South Carolina signed all of their commits on Wednesday and even added another to close their 2013 class. Rivals ranks the class at #16, and all the rankings have the class in the Top 25.
Some Gamecock fans are disappointed that back to back Top 10 finishes haven't resulted in higher rated recruiting classes. If you just glance at recruiting you might think they are right, but the issue isn't that simple. The main issue, insofar as an issue exists, is that the state of South Carolina hasn't produced that much talent the last few years.
Using Rivals rankings since they go back the furthest, the State of South Carolina produced 10 or more 4 and 5 star players from 2007-2010. Since then it has produced 6, 5 and 5 each of the last three cycles. Simply put, there hasn't been much talent to recruit. Of the talent that was available, Carolina did well.
The Gamecocks got 3 of the Top 8 players in the state, again per rivals. Two other players went out ...