Wednesday was National Signing Day, and it felt like most of the college football world had no clue. The Early Signing Day has taken over as the primary day of signed letters of intent and hat ceremonies, and, because of that, South Carolina football did not sign a single scholarship player on Wednesday.
The Gamecocks did, however, ink an intriguing walk-on.
Gaffney wide receiver Emazon Littlejohn joined Indian Land High School offensive lineman/long snapper Jake Recker (who played with Littlejohn at the North-South Game this season) in signing with the South Carolina football program as preferred walk-ons on National Signing Day. He announced his decision publicly on his personal X/Twitter account.
Littlejohn was a very productive receiver at Gaffney, and he will join a Carolina wide receiver room that will lose a lot of talent to graduation after the 2024 season.
Littlejohn is a good route-runner who uses quickness and smarts to find open space in opposing defenses. He is not a burner, but he is fast enough that virtually no one is going to catch him if he gets behind the defense. He has some experience as a ball-carrier, as well, a role in which he utilizes above-average vision and agility to make things happen.
With the ball in his hands, Littlejohn runs stronger than his size, using tremendous balance and toughness to bounce off of weak tackle attempts. He also has a knack for avoiding tacklers altogether, finding space and open running lanes as he gashes defenses.
Special teams was another phase of the game that Littlejohn impacted while playing for Gaffney. He was a dangerous kick returner who had multiple explosive returns last fall. His speed and toughness could see him get a look with the kick coverage units for new special teams coordinator Joe DeCamillis.
You can watch some of his film here.