South Carolina football: commits to Gamecocks


Collier, Collegiate Judge of the Legion

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South Carolina football added its first in-state play for the Class of 2023.

Safety Judge Collier of Legion Collegiate in Rock Hill made a commitment to Shane Beamer and the Gamecocks on Saturday. He is USC’s seventh public commitment in the class of 2023, with some of them being safeties.

South Carolina offered Collier on June 5 after attending camp there. He visited USC last weekend.

“”I went there one-on-one and covered some of the best guys they had there at receiver and got a lot of reps. I did the exercises well. I had great measurable results in the 40 and the long jump,” Collier told Phil Kornblut after his demonstration at camp. They said some of my best football is yet to come, so they love my potential and what I have to offer.

Collier also received offers from Boston College, Wofford, the Navy, and the Air Force.

The 6-foot-1, 185-pound Collier played on offense and defense last season for Legion Collegiate, which competes in the North Carolina private school league despite being in SC. On defense, he had 26 tackles and passes defended.

Collier played quarterback on offense, throwing for 316 yards and four touchdowns while rushing for 231 yards and three scores.

Gamecocks 2023 is committed

OL Trovoughn Baugh, Pace Academy (Ga.)

S Judge Collier, Legion Collegiate, Rock Hill

TE Connor Cox, The Bolles School (Florida)

WR Kelton Henderson, Lehigh Acres (Florida)

S Jalon Kilgore, Putnam County, Ga.

S Zahbari Sandy, St. John’s, Washington (DC)

S Cam Upshaw, Taylor County, Florida

— Phil Kornblut contributed to this story

This story was originally published June 18, 2022 1:09 p.m.

Lou Bezjak is the High School Athletic Readiness Coordinator for State (Columbia) and Island Packet (Hilton Head). He previously worked at the Florence Morning News and has covered high school sports in South Carolina since 2002. Lou is a two-time South Carolina Sports Writer of the Year by the National Sports Media Association.
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