Stockton decommits from South Carolina

Stockton decommits from South Carolina
Gunner Stockton is ranked by the 247Sports composite as the No. 1 dual-threat quarterback in the country. (Source: 247Sports.com)

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - Five-star quarterback Gunner Stockton announced on Tuesday that he was no longer committed to the South Carolina Gamecocks.

Stockton, a 2022 prospect from Tiger, Ga., posted the news on Twitter. He’s ranked by the 247Sports composite as the No. 1 dual-threat quarterback in the country.

As a junior, Stockton completed 67 percent of his passes for 3,128 yards with 45 touchdown passes. He also rushed for 1,581 yards with 26 touchdowns.

Stockton committed to South Carolina in August over offers from Georgia, North Carolina and Ohio State. At the time, Will Muschamp was still in place as head coach. Mike Bobo was the offensive coordinator.

Muschamp has since been replaced by Shane Beamer and Bobo is now on staff at Auburn. The Gamecocks’ former offensive coordinator left Columbia last week.

Former South Carolina quarterback Connor Shaw also has a relationship with Stockton. Shaw’s older brother, Jaybo, coaches Stockton at Rabun County High School.

Former 247Sports director of scouting Barton Simmons compared Stockton to North Carolina quarterback Sam Howell.

Stocky prospect at the quarterback that doesn’t appear to have significant growth potential. Good athlete with a baseball background that has active feet in the pocket. Can extend plays when needed and accounted for over 700 rushing yards as a freshman against limited competition.

Is capable of making some advanced throws and shows touch and ball placement downfield. Shows creativity and competency delivering on screens and RPO throws on the move. Comfortable making tight-window seem throws with velocity. Still in the early stages of his development and shows the need to load up on big balls.

Has a tendency to overstep with his front foot and can get loose mechanically. Very early stages of a potential NFL prospect but significant experience and development is still necessary.

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