#STRecruiting: #Gamecocks take the next step with Lonergan

Dylan Lonergan

USC made the cut down to five for their top 2023 quarterback target, Dylan Lonergan (6-2 215) of Snellville, GA. Friday afternoon Lonergan named a top five of USC, Ohio State, Stanford, Alabama and Florida as he cut his list from twelve. Those not making the shorter list were Ole Miss, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Oregon, Penn State, LSU and Mississippi State.

The Gamecocks hosted Lonergan for a visit last weekend for their spring game. The two sides have had a strong attraction for one another since early in the recruiting process. Lonergan said earlier in the spring a big draw to him from USC was offensive coordinator Marcus Satterfield and his pro-style offense.

“I really like it. I think it’s a good pro-style offense that will get me developed for the next level,” Lonergan said.

According to MaxPreps, last season Lonergan passed for 3392 yards, completing 63% of his passes, with 32 touchdowns and 3 interceptions. For his career, he’s passed for 6239 yards, 57 touchdowns and 9 interceptions. He’s also rushed for 993 yards and 16 touchdowns.

Lonergan is also a big-time baseball prospect considered to be top-20 quality from a draft standpoint. He wants to play both sports in college, but whichever school lands him will also have to sweat out the overtures from a Major League Baseball team.

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