USC has a commitment for the 2020 class from Hutchinson JC, KS in OL Jazton Turnetine, and the Gamecocks have been back in touch with cornerback Art Green, a player they offered and recruited earlier in the year before he committed to Tennessee. He decommitted Monday. Looking ahead, the Gamecocks offered a pair of 2021 Blue Dragons, DE Zykeius Strong of Birmingham, who redshirted this season, and LB Gereme Spraggins (6-1 229), who is a native of Maryland.
“I believe they came across my film and coach Coleman Hutzler reached out to me, and we started texting back and forth, and this past weekend I got on the phone with the head coach and that’s when they offered me,” Spraggins said. “They like the way I play the game of football, how I can run the ball and they like my size.”
This season Spraggins had 70 tackles and 2.5 sacks as an inside linebacker. He also has offers from Maryland, Oklahoma State, Tennessee and West Virginia. He did not visit any schools this season and he plans to get to USC as soon as the rules allow.
“I don’t know too much about the Gamecocks,” he said. “I know I have a teammate who committed to them. I know they have a brand new facility. I know this year wasn’t the best year but I know that eventually they’ll get back up into a winning program.”
Spraggins will graduate from Hutch in December of next year and he has set the 15th of December, 2020, his 20th birthday, for his commitment announcement. Does he foresee the Gamecocks being a factor to the end?
“I really can’t answer that question right now, but my goal is go to either SEC or Big 10,” he said.