Hamsah Nasirildeen announced a top four of Alabama, Florida, Florida State, and South Carolina back on July 21. South Carolina may have looked like the underdog in the recruitment, but the Gamecocks just landed the four-star linebacker/safety out of Concord, North Carolina.
He made the announcement via Twitter, tweeting a picture with new head coach Will Muschamp and members of the ‘Cocks staff.
— #️⃣4️⃣ (@nasirildeen) August 16, 2016
Muschamp was actually out ahead on the commitment announcement, teasing it a few minutes before Nasirildeen confirmed.
— Will Muschamp (@CoachWMuschamp) August 16, 2016
Nasirildeen is a huge get for South Carolina, and takes over as the top ranked player in the 2017 class. He is ranked No. 12 among all 2017 outside linebackers, and No. 3 in the state of North Carolina. With his commitment, South Carolina jumps to No. 20 in the class of 2017 247Sports team rankings.
Running backs coach Bobby Bentley and defensive coordinator/defensive backs coach Travaris Robinson are credited with leading the way on Nasirildeen’s recruitment.