How South Carolina recruit Jake Fisher became the No. 1 wide receiver in the 2019 recruiting class

On Thursday, the University of South Carolina announced it had signed the No: 1 wideout in the class of 2021, Jake Fisher, a 6-foot-2, 210-pounder from Atlanta.

He will compete for a scholarship at the University.

“This is a great moment for Jake and we are happy for him,” said South Carolina coach Mark Richt.

“His skill set and athleticism make him a perfect fit for our offense.

I think it’s very rare that you get a player of Jake’s stature who is not committed to our program.”

The 6-1, 215-pound Fisher was considered the top prospect in the 2017 recruiting class.

His father, Jake, played for the University, and he was a two-time All-American for the Crimson Tide and Georgia Bulldogs.

He led the Bulldogs in receiving touchdowns as a senior in 2019.

He is the third player from South Carolina’s 2018 recruiting class to sign with the school.

A 5-foot, 10-inch, 190-pound slot receiver, he was one of the top recruits in the country.

Fisher was a key part of South Carolinas offense in 2018, catching 54 passes for 998 yards and six touchdowns, and was a consensus All-SEC performer.

He had 14 receptions for 192 yards and two touchdowns in the team’s Cotton Bowl victory over Clemson in 2019, and also scored a touchdown in the Cotton Bowl that season.

Fishers also caught three passes for 31 yards against Alabama, and two passes for 23 yards against Georgia in the Bulldogs’ Cotton Bowl game in 2021.

He averaged 8.3 yards per catch in his first two seasons at South Carolina.