Can South Carolina capitalize on two recent decommitments?
Could South Carolina be primed to snag two recent decommitments?
2016 prospects Korey Banks and Aaron Thompson both reneged on their pledges to North Carolina and Maryland, respectively. Via a report from The State, the Gamecocks are heavily involved with both as signing day rapidly approaches.
Both Banks and Thompson visited South Carolina officially this past weekend. Prior to that, Banks had taken a trip to Tuscaloosa to check out Nick Saban's program.
A 5'11", 164-pound Rivals.com 3-star recruit from Georgia, Banks had offers from all across the Southeast. The receiver is a very agile and quick athlete -- possessing the ability to play both inside in the slot, and out on the perimeter.
Also a Rivals.com 3-star prospect, Thomspon is a bit undersized for the defensive tackle position at 6'2", 260 pounds. With that said, the Florida native does possess some quality characteristics.
Much like Banks, Thompson relies on agility. He's effectively able to use his combination of leverage and quickness to penetrate and get into the backfield with regularity on the high school level.
As currently constituted, the Gamecocks have 23 pledges for the 2016 class.