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Number 1 player in the state rounds out USC's football class of 2012

COLUMBIA, SC (WCSC) -

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier says his program has more to offer than ever before.

 

And the coach cashed in on Wednesday, landing a consensus top-20 class of recruits.

The group of 25 is led by the state of South Carolina's "Mr. Football," receiver Shaq Roland of Lexington High. It's the fourth straight year Spurrier's signed the player who won the state's top honor following cornerback Stephon Gilmore in 2009, tailback Marcus Lattimore in 2010 and defensive end Jadeveon Clowney last winter.

 Spurrier was glad to build off the improvements of the past few season that included the Southeastern Conference's Eastern Division title in 2010 and an 11-win season this fall for first time ever.

Spurrier said the Gamecocks will try and accomplish more with the newest class.

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South Carolina's list of incoming football players for 2012 who signed Wednesday include:

Kelvin Rainey, te, 6-3, 216, Yulee (Fla.) HS

Brock Stadnick, ot, 6-5, 287, Western Guilford HS, Greensboro, N.C.

Clayton Stadnik, c, 6-2, 265, Western Guilford HS, Greensboro, N.C

Jerell Adams, te, 6-6, 224. Fork Union Military Academy, Pinewood, S.C.

T.J. Holloman, lb, 6-2, 209, St. Pius X HS, Atlanta, Ga.

T.J. Gurley, db, 5-10, 183, St. Puis X HS, Atlanta, Ga.

Jody Fuller, wr, 5-11, 201, Sun Valley HS, Monroe, N.C.

Rico McWilliams, cb, 5-11, 172, Lovejoy HS, Hampton, Ga.

Chaz Elder, cb, 6-2, 187, Banneker HS, College Park, Ga.

Kendric Salley, rb, 5-9, 205, Williston-Elko HS, Williston, S.C.

Brendan Nosovitch, qb, 6-1, 210, Central Catholic HS, Allentown, Pa.

Nick St. Germain, pk, 5-9, 182, McEachern HS, Powder Springs, Ga.

Darius English, de, 6-6, 215 LBS, McEachern HS, Powder Springs, Ga.

Joe Harris, og, 6-4, 309, Lithonia (Ga.) HS

Mason Zandi, ot, 6-9, 266, Chapin (S.C.) HS

Kwinton Smith, wr, 6-4, 206, Dillon (S.C.) HS

Chris Moody, cb, 6-1, 208, Henry County HS, McDonough, Ga.

Kyle Fleetwood, db, 5-11, 199, Stephenson HS, Stone Mountain, Ga.

Jhaustin Thomas, de, 6-5, 229, Columbia HS, Decatur, Ga.

Shaq Roland, wr, 6-1, 173, Lexington (S.C.) HS

Cody Waldrop, og, 6-2, 300, Armwood HS, Seffner, Fla.

Mike Davis, rb, 5-9, 216, Stephenson HS, Stone Mountain, Ga.

Jordan Diggs, db, 6-0, 197, Island Coast HS, Cape Coral, Fla.

Carlos Hood, db, 6-2, 262, Stephenson HS, Stone Mountain, Ga.

Kaiwan Lewis, lb, 6-0, 225, St. Joseph's HS, Hammonton, N.J.

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