Defensive end Shameik Blackshear has committed to the South Carolina Gamecocks, according to Tony Morelli of 247sports.com. Blackshear is a prospect for the 2015 recruiting class, and while he is not rated yet, Morelli thinks he will be a five-star recruit.
Blackshear stands 6'4 and weighs in at 235 pounds. The Bluffton (S.C.) High School product recorded 97 tackles and 5.0 sacks in 2012 as a sophomore. Despite being so young, he has a slew of offers from some of the biggest programs in the country, including Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Louisville, N.C. State, North Carolina, and Tennessee. Morelli noted that Blackshear is the most talented player to commit to South Carolina since Jadeveon Clowney, which is high, high praise.
Blackshear is the Gamecocks' second commitment for the 2015 cycle, following behind Stone Mountain (Ga.) Stephenson High School wide receiver Dexter Neal. However, that's not much smaller than their 2014 recruiting class, which only includes three players at the moment.