South Carolina head coach Shane Beamer enjoyed more than just a barbecue on Independence Day, as he received yet another commitment for the 2023 class. Linebacker Jaden Robinson (6-1 215) of Lake City, FL announced his pledge to the Gamecocks via his Twitter page on Monday.
Robinson is the latest Sunshine State product to commit to the Gamecocks. South Carolina received a commitment from fellow linebacker Grayson “Pup” Howard last week, following the announcements of Florida products tight end Connor Cox, athlete Kelton Henderson, and safety Cameron Upshaw.
Robinson chose the Gamecocks from a “Top 4” that also included Kentucky, Maryland, and Michigan. He visited in May and returned for an official visit June 24th. Robinson said after the May visit that defensive coordinator and linebackers coach Clayton White let him know there was a spot for him on his defense.
“Just come and be a part of them, be a part of the program,” Robinson said. “He said I can come in a be an inside backer, and on third down come down and blitz off the edge.”
Last season Robinson totaled 64 tackles with 3 tackles for loss and 2 sacks.
Robinson also took official visits to Maryland and Kentucky. Some of his other offers were Louisville, LSU, Florida, Florida State, Nebraska and Tennessee.
Robinson is the 13th commitment for the Gamecocks 2023 recruiting class. The only other Gamecock target with an announcement commitment date at this time is QB Dylan Lonergan on July 12th.
2023 USC commitments:
JUDGE COLLIER CB 6-1 190 LEGION COLLEGIATE
GRAYSON HOWARD LB 6-3 223 JACKSONVILLE
JADEN ROBINSON LB 6-1 215 LAKE CITY, FL
DONTAVIUS BRASWELL RB 5-11 200 SANDERSVILLE, GA
TROVON BAUGH OT 6-4 315 ATLANTA
ISAIAH JATTA OT 6-6 310 SNOW JC, UT
ZABHARI SANDY SAF 6-1 204 WASHINGTON, DC
CAMERON UPSHAW SAF 6-3 175 PERRY, FL
JALON KILGORE SAF 6-2 196 EATONTON, GA
CONNOR COX TE 6-6 227 JACKSONVILLE
KAMRON SANDLIN TE 6-4 210 ANNISTON, AL
KELTON HENDERSON WR 5-11 175 LEHIGH ACRES, FL
CJ ADAMS WR 6-3 210 MABLETON, GA