Now that the Early Signing Period is behind us, the recruiting attention has shifted a little more towards the 2019 recruiting class. Take a quick look inside at some of the top names offensively, that have been popping up on the radar of college programs early on.
2019 running back prospect Michel Dukes (pictured) out of First Baptist has 6 DI offers on the table to date, and is expected to land several more before things are said and done!
The players below have scholarship offers in front of them, along with heavy recruiting interest early on in the process…
Summerville 2019 QB prospect, Johnathan Bennett, picked up his first scholarship offer from Coastal Carolina back in the Spring of 2017. Since then, he has landed offers from Campbell, Appalachian State, Charlotte, and Old Dominion.
First Baptist 2019 running back, Michel Dukes, picked up his first scholarship offer after working out in front of the Wake Forest Coaching Staff this past summer. Georgia State, South Carolina, Old Dominion, North Carolina, and Virginia Tech have all followed suit with offers for the 5-11, 195-pound ball carrier. Dukes ran for over 2100 yards and 31 scores on the ground, and led the Hurricanes to another state title this past season.
Kamren McCray out of Berkeley High School is a hard-to-miss target on the football field, checking in at 6-6, 315 pounds. To date, McCray has an offer from the University of South Carolina. The big guy out of Moncks Corner, SC is on the radar of sever others early on like East Carolina, Georgia Tech, Georgia State, and Clemson to name a few. Who will be the next program to jump onboard?
Well, it looks like Hilton Head Island is going to have another baller with multiple DI offers in next year’s recruiting class. Coach BJ Payne is very high on his junior wr/slot, Sterling White. “He’s about to blow up bigger and faster than Poona (Ford),” Payne told us back in November. “He’s the most electric kid I’ve ever coached. He’s special. He doesn’t even look like he’s trying.” White currently has an offer from Marshall, along with interest from several others around country.
The players below have yet to land offers, but their names have been circulating around the recruiting circuit quite a bit….
Berkeley 2019 running back prospect, Keyshawn Wicks transferred in from Stall last winter, and ended up being Berkeley’s leading rusher for the 2017 season, after running for 2023 yards on 302 attempts and 15 touchdowns. To date, Wicks has interest from Clemson, East Carolina, Georgia State, along with a few others.
Summerville High’s OL target, Daylen Powell, has drawn interest from the likes of South Carolina, Georgia State, North Carolina, Appalachian State, and many others. The big 6-5, 280-pound target took a visit to Columbia, SC back in the fall, to visit Gamecocks during their meeting with Kentucky.
Whale Branch Early College HS running back, Irvin Mulligan, (5-11, 195 lbs.) rushed for 1406 yards and 19 touchdowns for the Warriors this past season. The junior ball carrier is also a standout inside of the classroom. Mulligan is currently receiving interest from a variety of programs up and down the East Coast.
Berkeley’s, DJ Chisolm, is without question one of the most exciting players to watch with the football in his hands regardless of classification. This past season, Chisolm broke multiple school records after hauling in (68) receptions for (1,133) yards and (13) touchdown receptions. The speedy junior also scored four touchdowns on the ground, and returned three punts for scores.
Ashley Ridge OL target, Jackson Pell, is currently receiving interest from colleges up and down the East Coast, including the Ivies. The 6-3, 290-pound OL not only gets it done on the field, but is sporting a 4.0 inside of the classroom.
Stratford High Assistant Head Football Coach, Arthur Jashienski, calls him the hidden gem of the Lowcountry. Jashienski is referring to Knights junior running back prospect, Mario Anderson, who ran for over 1200 yards and 8 scores during the 2017 season. What’s even more impressive is that seven of Anderson’s TD runs went for over 45 yards this season, not to mention, he runs a 4.49 in the forty-yard dash. Early on, Anderson is receiving interest from SC State, South Carolina, and Albany State.
Berkeley wide receiver, Dervon Pesnell, made quite a statement at the wideout position last fall, especially during postseason play. The 6-4, 170-pound target finished out the season with 49 catches for 746 yards and 8 scores. Early on, Pesnell has drawn interest from Georgia State, South Carolina, Georgia Tech, along with a few others.
Several other top names from around the area to listen out for
Elijah Bey The junior talent threw for 2224 yards through the air, and 30 touchdowns for the War Eagles this past season; with only 5 interceptions. He also ran for 453 yards and 3 additional scores. Bey visited the Citadel this past fall.
Pedro Rios: The RB/WR made the transfer from Fort Dorchester to crosstown rival, Summerville, this season. Currently on the radar of a few colleges throughout the state.
Stephon Greene: A hard-to-miss wide receiver target that checks in at 6-5, 190 pounds. His size alone has attracted the attention of several around the Southeast.
Bruce Benjamin: A 6-1, 305-pound OL target out of Fort Dorchester High School. Benjamin is currently receiving early interest from Coastal Carolina, and a few others. Benjamin has already been on campus visit in Conway, SC.
Chaz Jones: This young man came down with a number of impressive grabs in 2017. The 6-1 athlete could be the next wide receiver out of Fort Dorchester to make a name for himself.
Javon Williams: The 6-3, 160-pound wide receiver out of Colleton County caught 47 balls for 811 yards and 9 scores for the Cougars. He’s the cousin of Fort Dorchester star, Justin Williams.
Zach Doe The 6-0, 205-pound running back out of John Paul II ran for 1918 yards and 25 touchdowns this past season. Be sure to keep an ear out for this talent out of Ridgeland, SC.
Eric Tuttle: The junior out of Berkeley was 166 of 293 passing for 2397 yards, with 25 touchdown passes and 10 interceptions on last season.
Jerimiah Shaw: In an offense that was geared heavily towards the run, Shaw led the Yellow Jackets in receiving category with 406 yards and 8 touchdowns.
Nick Cunningham: The Ashley Ridge star rushed for 1114 yards and 14 scores for the Swamp Foxes last season.
Toronto King: King ran for over 1300 yards and scored 23 touchdowns for a talented Carvers Bay football team this past season.
Michael Pipkin Despite splitting time with SR running back, RJ Knowlin, who ran for 1000+ yards on the season, Pipkin still managed to rush for 900 yards and 14 yards in 2017
Tremaine James A big strong OL (6-1, 340 lbs.) who played a significant role of the offensive side of the ball for Goose Creek this past season.
Rashad Maxwell: This Baptist Hill wideout caught 48 passes for 1034 yards and 18 scores in 2017.
Dante Smith: Goose Creek is commonly known for having a talented ball carrier, and this past season was no different with this young man. The talented junior went over the 100-yard rushing mark quite a few times during the 2017 season.
Tylan Major: The First Baptist wideout hauled in 32 catches for 859 yards and 14 touchdowns for the back-to-back SCISA Champions.
Andre Banks: The junior had 400 yards receiving and four scores for the Green Wave. He also filled in nicely as a back-up QB for the the Wave in 2017.
DQ Vinson: Talented 6-4, 180-pound QB target out of James Island Charter High School. The son of former Goose Creek Gator/South Carolina Gamecock, Preston Vinson.
Janaz Sumpter A dangerous ATH on the offensive side of the ball for Carvers Bay this past season.
Tramez Brown Brown threw of 1881 yards and 28 TD strikes through the air for the Hurricanes.
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