Sharrif Floyd has decided where he'll be playing his college football, and it's not going to be South Carolina.
The monster 5 star DE, who was the number one guy on Carolina's defensive line recruiting board, has chosen The University of Florida Gators. It's a story Carolina fans have heard time and time again- we're in the running for a top recruit, but then he slips away at the last second. And as usual, he doesn't choose just any school, he goes to Florida. Or Tennessee. Or Georgia. And then not only is the young 5 star player not on our team, we have to play against him every year for the next four years.
How painfully, painfully typical for Carolina fans. This continues to be a program that has to mold its talent from 3 star recruits like Eric Norwood and Kenny McKinley. Sure, we get the occasional big name like a Stephen Garcia or an Alshon Jeffery, but these skill position guys want to play for a legendary coach like Steve Spurrier. Carolina will not start winning consistently in this conference, or even this division, until we start pulling in 4 and 5 start linemen by the boatload. Counting on 3 star, 2 star, and unranked linemen to grow into productive SEC players is too much of a hit-or-miss deal to rely on, as evidenced by our current pathetic situation in the trenches.