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The Gamecocks got some tremendous news over the weekend.
Four-star QB Dakereon Joyner announced his commitment to South Carolina in Fort Dorchester’s packed auditorium on Sunday afternoon.
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“South Carolina landed the 4-star quarterback over North Carolina State. Alabama, Auburn, Georgia and Oregon were among the offers for Joyner, who competed earlier this month in the Elite 11 finals,” SEC Country’s Hale McGranahan reported. “The announcement was made in honor of his late father, Damond Alton Joyner.”What they’re saying about Dakereon Joyner’s commitment
South Carolina fans and national media alike were abuzz on Twitter on Sunday afternoon following Joyner’s commitment …
Dakereon Joyner, baller. Gamecocks need ballers.
— Brad Crawford (@BCrawford247) June 18, 2017
Just wait until Joyner starts recruiting for the #Gamecocks too. He's a true leader, very vocal. Will be a tremendous Ambassador. #SpursUp
— Proffitt (@BreakinDownFilm) June 18, 2017
Glad to see Dakereon has Joyned the Gamecocks.
— TRC (@RubrChickens) June 18, 2017Future teammates on new QB commit
They may not be on the same field yet, but plenty of Joyner’s future teammates are already fans of the quarterback.
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“His leadership skills and the chemistry that he has, he’ll be your friend on and off the field, somebody that you can connect with. … I mean, he’s just a respectable dude,” said 3-star safety and fellow commit R.J. Roderick. “He’s real cool and real down to earth as well.”
South Carolina freshman WR @treesmif greets @Cant_StopCinco pic.twitter.com/XPrt8eTKzG
— Hale McGranahan (@Hale_SECcountry) June 18, 2017Who’s next?
Joyner already has his sights set on two major targets for the Gamecocks in the Class of 2018 …
“One, I’m going to get Xavier Thomas to flip,” Joyner said, via The State. “I’m going to try to get him, Stephon Wynn, just everybody on board.”Top tight end target
With 2018 TE Gavin Schoenwald committing to Vanderbilt last week, fellow 2018 TE Tommy Tremble‘s become an even bigger priority for South Carolina.
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“I really loved the campus and the coaching staff. They said that I would be a dynamic player on the line and when spread out as well,” Tremble told Phil Kornblut following his visit to Columbia on Friday.Clemson coach on South Carolina baseball opening
Current Clemson head baseball coach and former South Carolina assistant Monte Lee has not heard from USC AD Ray Tanner about the vacant position, he told reporters on Friday.
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“I don’t anticipate going anywhere anytime soon,” Lee said. “If Clemson’s going to have me as the head coach, this is where I want to be.”Tyler Johnson signs
South Carolina RHP Tyler Johnson announced on Sunday that he’ll be officially joining the Chicago White Sox organization. Only a junior, Johnson could have elected to return to school, but as a top-150 pick in the draft, significantly improving his stock was unlikely.
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Thank you for the most memorable moments of my life!
Officially a member of the White Sox organization! #Gamecocks #WhiteSox ⚾️ pic.twitter.com/gPIPmsFT5f
— Tyler Johnson (@TyJohnson_21) June 19, 2017
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