The South Carolina Gamecocks have set their sights on Christian Hackenberg. He is the first quarterback offer for the 2013 class by USC.
Hackenberg (6-4 215) of Fork Union, VA. has offers from the likes of: Tennessee, Rutgers, Virginia, Alabama, Connecticut and Miami.
Hackenberg, labled a 4-star recruit by 247Sports, passed for 2200 yards and 21 touchdowns last season. He is more in the pro-stlye mold but can make plays with his feet.
In April 2011 at the National Underclassmen Combine Will Garlick wrote “The quarterbacks had to deal with a strong wind but they may have been the best looking group as a whole. Fork Union’s Christian Hackenberg (6-foot-3, 200) looks the part with his size and he has all the fundamentals you want in signal caller. The combine quarterback coach said Hackenberg had great form and he was named the top sophomore quarterback.”
What could play into the Gamecocks favor in this recruiting battle is the fact that Hackenberg’s father was the backup quarterback at Virginia behind Shawn Moore. But in high school he was recruited by Steve Spurrier while he was at Duke. Hackenberg now has the same opportunity his father had, and that is to play for Spurrier.
He has not set any future visits but said he will try to get to USC, Alabama, Tennessee and Virginia. Hackenberg said he has no timeline for a decision but would like to decide sometime this summer.
Surely you will hear of other names that USC is going after to be the future quarterback of the Gamecocks but this is the first name on the recruiting board.
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