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South Carolina beat out most of the major schools in the Southeast to land Williams’ pledge

Feb
15

“They’ve got a deep and talented roster, so don’t let that new guy tell you he ain’t got any players. I can tell you that right now,” Muschamp said. “There are some good football players in that locker room.”

At the high school level, Jamyest Williams is undoubtedly the crown jewel of this class, as the No. 8 cornerback in the nation:

This is a big deal. South Carolina beat out most of the major schools in the Southeast to land Williams’ pledge. He is widely considered one of the best cornerbacks in the country, and I’ve said before that if he wasn’t 5’9, 173, but rather 6’1, 180, he might be the No. 1 defender nationally. Williams has good speed to pair with great instincts and aggressiveness.

He is not afraid to be physical and make a tackle or attempt to jam bigger receivers.
OrTre Smith ranks as the No. 19 WR in the country, and the nation’s No. 9 ATH, Shi Smith, will likely join him as a wideout. Recruiting is as much about appearances as anything else, and Muschamp looks good heading into Year 2:

[T]he optics of signing a top-20 class is a good look for Muschamp’s first full cycle. It’s sending a message to other recruits that Muschamp can recruit with the other big programs in the country and that top level guys like Jamyest Williams want to spend their better years in Columbia.