2017 Gamecock Signing Class: Secondary
When it comes to identifying and developing players in the secondary, Will Muschamp is one of the most revered coaches in the country. He is bringing in six prospects who he believes will be able to make an impact on this defense for the next few years.
Kaleb Chalmers: Chalmers initially signed with Clemson coming out of high school but ended up at Northwest Mississippi Community College. The 3-star cornerback and Greenwood, South Carolina native picked the Gamecocks over Ole Miss and was an early enrollee for South Carolina.
Jaylin Dickerson: Dickerson is a 3-star safety out of North Carolina that selected the Gamecocks over offers from Appalachian State, Charlotte, East Carolina and Virginia. In his junior season he had 64 tackles, 6 TFLs and 2 interceptions. Dickerson was an early enrollee.
Keisean Nixon: Nixon was one of the most sought-after junior college cornerbacks in the country. He had offers from Georgia, Tennessee, UCLA and Boise State. In two years at Arizona Western College, the California native had 62 tackles, 11 interceptions, 8 pass break-ups and 2 sacks.
Jamyest Williams: Williams is the prized recruit of this class. The consensus top-100 recruit has 49 offers from power programs such as Alabama, Georgia, Oklahoma, LSU, Clemson, Ohio State and Penn State. He plays at Grayson, which is one of the best high school football programs in the country. Muschamp will likely move him all around the secondary due to his athleticism and playmaking ability. He was an Under Armour All-American.
Tavyn Jackson: Jackson is a 3-star cornerback from Tallahassee, Florida. His notable offers are from Clemson, Auburn, Maryland, Florida and Oregon. In his senior season he had 76 tackles, 4 interceptions and 9 pass break-ups.
Zay Brown: Brown is a 3-star safety from Athens, Georgia, where he played at Clarke Central High School. He had a few offers, including Wake Forest, Colorado State and Western Kentucky. In his senior year he had 80 tackles, 3 interceptions, 7 pass break-ups and 3 TFLs.