South Carolina football took a big step Sunday towards rebounding from their 3-9 campaign last season, securing the commitment of Jamyest Williams, ESPN’s 4th highest-rated cornerback and 37th highest-rated overall prospect.
Williams declared his commitment to the Gamecocks, over Alabama, Clemson and Georgia, among many others, at his school, Grayson High School.
Top-ranked CB Jamyest Williams has committed to South Carolina. pic.twitter.com/fhkskDTvxU
— Carson Mason (@CarsonAnnMason) August 27, 2016
Williams received 49 offers and clearly turned down some high-level programs in order to play under the direction of Will Muschamp, in his first year as head coach at South Carolina.
Williams, a native of Logansville, Georgia, is a welcome addition to a struggling program looking for an infusion of fresh blood in its secondary.
The Gamecocks kickoff their 2016 campaign on Thursday, Sept. 1 on the road against Vanderbilt.