South Carolina football is in for a big day tomorrow. The Early Signing Period begins on Wednesday (AKA the "new" National Signing Day"), and the Gamecocks will be making things official with most of their 2024 recruiting class.
One of the top commitments in the class is 4-star athlete Jalewis Solomon.
Solomon was heavily pursued by USC and Florida State, but Auburn surprisingly was the team that pulled in his commitment over the summer. However, after a few months of thought, he flipped his pledge to the South Carolina football program and recently made an announcement that he was shutting things down.
The Gamecocks will be glad he did.
Solomon is a very athletic player who excelled on both offense and defense for Schley County High School in Ellaville, Georgia. As a wide receiver, he logged over 1200 yards as a senior, and he was a lockdown corner on the other side of the football. His explosiveness was on display on special teams, as well, as he took a kickoff back for a touchdown this season.
He is likely to begin his South Carolina football career as a corner, but Solomon reeled in a nice award for his work on the other side of the ball.
This week, Solomon was named the Georgia Region 6A Offensive Player of the Year. His younger brother (class of 2025 5-star linebacker/EDGE Zayden Walker) was named a 1st-team performer on defense.
Solomon could be in line for some early playing time next season in the Gamecock secondary. Redshirt senior corner O'Donnell Fortune is the only corner on the team with significant experience, so the starting role vacated by the NFL-bound Marcellas Dial is up for grabs. Solomon will compete with young DBs like Judge Collier, Emory Floyd, and Vacari Swain for the spot.
You can watch some of his film here.