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2013 Signing Class: South Carolina’s Target Zone

target-with-dartsSouth Carolina added 21 players from 7 different states on Wednesday and Thursday.  A breakdown of the Gamecocks’ “target zone” is below:

 

Georgia = 7 recruits

Florida = 4

North Carolina = 4

South Carolina = 3

Alabama = 1

Maryland = 1

Pennsylvania = 1

 

In-State Signees = 14.2%

Out-Of-State Signees = 85.7%

 

Observation:

With greater success the past three seasons, Carolina has been able to branch out and bring in more out-of-state recruits the past two offseasons.  But Steve Spurrier turned things around in Columbia by taking the lead in homegrown products.  The Gamecocks signed 17 in-state recruits (including Marcus Lattimore and Jadeveon Clowney) in 2010 and 2011.  The last two years they’ve signed just seven in-state players.  The state wasn’t as rich this year as it has been recently, but Clemson signed two more in-state players and wound up ranked slightly ahead of Carolina in several post-signing day polls.  Not a huge worry, but a trend to watch nonetheless.

 


2 comments
JCB56
JCB56

SC only recruited one of the in-state players that ended up with Clemson, no trend to watch.  All it shows is that Spurrier is a good evaluater of talent.

mb6783
mb6783

Next year is supposed to be a good year for the State of SC for recruiting. We should bring in more instate players, and from what I have read most of the top guys favor us right now. But I agree, we have to win more instate battles to keep our heads above Clemson and compete for SEC titles. 



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