Steve Spurrier’s raid on Georgia’s college prospects continued with the commitments of McEachern High teammates Rory Anderson and Marcquis Roberts on Wednesday.
With the two new additions, South Carolina has now reached double digits in its Georgia recruiting efforts for the 2011 class — as 11 of 28 commitments are from the state. Last year, the Gamecocks landed six prospects from Georgia.
“South Carolina had a great season in the SEC, and I think a lot of people noticed,” McEachern coach Kyle Hockman said. “I know all of our kids want to play in the SEC, especially with their run of national championships. That was an important overall factor.
The timing of the McEachern duo’s announcement was interesting: Why on a Wednesday?
“They both finished a visit last weekend and kind of decided they had seen enough during the overall recruiting process to be able to make a comparison,” Hockman said. “They felt like it was that time.
“And you know how recruiting works? It can get pretty tight with the [scholarship] numbers toward the end, and kids get nervous. They both wanted to play at South Carolina and decided to go ahead and commit so they wouldn’t risk losing that opportunity.”
The 6-foot-5, 200-pound Anderson plays tight end and picked South Carolina over Tennessee, among 20 offers. Roberts is a 6-1, 200-pound linebacker who committed to the Gamecocks over West Virginia, Virginia and Cincinnati.
– By Michael Carvell, AJC College Recruiting