By the numbers: Taking stock of South Carolina’s signing class

dmclemore@thestate.comFebruary 8, 2014 

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Shaq Davidson, wide receiver signee from Gaffney High in Gaffney, SC

JOHN BYRUM/STAFF — Spartanburg Herald-Journall

... 0 – Tailbacks signed (first time since 2006 class; fullbacks signed in 2006, 2014)

... 0 – Player signed from the Northeast, first time since 2010 class

... 0.9503 – Highest player rating (247Sports Composite) in the class, which equates to a high four-star ranking (Bryson Allen–Williams)

... 1 – Early enrollee (Abu Lamin)

... 1 – Signee from Alabama (Taylor Stallworth)

... 1 – Signee whose team won a state title in 2013 (Joe Blue/Dillon)

... 2 – Players in Under Armour All-America Game (K.C. Crosby, Dexter Wideman)

... 2 – Junior college signees (Abu Lamin, Jhaustin Thomas)

... 3 – Receivers signed

... 3 – Consecutive years with a signee from Dillon High in Dillon, SC (2014: Joe Blue; 2013: D.J. Park, Bryce King; 2012: Kwinton Smith)

... 3.48 – Average player star rating (Rivals), highest ever under Steve Spurrier (reflects 10 four–star, 11 three–star signees)

... 4 – Number of instate four–star signees, according to 247Composite (Shaq Davidson, Donell Stanley, Dexter Wideman, K.C. Crosby)

... 4.4 – Fastest 40-yard dash time, per Rivals (Darin Smalls)

... 4.41 – Second-fastest 40-yard dash time, per Rivals (Chris Lammons)

... 5 – Cornerbacks signed

... 5 – Players in U.S. Army All-American Bowl (Chris Lammons, Donell Stanley, Shaq Davidson, Dante Sawyer, Bryson Allen-Williams)

... 5 – Signees whose lead recruiter was Shawn Elliott, most in class (Donell Stanley, Shaq Davidson, Joe Blue, Malik Young, Tyshun Samuel)

... 5-foot-10 – Shortest players in the class (Joe Blue, Wesley Green)

... 6 – Signees from Georgia

... 6-foot-6 – Tallest player in the class (Jhaustin Thomas)

... 7 – Defensive linemen signed

... 7 – Signees who also had an offer from Alabama, per 247Sports (Abu Lamin, Donell Stanley, Bryson Allen-Williams, Dante Sawyer, K.C. Crosby, Chris Lammons, Blake McClain)

... 7 – Signees in the final ESPN300 list (88. Dante Sawyer; 108. D.J. Smith; 143. Kevin Crosby; 146. Shaq Davidson; 162. Bryson Allen-Williams; 214. Donell Stanley; 260. Terry Googer)

... 8 – Signees on offense

... 9 – Signees from South Carolina (most since 2011, which had 10)

... 10 – Number of four-star signees, according to Rivals and 247Composite (Abu Lamin, Bryson Allen-Williams, Donell Stanley, Dexter Wideman, Dante Sawyer, Wesley Green, Shaq Davidson, Chris Lammons, D.J. Smith, K.C. Crosby)

... 10 – Number of consecutive years the USC class has finished inside the Rivals Top 25

... 12.5 – Sacks in 2013 by Jhaustin Thomas

... 13 – Signees on defense

... 15 – Team ranking in 247Sports’ Composite Top 25

... 21 – Total class members

... 28 – Touchdown passes in 2013 by Michael Scarnecchia

... 30 – Offers for K.C. Crosby (per Rivals), most in the class

... 30 – Total touchdowns in 2013 by Tyshun Samuel

... 47.5 – Miles from Saluda High (Dexter Wideman) to Williams–Brice Stadium, closest of all signees

... 90 – Number of yards on a fumble return for touchdown scored in 2013 by Donell Stanley

... 130 – Tackles in 2013 by Bryson Allen–Williams

... 162 – Weight of lightest player in the class (Al Harris Jr.)

... 346 – Weight of heaviest player (Donell Stanley)

... 1,240 – Rushing yards in 2013 by Terry Googer

... 1,540 – Passing yards in 2013 by Shaq Davidson

... 1,692 – Passing yards in 2013 by Michael Scarnecchia

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