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Recruiting Round-Up: South Carolina trending up

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Recruiting Round-Up 8/22/22

In this edition of recruiting round-up, we take a look at how South Carolina has taken a step forward under Shane Beamer this recruiting cycle. They recently landed two blue-chip commitments and have risen all the way up to 16th in the 247sports composite rankings. 

Four-Star DL Xzavier McLeod commits to South Carolina

Xzavier McLeod is a 6-foot 5-inch 325-pound defensive lineman from Camden, South Carolina.  Projects to be an interior defensive at the next level but moved around quite a lot in his high school team. Strong, and athletic gives interior offensive lineman a ton of trouble. Has the body size and ability to play the right way. The depth chart would allow him to as well, could be an All-SEC caliber player by the time he is done in Columbia. 

Four-Star DL Zavion Hardy Commits to South Carolina

Zavion Hardy is a 6-foot 5-inch 262-pound defensive lineman from Macon, Georgia. He projects as an edge player at the next level. He has nice length and good flexibility and body bend. sets a solid edge, closes quickly to make tackles in space. Strong, heavy hands live in the opponent's backfield. May need to take a season to sculpt my body for the next level transition. 

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Four-Star DL Edric Hill Commits to Alabama

Edric Hill is a 6-foot 3-inch 290-pound defensive lineman from Kansas City, Missouri. Super twitchy interior defensive lineman, strong hands, and quick feet. Penetrates consistently, similar profile to a Christian Barmore type of player. Will need to add weight and body sculpt so he will need a season or so to get acclimated. 

Other Notables Commitments

Four-Star DL Jalen Thompson Commits to Michigan State
Four-Star WR Ayden Williams Commits to Ole Miss
Three-Star DL Joshua Horton Commits to North Carolina 
Three-Star WR Kevin Concepcion Commits to NC State
Three-Star IOL Johnathan Cline Commits to UCF
Three-Star WR Josiah Phillips Commits to BYU

That's it for this edition of recruiting round-up! Stock is up for Shane Beamer and the South Carolina Gamecocks.