#STRecruiting Notebook 1-28 (UPDATED)

Gunner Stockton

If former USC coach Will Muschamp does indeed go to work at Georgia, and stays there long enough for the 2022 season to roll in. he’ll be able to greet a familiar face. The quarterback who was expected to be the savior of Muschamp’s Gamecock program, five-star Gunner Stockton of Tiger, GA, announced a commitment to Georgia Thursday morning apparently choosing the Bulldogs over USC and Auburn. Stockton, who is considered the top dual-threat quarterback in the 2022 class, committed to Muschamp and then offensive coordinator Mike Bobo last August. When Muschamp was fired in mid-November, that set the wheels in motion for Stockton to rethink his plans, because that ultimately led to Bobo leaving for Auburn. Stockton has had a long standing relationship with Bobo and his father. But, he also admired former Gamecock coach Connor Shaw and is coached by his brother Jaybo. Stockton decommitted from the Gamecocks January 12th, five days after Bobo left for Auburn. In his career, Stockton has passed for 9518 yards, 122 touchdowns and 16 interceptions. He’s also rushed for 3416 yards and 62 touchdowns.

Four-star WR Jordan Mosley (6-0 190) of Mobile, AL was a long-time USC target dating back to the Will Muschamp era. Even after he committed to Tennessee in June of 2019, the Gamecocks stayed after him and offered in March of 2020. After the change in head coaches at USC, Shane Beamer continued to make contact with Mosley who decommitted from Tennessee January 18th. But apparently that interest from Beamer and the Gamecocks has cooled. Mosley said Wednesday night he’s not talked to Beamer in over a week, and he’s never talked to new receivers coach Justin Stepp. Thus, Mosley said he has moved on to other schools which continue to recruit him with the National Signing Day approaching Wednesday. “I’d say I’ve kind of moved on a little bit due to lack of interest.” Mosley said now he’s most focused on Tennessee, with the new head coach, Northwestern, Indiana and Penn State. “I feel like I’m kind of close on a decision but I’m waiting to see how everything plays out.” Mosley also has offers from Coastal Carolina, Memphis and UCF. The Gamecocks have four receivers in their 2021 class including a pair of transfers.

Long snapper Holden Caspersen (6-2-2100 of Roswell, GA is headed to Clemson. He’s ranked 26th nationally among long snappers by Rubio Long Snapping.

Gamecocks target LB Joko Willis of Independence JC, KS and LaGrange, GA decommitted from Kentucky.

USC offered 2021 CB LaDareyen Craig (6-2 175) of Mobile, AL. He also has offers from Oregon State, Mississippi State and Southern Miss.

USC offered 2022 CB Chris Graves (6-2 180) from Tampa. Florida State, Miami, Boston College, East Carolina, and USF are among his other offers.

USC offered 2022 WR Jayden Gibson (6-6 185) of Winter Garden, FL. He’s rated as a three-star prospect and #89 receiver nationally. He also has offers from Indiana, Toledo, Liberty, Virginia, Kansas State, West Virginia, Penn State, Florida State, Georgia Southern, Iowa State, Cincinnati, Missouri, UCF, Miami and Georgia Tech.

USC offered 2022 TE CJ Hawkins (6-7 220) of Tampa. Arizona State, UCF, Virginia Tech and Michigan State are among his other offers.

USC offered 2023 SAF Michael Daugherty (6-0 175) of Loganville, GA. LSU, Georgia, Auburn and Arkansas are among his other offers.

USC offered 2023 ATH Santana Fleming (5-11 170) of Opa Locka, FL. Alabama and Arizona State also are among his offers.

USC offered 2023 CB Ethan Nation (6-0 170) of Roswell, GA. This past season he had 8 interceptions, broke up 6 other passes and made 35 tackles.

USC offered 2023 SAF Michael Daugherty (6-0 175) of Loganville, GA. LSU, Georgia, Auburn and Arkansas are among his other offers.

USC offered 2024 QB Jadyn Davis of Catawba Ridge. Oregon also recently offered. He also has offers from Alabama and Georgia.   He’s already committed to play in the 2024 Under Armour All American Game. 

Clemson and USC target 2022 DE Jeremiah Alexander of Alabaster, AL was offered by Oklahoma.

USC target 2022 TE Tyrus Washington of Leesburg, GA was offered by NC State and Nebraska.

2022 Hammond RB CJ Stokes was offered by Vanderbilt.

2022 WR Jaleel Skinner of Greer was offered by Oklahoma and Texas.

Gray Collegiate RB Kazarius Adams was offered by Georgia State.

PK Brady Bolin of Lexington committed to North Greenville.

Fairfield-Central OL Gerald Gaither committed to Limestone.

East Carolina transfer CB Nigel Knott, who drew some interest from USC once he was in the Portal, is transferring to Ole Miss. He’s a native of Madison, MS.

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