One of the major needs for the Gamecocks in the 2014 recruiting class was defensive backs. In particular, it was cornerback.
South Carolina's roster took a hit after the 2013 season with graduation of two starters and a transfer many considered a frontrunner for a starting position in 2014.
So, adding some top-notch talent was a key for the Gamecocks.
The Gamecocks picked up one of the most talented corners in the Southeast when cornerback Chris Lammons signed with South Carolina over Wisconsin on Wednesday.
Lammons, a one-time Florida commitment, decided to open his recruiting back up when Florida added a few other defensive backs after Lammons committed. When he did so, South Carolina was in the market for a few good secondary players and gave pursuit to Lammons, who they recruited this entire process. Wisconsin jumped in and was pitching the opportunity for early playing time and a chance to play with some friends who are current members of the Wisconsin football team.
The Gamecocks, though, had a nice weapon in Bryson Allen-Williams. The two players struck up a friendship at the US Army All-American Game and likely help keep the Gamecocks out front for Lammons from early January till National Signing Day. Wisconsin did all they could to give Lammons something to think about, but the opportunity to join up with a group of talented, young secondary recruits who are hoping to become the next version of the "Legion of Boom" was all South Carolina needed to come out in front for Lammons.
This 5-foot-10, 172-pound cornerback is a player who is a big-time playmaker at corner with tons of speed and the ability to make adjustments on the fly. He is a true athlete and is a player that could play a role in the return game for the Gamecocks.
Lammons, a four-star recruit on 247sports.com, signed with the Gamecocks over Wisconsin after being committed to Florida earlier in the process.