South Carolina Football Recruiting: Gamecocks Lose Pair of Four-Star Commitments

The South Carolina Gamecocks suffered a big blow to their 2014 and 2015 recruiting classes this weekend as four-stars Wesley Green and Arden Key de-commited from head coach Steve Spurrier and company.

Nov 24, 2012; Clemson, SC, USA; A general view of a South Carolina Gamecocks helmet prior to the game against the Clemson Tigers at Clemson Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joshua S. Kelly-USA TODAY Sports

Both Green and Key are teammates at Martin Luther King Jr. High School in Atlanta, GA.

Green, the 16th best cornerback prospect in the country for 2014, according to the 247Sports composite rankings, committed to the Gamecocks back in June, and is now projected to be favoring the Georgia Bulldogs.

The 5’11, 170 pound defensive back has decent size for the next level, but what makes the young man special is his quickness, change of direction and natural instincts at reading the quarterback and playing the ball in the air.

Green’s teammate, Key, is a four-star 2015 prospect and is one of the top players in the state of Georgia for next year’s class.

The 6’5, 200 pound defensive end is rated as the No. 7 overall player in the peach state for 2015, and the Auburn Tigers are now his projected leader along with the Georgia Bulldogs slightly behind them.

Although Key will need to gain weight to be able to play end in college, he has a great frame and length accompanied by freakish athleticism with a quick first step that reminds me of one of the top prospects in the nation for 2014, Lorenzo Carter.

The loss of Green now gives the Gamecocks just 12 commitments for the class of 2014, which puts them at 30th overall in the nation and just 12th in the SEC. The class currently has three four-star commits.

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Topics: 2014 Football Recruiting, Arden Key, Georgia Bulldogs, South Carolina Gamecocks, Wesley Green

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