South Carolina Football recently secured a commitment from Jaiden Braker, a talented linebacker from Snellville, Georgia. Braker, ranked as the No. 70 linebacker in the country and the No. 74 overall prospect in Georgia’s 2025 class, brings impressive athleticism and football instincts to the Gamecocks. Standing tall and lean, Braker has the potential to add more weight and play at a higher level in the future, possibly reaching 240 pounds. His versatility on the field allows him to line up at linebacker or serve as a pass rusher in certain situations, adding depth to South Carolina’s defense.

In addition to Braker, South Carolina has also secured commitments from linebackers AJ Holloway and Traeshawn Alston, both standing at around 6-foot-3. The coaching staff is looking to add Donovan Darden to the mix, a 6-foot-4 prospect who is considering South Carolina and NC State. Darden’s decision will be crucial for the Gamecocks, as they aim to strengthen their linebacker core for the future. With the potential departure of five linebackers after the 2025 season, recruiting top talent at this position is a priority for the coaching staff.

The competition for Darden’s commitment is fierce, with both South Carolina and NC State expressing optimism about their chances. Darden recently visited both schools, along with Illinois, and his recruitment process is ongoing. South Carolina’s defensive coordinator, Clayton White, is focused on bringing in long and athletic players like Darden to bolster the team’s defense in the coming years.

The Gamecocks’ recruiting efforts are paying off, with promising prospects like Braker and Holloway joining the team. Their commitment to building a strong defense for the future is evident in the players they are targeting and the strategies they are employing to secure top talent. As the 2025 class takes shape, South Carolina fans can look forward to seeing these talented linebackers in action on the field.

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