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Jaquel Holman, 2025 LB, commits to the state of South Carolina

Blackville (SC) Hilda Three-star linebacker Jaquel Holman is committed to South Carolinahe announced on Saturday afternoon.

He chose the Gamecocks from his state, but also had offers from teams like Pittsburgh and Liberty.

Holman is the No. 961 candidate overall and the No. 100 LB in the 2025 cycle, according to On3 Industry Rankinga weighted average that takes into account all four major recruiting media companies. He is also the No. 18 player in South Carolina.

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The 6'1″, 195-pound player visited Columbia in April and late May this year. He is now the latest Palmetto State product to commit to Shane Beamer and Co.

“I would like to thank all the colleges and coaches who recruited me. This was not an easy decision as all the programs I was offered were great. After much thought and discussions with my parents, I am happy to announce my commitment to the University of South Carolina,” Holman wrote on X.

Gamecocks have the top 25 recruiting classes this cycle

With Holman, South Carolina now has seven commitments for the 2025 cycle and a class that, according to the On3 Industry Team Recruitment Rankings.

Chester (Va.) Thomas Dale, four-star cornerback Shamari Earls was signed on April 20 and is the top prospect in the class as the No. 103 overall prospect and No. 12 cornerback in the nation. He was one of five players signed by the Gamecocks in April.

Concord (NC) Jay M Robinson, four-star wide receiver Brian Rowe was the only blue-chipper on the roster before Earls. He signed on April 9 and was followed by Abbeville (SC) three-star safety Damarcus Leach less than 24 hours later. Sumter (SC) Three-Star EDGE Anthony Addison then he joined two days later on April 12.

“I love how they want to use me,” Addison told On3 about his commitment“It's close to home. It's only 50 minutes, so I know my whole family can come and see me. Coach Beamer hasn't lost sight of me. I know I'm going somewhere where the head coach believes in me and what I can do.”

Rowe, Addison and Chesterfield (Va.) Matoaca three-star defensive lineman Caleb Williams are all top 500 recruits. South Florence (SC) three-star WR Jayden Sellers has been committed to the Gamecocks since October.

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