The South Carolina football team picked up its 10th and 11th commitments for the class of 2021 with a pledge from wide receiver O’Mega Blake and lineman JonDarius Morgan.
Offensive line prospect JonDarius Morgan committed to the Gamecocks Monday afternoon, becoming the tenth member of the South Carolina recruiting class. The Birmingham native chose the Gamecocks over offers from Arizona State, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Syracuse, and South Florida. Morgan is rated as a three-star player by Rivals.com.
The 305-pounder, who attends Huffman High School, is the second offensive lineman to join the ’21 class. Jordan Davis announced his commitment last week.
Here’s what Morgan had to say about his pledge.
“First off, I would like to thank our lord and savior for blessing me in the position I’m in. I’d also like to thank my parents, teachers, and coaches who pushed and supported me in the classroom and on the field. I would also like to give special thanks to all the upperclassmen who pushed me to work hard every day. Lastly, I would like to thank all the coaches who took the time to recruit me. With that being said, I am ready to join the University of South Carolina Gamecock family. #SpursUp!”
Morgan, who was offered earlier this month, has yet to visit campus, but seems to have a strong bond with line coach Eric Wolford. Wolford has been his lead recruiter throughout the process.
The lineman is the second player in the class from the state of Alabama, teaming up with wide receiver Sam Reynolds. He joins a deep Carolina offensive line room that looks to be among the team’s greatest strengths as they creep closer to the ’20 season.
Rock Hill wide receiver O’Mega Blake committed to the Gamecocks Monday afternoon, becoming the 11th member of the 2021 recruiting class. He’s ranked by 247Sports as a three-star prospect and the fourth-best player in the state of South Carolina.
Blake attends South Pointe High School, which is the alma mater of Gamecock greats Jadeveon Clowney, Devonte Holloman, and Stephon Gilmore. Last year, he led the Stallions to a 10-1 record. The junior caught 50 passes, amassing over 1,000 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns. He’ll look to add to those totals in 2020.
The in-state school offered Blake earlier this month, and he chose the Gamecocks over his other two finalists, Virginia Tech and Louisville. He holds offers from over 30 schools across the country including Georgia Tech, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas State, Kentucky, Michigan State, NC State, Ole Miss, Penn State, Pitt, Tennessee, and Texas Tech.
The 6’2” pass catcher becomes the second wide receiver commit in the ’21 class, joining Alabama native Sam Reynolds. He’s also the sixth member of the class to play on the offensive side of the football.
Blake is the first commit to hail from the state of South Carolina, though the Gamecocks are in on local targets Tyrion Ingram-Dawkins, TJ Sanders, and Robbie Ouzts.
The commitments push the Gamecocks’ class inside the top 50 nationally, as it now sits at No. 42. Blake and Morgan are the fourth and fifth players to pledge to the South Carolina program this month, following running back Caleb McDowell, safety Jayden Johnson, and offensive lineman Jordan Davis.