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Spurrier, Gamecocks expected to sign top-10 class

Bringing a top recruiting class to South Carolina has been almost impossible, but that is exactly what Steve Spurrier has done in 2007.

Updated: February 7, 2007, 11:33 AM ET
By Mark Schlabach | ESPN.com

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Former Georgia assistant Mickey Matthews, now coach at Division I-AA James Madison University, still remembers sneaking into Columbia, S.C., a decade ago to recruit a little-known defensive tackle.

Matthews and another Bulldogs assistant arrived at Lower Richland High School and saw the lights of South Carolina's Williams-Brice Stadium in the distance. Matthews couldn't believe the Gamecocks hadn't pursued the player they were about to meet.

The player ...

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