Gamecocks lose 2024 commitment


The South Carolina Gamecocks lost a commitment on Tuesday night.

Karson Hobbs, a three-star cornerback from Archbishop Moeller High School in Cincinnati, announced his decommitment from South Carolina on Twitter. Hobbs committed to the Gamecocks in July.

“First, I would like to thank South Carolina and the coaches for overwhelming love and support they expressed to me after my acceptance into the Gamecocks community,” Hobbs wrote. “I would also like to thank my family and friends for their support during this recruitment process. With that being said, I have decided to decommit from the University of South Carolina.”

According to the 247Sports Composite, Hobbs is the No. 50-ranked cornerback in the class of 2024. He’s listed No. 21 overall among prospects from the state of Ohio.

Hobbs visited South Carolina earlier this season for the Charlotte game. He has already been to Notre Dame twice, including this past weekend for the Clemson game.

“I told my dad, I knew we were going to win that game,” Hobbs told Kevin Sinclair after this past Saturday in South Bend. “I just had a really big feeling that after coming off that Syracuse win, I was so confident. I truly feel like if we weren’t one dimensional this season, we really could compete for a national championship. I promise you.

“I like the fact that we were running the ball (on Saturday), but we could open up that passing game, you know, get Tobias Merriweather in there. Obviously, Michael Mayer, he’s the number one target but just get some other key receivers in there, I really think we could compete for a national championship, or if not, could’ve made the college football playoffs this year.

“But losing to Marshall and then you lose to Stanford…we shouldn’t lose those games. Ohio State is the only game I would say, ‘You know what, that’s a really good football team. It’s okay to lose to them.’ Marshall and Stanford, if we don’t lose to them, I bet you we’re still (ranked number) six or seven in the country. Maybe higher.”

Multiple Crystal Ball predictions to Notre Dame have already been logged.

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