The South Carolina Gamecocks landed a set of brothers. The Stadnik brothers to be exact and they are offensive line players to boot. Today, Brock (6-foot-5, 290 pounds) and Clayton (6-3, 255) Stadnik of Greensboro, N.C, announced that they will be wearing the 'Garnet & Black' in 2012.
Brock played left tackle on the offensive line and was the long snapper in high school. He is an All-State and All-American player, he is ranked on ESPNU Top 150 and Tom Lemming’s Top 100. He was listed in the Rivals.com 250 football players to watch in 2012 and he will be playing in the Under Armour All-America Bowl in January 2012.
Clayton played center on the offensive line and saw some time on the defensive line in high school. He is considered to be one of the top centers coming out of high school in the South. He is a two year starter and two year Academic All-Conference player in high school.
Both brothers carry a 4.2+ GPA and plan to graduate early so they can enroll in January 2012. Landing these two men is welcomed news for coach Spurrier and the program as offensive linemen can be the key to gridiron success. The abilities of this talented pair, combined with USC OL Coach Shaw Elliott teachings...well it could mean good things for future South Carolina football successes as depth up-front is key going forward in maintaining SEC East Championship quality performances.
The two Greensboro (N.C.) Western Guilford offensive linemen chose USC over Wake Forest, N.C. State, East Carolina and Virginia Tech. The brothers visited USC in early April and had the Gamecocks high on their list ever since.
These two commitments give the South Carolina Gamecocks football program a total of five commitments for the 2012 football recruiting class. They join Kendric Salley, T.J. Holloman and Carlos Hood as future Gamecocks.
Always good to see when USC lands OL talent. Welcome to South Carolina football.