There is little doubt that South Carolina has become a hotbed for football recruiting,
having two five-star players in last years's Rivals100, and sure to have at least three
players inside the Top 100 again this year. SCVarsity.com will take a look around the
state and glance at the balance of talent in each region. Today, we take a look at the top
talent in the Midlands of South Carolina.
It's not hard to figure out who the top players in the Midlands are if you pay
(6-4, 267) is clearly one of the top two players in the state. His early committment to
Clemson caused his recruiting stock to die in activity, but Bowers is definitely elite in
South Carolina, as well as the nation. I feel like he may be the best player in the state
from this Class of 2008 class, and one of the best to come out of the state in a long
href="http://scvarsity.rivals.com/viewprospect.asp?pr_key=55347">Kenneth Page. At
6-4, 290, Page has been the hottest commodity on the South Carolina recruiting market as
of late. With offers coming in from schools like Notre Dame, Florida, and Florida State,
the in-state schools will have to put in overtime to get this player, who should be a
Rivals100, to stay home.
A 5-11, 175lbs Rivals100 cornerback, Whitlock racked up 1,600 yards passing, 800 yards
rushing and 26 total touchdowns as a junior. He has offers from almost every major program
in the Southeast. Like Page, with all of the attention from outside the Palmetto State, he
will be one the in-state schools will have to work hard for.
Below is a look at some of the top prospects from the Midlands area for the Class of