Spurrier Talks National Signing Day


By Sports Department

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) -- Steve Spurrier addressed the media Wednesday afternoon to discuss National Signing Day.

Here are the notes from Spurrier's press conference:

- Spurrier said overall it was a good day for the Gamecocks and believes the class addressed a lot of their needs.

- He said USC signed seven defensive linemen and four cornerbacks with prospect Wesley Green still left on the board.

- Spurrier called defensive end Dexter Wideman (Four-star prospect who switched his commitment from FSU to USC) a good pickup. Said the big thing with Wideman was his association with all the other in-state recruits that helped push him to USC.

- Said the South Carolina coaching staff did an excellent job recruiting, as well as the players who hosted the prospects on their visits.

- Spurrier said South Carolina is not going to be No. 1 in the country in recruiting this year, adding that the same team is always No. 1 in the country in recruiting.

- He said quarterback Michael Scarnecchia came to football camp at USC and stayed in contact with the school. Spurrier said he likes his work ethic.

- Spurrier said he believes the national media does not give South Carolina enough attention on National Signing Day, despite their on-field performance and number four national ranking.

- Spurrier on the new prospects, "Those who come ready to work to be the best they can be are the ones you want to have."

- Commenting on the star-system that ranks prospects, "We don't pay attention to how many stars a recruit has, more interested in how hard someone wants to work," said Spurrier.

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