers on Thursday, all of which went out to players from the state of Tennessee at the Field House Camp in Nashville:
3-star 2017 linebacker Cain McWilliams of Lewisburg, his first Power Five offer.
Blessed to receive my first SEC offer from the university of South Carolina! #Gamecocks @_Elite3 pic.twitter.com/8itX03PBKF— Cain McWilliams (@CainMcWilliams2) June 9, 2016
3-star linebacker/defensive end TJ Minnifee of Lebanon, his first offer from a BCS school.
Blessed to say I have received an offer from South Carolina University‼️ pic.twitter.com/1z4QtW5eQm— Groot1️⃣ (@Teej1k) June 9, 2016
2018 defensive end Greg Emerson of Jackson, who also holds offers from Georgia and Tennessee.
Blessed & Honored to receive my 10th offer from South Carolina #Humble @CoachTBarr pic.twitter.com/TTrP2RFrhr— Greg Emerson/G.mamba (@sneakerhad_greg) June 9, 2016
2017 3-star cornerback Chris Bell of Hendersonville, who at 6'3 has incredible size and length for a corner.
Extremely blessed to receive my 5th offer from THE University of South Carolina! #SEC #Gamecocks ⚪️ @_Elite3 pic.twitter.com/tpPgYnk2Ir— CB (@imchrisbell) June 9, 2016
2017 tackle K'Rojhn Calbert of McMinnville, who also received an offer from Florida at camp today.
I'm very grateful to say I have received an offer from the University of South Carolina #Gamecocks pic.twitter.com/qvffURU5xK— Krojhn calbert (@d4124e910025404) June 9, 2016
2017 4-star linebacker Jacob Phillips of Nashville, one of the top 15 linebacker recruits in the nation.
Blessed to receive an offer from the University of South Carolina❗️ #GoCocks pic.twitter.com/ErAtGkE7Nr— Jacob Phillips (@jacobphillips_1) June 10, 2016