50 percent of South Carolina’s growing 2023 class is now comprised of safeties with Wednesday’s commitment from Jalon Kilgore.
Kilgore (6-foot-2, 195 kilos) is the fourth player to commit in 4 times and the 3rd security amid six commits for USC in the existing cycle. The prospect from Putnam County Higher Faculty in Eatonton, Georgia, is ranked No. 444 overall and No. 44 at his position in the 247Athletics Composite.
He chose the Gamecocks around Clemson, Oklahoma, Michigan and Tennessee Tech. His other offers incorporate Florida, Florida State, North Carolina, Mississippi, Kentucky, Louisville, Ga Tech, Pittsburgh and Vanderbilt.
“South Carolina was a person of to start with to place their religion in my skills and they just hardly ever fell off,” Kilgore said. “They caught with me the complete system from January until eventually now. Coach (Shane) Beamer told me he had a plan and I was viewing it all through the entire year.
The Gamecocks had been the first SEC plan to supply Kilgore on Jan. 22 and he created an formal take a look at this past weekend. He was one particular of 24 safeties who acquired offers from USC, in accordance to 247Sporting activities.
His twin brother, Gerald Kilgore, is a quarterback fully commited to Tennessee Tech. At his commitment ceremony, Jalon Kilgore at initially put on a Tennessee Tech cap and said he’d be joining his brother before replacing that with a USC cap.
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USC additional protection Cameron Upshaw (912th total and 71st at the placement) and basic safety Zahbari Sandy (533rd and 50th) committed in May. The Gamecocks also additional limited conclude Connor Cox (710th and 34th) on Sunday and Kelton Henderson, an athlete and projected cornerback who is the best-rated commit at No. 310 general and No. 19 athlete. The Gamecocks also received a May well determination from interior offensive lineman Trovon Baugh (357th and 19th).
The Gamecocks rank 49th in the team rankings.
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