Month: September 2016

Ortre Smith #SpursUp

This is a HUGE commitment out of Wando South Carolina for the Gamecocks.  Not only did SC pick up the #1 prospect in South Carolina, but they also picked up a potential game-changing playmaker.   Don’t look now, but Coach Boom is building an offense.  What? Will Muschamp with an offense? This has the signs of a program on the rise.  We are all familiar with Muschamp’s defense, but he has never been able to put together an offense.  If he is able to assemble a formidable offense along with his notoriously stout defense, look out SEC.

Let’s look at Ortre for a second.  Smith is a 6-3 215 pound monster with speed and jump ball ability.  Is he someone who could instantly improve a team alone? Yes.  However, he doesn’t have to.  The Gamecocks have also picked up another 4-star wideout in Shi Smith.   Normally, that would be plenty to be excited about, but remember Bryan Edwards? When is the last time SC has had 3 4-star WRs on the roster at once?  If Brandon Mc. and Bentley can develop, we could be talking about the beginning of another 11 win season run.

The Miss. St. game was a letdown and this season may be in trouble, but this is no surprise.  The future at SC is bright and Coach Boom and Co. can recruit with the best of them.  Sit down and buckle up boys, it’s time for a wild ride.

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Diamond In The Rough?

Shout out to Davonne Bowen for finally getting the recognition he deserves.  As of last week, he was rated as the worst player on the commitment list  for the South Carolina Gamecocks.  This week, he has joined the ranks of the 4-star recruits that litter the Carolina recruiting class.  This guy is a potential monster in the making at USC.  He was clocked as running a 4.6 40 yard dash and a 10.8 100 yard dash.  Those are elite numbers at a position that the Gamecocks will be hurting at next year.  Think how good this kid could be if he was able to learn from Skai Moore.  South Carolina is quietly building a defense that could be feared in the SEC and across the country.  I’m a bit old fashion due to the fact that I LOVE a great defense more so than a great offense.  There is a reason the saying “defense wins championships” exists.  It is true and has been proven time and time again.

Let me take the time to say welcome Davonne and congratulations on finally getting the respect you deserve nationwide.  You have the potential to go down as one of the greats at the University of South Carolina

Also, let’s take a minute to give credit where credit is due.  Coach Boom and his staff have come in with the mission of bringing talent back to USC and they are making it look easy.  Coming off a 3 win season and recruiting like this is unheard of at the University.  The coaching side of things is still in doubt even after the Vandy win, but no one can doubt his ability to recruit.

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