College football recruiting: Four-star DE George Wilson commits to South Carolina in 2021 class


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South Carolina’s 2021 recruiting class received a nice jolt Sunday when four-star edge rusher George Wilson chose the Gamecocks over North Carolina, Penn State and Arizona State. Wilson made his announcement live on CBS Sports HQ.

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Wilson is South Carolina’s second four-star commitment of the 2021 recruiting cycle and 15th commitment overall, according to 247Sports. The 6 foot 5, 214-pounder from Virginia Beach, Virginia, cited the loyalty South Carolina showed him during the recruiting process as a reason for why he chose the Gamecocks.

“When I get there, I’m going to get it done,” Wilson said immediately following his commitment. “I’m going to try my hardest. Spurs up.”

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Charles Power, a national recruiting analyst for 247Sports, compares Wilson to Kemoko Turay of the Indianapolis Colts and provided this scouting report on his future at the collegiate level.

“Has a long, lean frame. Still relatively thin. Doubles as a basketball player and should add mass once he dedicates more time to football and the weight room. Also holds mid-major offers on the hardwood. Shows twitchy, explosive athleticism off the edge. Uses his first-step quickness to blow by offensive linemen and dart into the backfield. Primarily rushes from a stand-up, two-point stance. Closes quickly and finishes plays with high level explosion. Naturally nimble and gets skinny when sliding between gaps. Has sideline-to-sideline ability in pursuit. Verified size and information on his frame is murky at this point but will need to add weight regardless. Is a high ceiling type who projects as a Power Five starter with the upside to develop into a NFL Draft pick.”

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Wilson is also a standout basketball player in high school and likely has the skills to test himself at the collegiate level, but ultimately,  football seems be his ticket to the professional ranks.

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