Over the last two seasons, South Florence QB LaNorris Sellers (6-3 217) lit up football fields across the state culminating with a state championship and a Shrine Bowl victory this month. He announced Friday morning he will continue to display his skills in-state as he signed with USC after previous commitments to Syracuse and Virginia.
Sellers became the primary recruiting target of USC coach Shane Beamer and then quarterbacks coach Marcus Satterfield during the season and Beamer offered him in late October. From there, Beamer and now new quarterbacks coach Dowell Loggains made a strong push for Sellers with staying at home a major selling point.
“Just saying how I fit well in their offense and how he really wants me to stay home,” Sellers said earlier this month. “He (Beamer) liked what I was about, how I was on the field and off the field, how I could produce in their offense. They do like a pro-style scheme offense. Really just spreading the ball around, getting the ball in the other plays hands is the main thing.”
Moving the ball around and getting it into the hands of his playmakers is what Sellers does extremely well. Sellers finished the season with 2948 passing yards with 45 touchdowns, and 1338 yards rushing with 22 touchdowns. He accounted for 4286 yards and 67 total touchdowns.
Sellers said after his quick announcement Friday morning that being around several USC commitments at the Shrine Bowl last week, and hearing their pitch, also influenced him. He said his decision came down to the Gamecocks, Syracuse and Liberty.
Sellers will be on campus soon. He plans to enroll in January so that he can start learning the system and compete in spring practice.
The Gamecocks also are hoping to sign committed DE Zavion Hardy of Macon, GA today before the signing period ends. He is waiting on approval from the NCAA Clearinghouse.
USC 2023 Signees:
- JUDGE COLLIER CB 6-1 190 LEGION COLLEGIATE
- MONTEQUE RHAMES DE 6-6 240 SUMTER
- DESMOND UMEOZULU DE 6-6 240 UPPER MARLBORO, MD
- XZAVIER MCLEOD DT 6-5 324 CAMDEN
- ELIJAH DAVIS DT 6-4 300 EAST MISSISSIPPI JC
- GRAYSON HOWARD LB 6-3 223 JACKSONVILLE
- DONTAVIUS BRASWELL RB 5-11 200 SANDERSVILLE, GA
- MARIO ANDERSON JR. RB 5-11 215 TRANSFER NEWBERRY
- NICK GARGIULO OC 6-5 290 TRANSFER YALE
- TROVON BAUGH OT 6-4 315 ATLANTA
- JATAVIUS SHIVERS OT 6-7 270 VILLA RICA, GA
- MARKEE ANDERSON OT 6-5 280 DORMAN
- OLUWATOSIN BABALADE OT 6-5 296 WASHINGTON, DC
- LANORRIS SELLERS QB 6-3 217 SOUTH FLORENCE
- ZABHARI SANDY SAF 6-1 204 WASHINGTON, DC
- JALON KILGORE SAF 6-2 196 EATONTON, GA
- CAMERON UPSHAW SAF 6-3 185 PERRY, FL
- VICARI SWAIN SAF 6-0 175 CARROLLTON, GA
- CONNOR COX TE 6-6 227 JACKSONVILLE
- KAMRON SANDLIN TE 6-4 210 ANNISTON, AL
- NICK ELKSNIS TE 6-6 243 TRANSFER FLORIDA
- TREY KNOX TE 6-5 245 TRANSFER ARKANSAS
- REID MIKESKA TE 6-6 233 CYPRESS, TX
- KELTON HENDERSON WR 5-11 175 LEHIGH ACRES, FL
- CJ ADAMS WR 6-3 210 MABLETON, GA
- TYSHAWN RUSSELL WR 6-2 185 HARRISBURG, PA