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2018 Palmetto State Player Rankings: v4.0

By Barry Every
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In the latest edition of the SouthernPigskin.com Palmetto State Player Rankings, the class of 2018 eyes expansion from a Top 72 to a Top 75 with five new names.

In the latest edition of the SouthernPigskin.com Palmetto State Player Rankings, the class of 2018 eyes expansion from a Top 72 to a Top 75 with five new names. All new names have been bolded.

Moving out of the rankings is signal caller Brayden Hawkins of Dillon High School. Hawkins has transferred to Myers Park High in Charlotte, North Carolina for his senior season.

The highest new entry is offensive tackle Wyatt Campbell of Lugoff-Elgin. There is a premium on offensive tackle bodies in the Palmetto State with so few available in this class. Campbell currently has seven FBS offers with the most recent coming from Duke and Virginia. He makes his entry at #15.

Teammates Deamondre Goodwin and Antonio Anderson, Jr. are the next highest new entries at #51 and #56 respectively. Goodwin is your prototypical hybrid TE/WR that causes matchup problems in the middle of the field. Anderson racked up 76 tackles and six sacks as a junior; he also sports a 3.5 GPA with a 950 on the SAT.

Making upward movement in his ranking is two-sport star Braden Galloway of Seneca High School. On the gridiron this past season he caught 50 passes for 834 yards and nine scores. Maybe more impressive were his 20.7 points per game on the hardwood for the Bobcats. The Clemson commit moves from #41 to #27.

Also seeing a significant move upward is Spring Valley outside linebacker prospect Channing Tindall. Last season he recorded 121 tackles, 15 TFL’s and eight sacks. Tindall caught the attention of college coaches nationwide by scoring a 125.25 SPARQ at the recent Atlanta Nike Opening. He currently has more than 15 FBS offers with the most recent coming from Arkansas, North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia Tech.

From 2008 to 2016 the state has averaged 38.7 FBS signees per recruiting cycle. Keeping that in mind the Palmetto State Rankings will be capped at a Top 75. Any future updates will involve remove and replace. The next scheduled rankings update will take place after the spring evaluation period.