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Shed Sarratt on South Carolina commitment, OL/DL camp, official visit

In the last 10 days, Gaffney (SC) Class of 2025 four-star OL Shed Sarratt announced his commitment to South Carolina, worked out for the staff at their OL/DL camp and took his official visit to the school, capping off a whirlwind week and a half for the future Gamecock on Sunday.

“I would say that everything stood out on this visit, especially the food and the players – I feel like we already have a close bond,” Sarratt said on Sunday after his official visit. “And I know that when I get here we will do great things.”

Sarratt's trip was hosted by fellow offensive lineman Blake Franks, a freshman on the team.

“It's been fun,” Sarratt said. “We hang out together, I don't want to say every weekend, but we hang out a lot because I train with him.”

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Before the visit weekend began, Sarratt and several of his Gaffney teammates worked out at Carolina's OL/DL camp with offensive line coach Lonnie Teasley.

“It was fun,” Sarratt said. “It showed me what type of coach he is, and he helped coach all of my teammates who went with me.”

The 6'3″ and 290lb player chose the Gamecocks despite offers from Florida, Tennessee, Florida State, Colorado and NC State, to name a few.

“My two favorites were South Carolina and Colorado,” Sarratt said. “And the last week before I committed, South Carolina told me how much they wanted me to be a Gamecock, and Colorado wasn't really talking to me. That's when I knew that's where I wanted to be, and it's closer to home.”

The standout player from Gaffney, who had great success in recruiting this spring, was recruited to Columbia by Teasley and recruiting assistant Sam Serbay.

This weekend's visit gave him the opportunity to further develop those relationships.

“I would say Coach Teasley and I have a great relationship,” Sarratt said. “We've been talking since 10th grade, and my coach, the guy who coaches me, and he are best friends, so we're close.”

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South Carolina plans for Sarratt to start as a tackle, but he will also learn the guard and center positions.

Sarratt made a big jump in On3's ratings this spring.

He now has a 91 rating from On3, down from the 86 he had before, and is the No. 181 overall prospect and No. 12 offensive lineman in the class. That makes him the state's No. 4 prospect in the class of 2025.

According to the On3 Industry Ranking — a weighted average that utilizes all four major recruiting media companies — Sarratt is the country's most promising player overall, the No. 27 IOL prospect and the No. 5 recruit in South Carolina.

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