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Update: South Carolina officially announces that Jordan Burch has signed with the Gamecocks.

The recruiting battle for five-star defensive end Jordan Burch between LSU and South Carolina will likely continue on past National Signing Day.

Burch, a native Columbia, South Carolina, committed to the Gamecocks over LSU during the Early Signing Period on Dec. 18 but never signed with a school.

That same trend continued Wednesday on National Signing Day when Burch reportedly signed with South Carolina but did not turn his letter of intent to the University, according to multiple reports.

As a result, South Carolina head coach Will Muschamp was not allowed to comment on his recruitment, and Burch and his family declined interviews with the media after his signing ceremony. Per The State:
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And in yet another twist in a recruitment full of secrecy and speculation, Burch once again skipped interviews after the ceremony, and his mother declined to say whether he had signed his LOI. The Post and Courier reported that Burch briefly indicated he had, but Hammond coach Erik Kimrey said he was unsure if he had or not.

As of Muschamp’s 4:30 p.m. press conference Wednesday, the program has yet to acknowledge Burch, meaning he hasn’t sent in his letter of intent. Huntley was officially recognized by USC after his ceremony Wednesday and Muschamp spoke on him during his press conference.
Until Burch officially signs with a school, other universities will be allowed to recruit and maintain contact with him. That includes Coach O and LSU, where Burch visited two weeks ago.

Comments

40 Comments
Frick Burch, Evans and all y’all mamas
Reply7 months
and he’s a Gamecock.
Reply7 months
Have we made a strong a55 offer yet?
Reply7 months
It’s a big deal, I get it. I have 3 kids getting close to college. They are not 5 star players with possible nfl futures, but they will make decisions that shape their futures. At some point, you have to let your kids choose their own their paths. Idk if that is the case here, but it’s clear he has some people with way too much influence on him. Let the boy pick his own path family.
Reply7 months
WTF!!!
Reply7 months
Mom wants a new Escalade and a gas card. SC offered a Highlander Hybrid.
Reply7 months
Lol keep believing!
Reply7 months
And to Grandmas house we go !!!!
Reply7 months
Once he signs: investigation in 3, 2, 1...
Reply7 months
LSU bound cocks
Reply7 months
If DA was here he would have come
Reply7 months
momma want that extra dependent on turbo tax.
Reply7 months
You cant make this up
Reply7 months
Muschamp’s presence there was telling and intimidating......the pomp and circumstance was not conducive to him going with LSU because it would’ve created some pretty good drama and he doesn’t really seem drawn to that. I will say, if Boomer is not there, he may have gone with LSU at that point.
Reply7 months
I guess Muschamp was there under the pretense of just being there for his son?
7 months
Take your time and make the right decision for yourself. There will always be scholarship waiting for you at LSU.....maybe...
Reply8 months
So, isn’t signing day a deadline? Players can just sign later?
Reply8 months
Signing day is actually the first day in which players CAN sign. They can sign up until either fall camp or first day of season (can’t remember which)
8 months
And now I know!
8 months
These are big decisions for a kid, LSU is the better program but there is no place like home. It’s a good sign if he does not want to back on his word, he is learning valuable shite about life.
Reply8 months
I think there’s just some clueless individuals in the mix. It’s a simple as that.
Reply8 months
km
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This sucker wants more $$$ in an account. Screw him.
Reply8 months
STFU..........
7 months
Damn strong offer
7 months
This kid is obviously under a tremendous amount of pressure to stay home
Reply8 months
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