COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Xavier Legette announced on Friday night that he was joining the 2019 South Carolina recruiting class.
The 2019 athlete from Mullins (S.C.) High School posted the news on Friday night, after coach Will Muschamp sent out his customary #SpursUp tweet.
Legette was originally offered a grayshirt opportunity by the South Carolina coaching staff, which was extended the first week of November. With the way the Early Signing Period unfolded the first couple of days, the staff was able to offer Legette the opportunity to sign scholarship papers now, and be a part of the 2019 recruiting class instead of waiting until January 2020 to enroll.
Legette is not an early enrollee and will come in with about half of the recruiting class in June.
Legette, who had offers from Tennessee, East Carolina, Tulane and Coastal Carolina, was announced as a member of the 2019 signing class, following his and Muschamp's tweets.
“I’ve known this kid since he was 8-years-old. Been a part of his life, watched him grown and really, really excel in doing what he’s doing,” Mullins wide receivers coach Donald Brown said, during a recent interview with TheBigSpur.
“He’s done everything we’ve asked him to do. He’s a natural wide receiver, but this year and last year we just didn’t have a quarterback, and we tried to make somebody else work last year and just didn’t work out.
“He never got to touch the ball, so our natural progression this year was just move him to quarterback, put the ball in his hands at all times and maybe help him get seen more. And, obviously, it’s worked out for him.”
Legette, a 6-foot-3, 190-pound prospect who played most quarterback as a senior, to go along with some action at safety and cornerback, could potentially play wide receiver for the Gamecocks.
“(Muschamp) just was saying he loves how I play. I’m a great athlete and stuff like that,” Legette said.
The 2019 South Carolina recruiting class also includes 4-star wide receiver Keveon Mullins and 3-star wide receiver Tyquan Johnson