ORANGEBURG, SC –South Carolina State, Wednesday, announced the signing of nineteen (19) football prospects to national letters of intent (NLI), head coach Buddy Pough announced.
This year's class hails from the Palmetto State once again, with 16 sixteen from South Carolina, one from North Carolina, Georgia and Florida.
“We really address the line situation on both offense and defense this year in our recruiting class,” said head coach Buddy Pough. “We signed 11 with seven (7) defensive lineman and four (4) offensive lineman.”
Pough noted, "The defensive line took a hit with the departure of some veterans upfront in Paul McKiever, Tyrell Goodwin and Bruce Johnson, while on offense you lose All-American Alex Taylor and senior leader Malik Mickle."
A running back, linebacker, place kicker, two defensive backs and a pair of tight ends add to the 2020 class.
On offense the Bulldogs return a season core along with MEAC Rookie of the Year Corey Fields at quarterback, wide receivers Will VereenShaquan Davis, along with All-MEAC defensive back Decobie Durant and defensive lineman Rod Perry just to name a few.