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South Carolina Football: Coach Spurrier's 2 Biggest National Signing Day Battles

Lee SchechterContributor IIIJanuary 31, 2014

South Carolina Football: Coach Spurrier's 2 Biggest National Signing Day Battles

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    Head ball coach Steve Spurrier and South Carolina gradually produced a powerful recruiting class that addresses most of the team's needs. Though there is still work to be done. 

    As National Signing Day approaches, college football teams are jockeying for position to land the last batch of recruits. With some elite talents still on the board, South Carolina can make a big splash on the final day of recruiting season. 

    Some of the elite talents like to hold out until the official deadline. After all, they are weighing one of the biggest decisions of their lives. 

    South Carolina's class is very strong, but with three battles remaining, the Gamecocks can really take a stronghold as one of the nation's better classes by landing these players, which in turn prevents them from landing at any other SEC schools with strong classes. 

    The Gamecocks still need to address the cornerback position, so the battles take place in that department. 

    Dexter Wideman does not make the list because I consider him a lock to be wearing garnet and black in the fall. And Damian Prince pulled South Carolina out of the running just a few days ago. 

    Here are the two biggest National Signing Day recruiting battles for the South Carolina Gamecocks. 

Chris Lammons

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    The battle for Chris Lammons has taken a major swing in the right direction for the Gamecocks. And trust me, the team needs to land a cornerback to put in the secondary along with fellow 2014 commit D.J. Smith. 

    Lammons is still a little small and is slightly below average in size for a cornerback, but he has raw talent that will be very coachable for the South Carolina defensive staff. 

    He has good speed, range and changes direction well, which are all key skills for a cornerback to have. Though, I don't expect him to have a major immediate impact as he has some development to go through; the Gamecocks need Lammons and might need him day one. 

    The battle is now between South Carolina and Florida, but all signs point toward the Gamecocks getting their guy.

    South Carolina should be able to chalk up this recruiting victory come National Signing Day. 

Wesley Green

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    Wesley Green is at the center of the biggest recruiting battle for South Carolina. Why? 

    Georgia is in the mix and is right there with South Carolina. A true rivalry battle, what could be better than this? 

    Green is a bit longer than Lammons, though he still isn't exactly a cornerback whose size helps him out. Luckily for Green, he is a very instinctive cover corner with above average reactions. With a 4.52 40-yard dash, he doesn't have great speed for the position, but it's good enough to stay with wide receivers. 

    Early on in the battle, South Carolina had the upper hand though as of late, Georgia looks like it will keep Green in state and put him in a Bulldogs uniform. 

    This is the key battle to watch as it heats up for National Signing Day. 

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