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TOP WIDE RECEIVER RECRUIT CHOOSES SOUTH CAROLINA OVER CLEMSON …

University of South Carolina football fans were down in the dumps following Saturday night’s embarrassing road loss to Mississippi State – as well they should have been.

But the program got a big lift on Sunday afternoon with the addition of another blue chip recruit.

Wide receiver OrTre Smith – the No. 1 wide receiver prospect in the state of South Carolina – chose the Gamecocks over Clemson University, a major in-state recruiting coup for first-year head coach Will Muschamp‘s program.

Smith – a 6-foot-3, 215-pound wide receiver from Mount Pleasant, S.C. (Wando High School) – is the No. 16 wide receiver prospect in the entire country according to 247Sports.

He’s also the sixth four-star recruit to join the program’s class of 2017 – which is currently listed as the No. 11 recruiting class in the country.

Not bad for a program that went 3-9 last season …

Smith, who grew up cheering for Clemson, was recruited by Gamecock co-offensive coordinator Bryan McClendon and tight ends coach Pat Washington.  Like true freshman wide receiver Bryan Edwards, he is expected to see playing time right away.

Clemson is no doubt disappointed it didn’t land Smith, although the Tigers’ class of 2017 is still ranked No. 7 nationally – and includes a pair of five-star prospects and eight four-star recruits.

(Banner image via @TreesMif)

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