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South Carolina Football: 4-star DB sets official visit; Carolina, Georgia battling for elite prospect

South Carolina football fans. [Corey Perrine/Florida Times-Union]
South Carolina football fans. [Corey Perrine/Florida Times-Union] /

South Carolina football lost a commitment in the class of 2024 on Tuesday when Mike Williams backed off of his pledge to the Gamecocks. However, all is not doom and gloom for the Gamecocks on the recruiting front. Shane Beamer and his staff have continued to put the South Carolina football program in good position to land more elite talent to aid in their efforts to become legitimate contenders in the SEC.

One of these elite prospects is Georgia native Kamron Mikell. Mikell is a consensus 4-star recruit from Statesboro who seems to be deciding between South Carolina and Georgia. The Bulldogs appear to be the favorites to land Mikell, but the Gamecocks are giving him some things to think about in his recruitment.

On Tuesday, Mikell announced he would be taking an official visit to Columbia soon.

Mikell’s South Carolina official visit has been scheduled for the weekend of June 9th-11th.

Mikell plays both cornerback and wide receiver for his high school but is expected to play defensive back in college. Torrian Gray is Mikell’s primary recruiter for the Gamecocks, so it would appear that the South Carolina football staff like the athletic Mikell as a member of the secondary, as well.

The Gamecocks already have two defensive backs committed in the 2024 high school recruiting class in 4-star safety (and South Carolina native) Kelvin Hunter and 4-star cornerback Braydon Lee, but a team can never have too many quality players in the secondary. In addition to Mikell, the Gamecocks are in on several other high-level defensive back prospects including Kaj Sanders, Jalewis Solomon, Ricardo Jones, and Jarvis Boatwright.

In the secondary, with two NFL corners (Cam Smith and Darius Rush) departing the roster and two Freshman All-Americans at safety (Nick Emmanwori and DQ Smith), the South Carolina secondary is in a unique position. However, bringing in young talent, especially talent that can play the corner position, will be critical going forward.