Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Tarheel Gridiron Standout Commits to USC
According to Phil Kornblut of the South Carolina Radio News Network North Carolina prep LB Larenz Bryant committed to the University of South Carolina on Monday over a plethora of BCS level offers. The Charlotte, NC native is regarded as the top high school football talent in the state of North Carolina according to 247sports. USC Run Game Coordinator/Offensive Line Coach Shawn Elliott was the lead recruiter of Bryant for South Carolina. Bryant chose the Gamecocks over several SEC and ACC schools like Alabama, Texas A&M, Florida, Clemson, Georgia, Florida State, UNC, N.C. State, Virginia Tech, Duke, Wake Forest, Oklahoma, East Carolina and UVA. Bryant is the fifth linebacker prospect to commit to the Gamecocks for the 2013 football recruiting class. The Vance High School product is a four-star prospect according to 247sports. One interesting tidbit regarding Bryant is that he is a native South Carolinian as he hails from the Charleston area. This is the 18th verbal commitment for USC in its 2013 class and remember that verbal commitments are non-binding until the prospect either enrolls in classes come January 2013 or "inks" scholarship papers come National Signing Day in February 2013. This is an excellenbt pickup by the USC coaching staff and kudos to Coach Shawn Elliott for being in BEAST MODE on the recruiting trail. This is the 13th defensive prospect that the Gamecocks have accepted a verbal pledge from in the 2013 class. Go Gamecocks!