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South Carolina putting together their own Legion of Boom

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South Carolina and Georgia have battled for SEC East bragging rights over the last few years. Naturally, that rivalry and competitiveness boils over in to recruiting. On National Signing Day the Gamecocks scored a recruiting victory over Georgia cornerback Wesley Green.

Green announced his decision late Wednesday afternoon that he will join South Carolina. In his press conference he stated the Gamecocks new class is looking to start a new Legion of Boom, following up on the success demonstrated by the Seattle Seahawks this past NFL season. Perhaps the Gamecocks can battle with the other USC for that title in time after the Trojans have put together a top-notch defensive secondary in this recruiting class as well. He is the fourth defensive back signed by the Gamecocks today, joining four-star D.J. Smith of Georgia and three star players Darin Smith (Summerville, South Carolina) and Al Harris Jr. (Fort Lauderdale, Florida). The Gamecocks were in need of quality depth help in the defensive backfield and they have locked that up in the Class of 2014.

Green is a four-star prospect and a top 20 defensive back in the nation and top 20 player overall in the state of Georgia according to Rivals. The Gamecocks are adding five players form the state of Georgia so far in the Class of 2014.

The Gamecocks only had the ninth best recruiting class in the SEC according to Rivals but South Carolina is ranked is ranked 17th in the nation at this point.

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4 Responses to “South Carolina putting together their own Legion of Boom”
  1. dhardy8207 says: Feb 5, 2014 6:01 PM

    Congrats to the gamecocks. Saban was able to pull a recruit from SC as well. This was posted earlier today on al.com:

    “All-American Christian Miller turned down hometown Gamecocks for Tide (Alabama signee profile). Miller is a 4-star prospect according to the composite of the major recruiting services and a 5-star in 247Sports’ own rating. He was also the No. 1 overall player in the state of South Carolina. Miller was also the No. 3 outside linebacker in the nation and the No. 39 prospect overall. He was also chosen to the Parade All-American team. The son of former South Carolina and NFL player Corey Miller is one of the nation’s top prospects at his position. He made 188 tackles as a senior including 24 sacks.”

  2. classyjacklambert says: Feb 5, 2014 11:24 PM

    Good recruiting class for the gamecocks…. Time will tell who the ball players are in the state. Can’t wait!

  3. keltictim says: Feb 6, 2014 5:11 AM

    Losing miller was a bitter pill to swallow, but can’t be mad at the kid for choosing bama. USC is on the rise, but the tide is still the tops of the SEC. I think last year will prove to be an outlier year and they will probably be back in the title game this year.

  4. john8220 says: Feb 7, 2014 3:35 AM

    Losing Miller was NOT a “bitter pill to swallow”… He wanted to play in a 3-4 base defense and South Carolina plays a 4-3. The fan base is MUCH happier that LB Bryson Allen-Williams was signed. Bryson said he wanted to help BUILD a winning legacy, not just go and be another part of an existing one. By the way, he chose South Carolina over Bama & UGA.

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