By Josh Hyber/Photo by Allen Sharpe
South Carolina added four players to its 2019 recruiting class on Wednesday to add to the 19 it added in December, including a four-star defensive tackle and a four-star defensive back.
The Gamecocks added Jaquaze Sorrells (DL) and Jammie Robinson (DB), the two four stars, Shilo Sanders (DB) and William Rogers (OL).
“It’s an exciting day to be a Gamecock. We got better today with the four young men who have signed with us,” SC head coach Will Muschamp said.
“… The four signees from today, if you would have told me in December, ‘You can sign these four guys.’ I would have taken it. All four can make a difference in our program.”
Sorrells, a 6-2 290-pounder, checks in as the No. 14-ranked defensive tackle and the No. 157-ranked overall prospect in the class of 2019, according to the 247Sports composite rankings. Rivals ranks Sorrells the No. 217 overall prospect in his class and the No. 28 prospect in Florida.
He had 178 tackles (34 for loss and 18 sacks) in his high school career. He had 36 tackles with eight for loss, a pair of sacks and an interception as a senior.
“Jaquaze has got a tremendous work ethic. Very explosive young man,” Muschamp said. “A guy that is athletic enough to play on the edge. He can play inside. But we’re really excited about him and getting him today. I felt pretty good in the process.”
Robinson, a 6-0 195-pounder, comes to South Carolina from Lee County High School in Leesburg, Ga. Robinson, who has been recruited by the Gamecocks for over two years, has been a safety and returner. He scored seven touchdowns as a returner in 2018 and led his team to a 15-0 record and a state championship.
He was rated the 41st-best player in Georgia, the 32nd-best safety in the nation and No. 392 overall, according to 247Sports composite rankings.
“He’s got coverage ability in the slot and can play outside if he needs to, but is a safety, nickel who can play in the slot as a dime as well,” Muschamp said. “A very instinctive player and the defensive player of the year in the state of Georgia. We’re really excited about adding Jammie to our roster.”
Sanders, the son of NFL Hall of Famer Deion, is a 6-foot 186-pounder out of Trinity Christian High School in Cedar Hill, Tex. where he played cornerback, receiver, punted and returned kicks.
He had 19 tackles and five interceptions as a senior. On offense he had 13 catches for 199 yards and three touchdowns. He also returned two kickoffs for touchdowns.
Sanders was ranked by 247Spors as the No. 62 cornerback in the country, the 83rd-ranked player in the state and the 668th overall player in the country.
“He’s a guy that has really only played high school football for two years. He has really only spent his time dedicating himself to the game the last two years,” Muschamp said. “Kevin Matthis was his position coach, who played with T-Rob with the Atlanta Falcons. Listening to him talk to us about how quickly he’s matured, his genetic upside is huge, he has really good length, speed on the top end, very good change of direction. He also played receiver and has some return skills.”
Rogers is a 6-3, 305-pounder from Lovejoy High School in Hampton, Ga. He was ranked the No. 112 offensive tackle in the country, according to the 247Sports composite rankings.
“A guy that came to our camp, worked out in our camp, we targeted early,” Muschamp said. “He was a 300-plus pounder with a vertical of over 28 inches, which, not many offensive linemen are doing that at the NFL combine. But he has bend in his lower body and plays with power. He will be an interior offensive lineman for us.”