The South Carolina Gamecocks grabbed their fourth commitment in three days on Sunday evening. This time, South Aiken (S.C.) ATH Tancey Richardson, ranked as the 21st best player in the state by 247Sports, announced that he had pledged to Will Muschamp and his staff.
Richardson joins Florida cornerbacks Tavyn Jackson and Damarri Mathis, along with North Carolina safety Jaylin Dickerson, as players that had committed since Friday morning. The class of 2017 now has seventeen players; Richardson is being projected as a cornerback, making it three cornerbacks this weekend that have joined the program.
Richardson’s commitment comes as no surprise. The 5’11", 190-pound rising senior had been reaching out to South Carolina coaches on Twitter to come have a look at him. After interest from both sides and several trips to campus by Richardson, the Gamecocks finally extended an offer to him about two weeks ago. Other schools that had offered included Charlotte, Colorado State, Mississippi State, and Southern Miss, but they were never really considered contenders as Richardson was a strong Gamecocks lean for a while. Although he is keeping his options open, it’s fair to believe that this is a relatively solid verbal.