South Carolina Football: #WelcomeHome alert

South Carolina football Head Coach Shane Beamer. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports
South Carolina football Head Coach Shane Beamer. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports /

South Carolina football received three commitments last week as the Gamecocks’ official visit-heavy June reaped huge dividends. 5-star punter Mason Love and 3-star (and rising) linebacker Fred “JayR” Johnson announced their commitments, and a third pledge has yet to reveal himself publicly.

Things aren’t slowing down for the Gamecocks as June comes to a close.

Leading up to a massive weekend of official visitors that includes the nation’s top player Dylan Stewart (5-star EDGE), a top target in Daniel Hill (4-star running back), explosive playmaker Jonathan Paylor (4-star wide receiver), and other top-of-the-line prospects, South Carolina football coach Shane Beamer tweeted out his customary #WelcomeHome to indicate that another 2024 recruit has committed to the Gamecock football program.

For those counting at home, that means that the Gamecocks currently have two players who are “silently committed” but have not announced their decisions publicly.

It is unclear who the two unnamed #WelcomeHome commitments could be. 3-star running back Matthew Fuller and 3-star defensive back Kaleb Harris seem like legitimate candidates as both players have already taken official visits in June and are believed to be close to picking the Gamecocks anyway. South Carolina football fans are hopeful that other prospects are close to making the same decision.

The upcoming official visit weekend will see, as mentioned above, top targets Dylan Stewart, Daniel Hill, and Jonathan Paylor on campus along with most of the committed prospects in the class. Kam Pringle, Josiah Thompson, Dante Reno, Mazeo Bennett, Wendell Gregory, Blake Franks, Braydon Lee, and Kelvin Hunter will be doing their best to help the Gamecock coaching staff recruit these priority targets.

Two South Carolina football targets are set to announce their decisions publicly in the next month. 4-star safeties Kaj Sanders and Malcolm Ziglar both are set to announce their college choices in July, and several others are believed to be close to making their own commitment decisions.