Wednesday, August 1, 2012
According to Phil Kornblut of the South Carolina Radio News Network, cornerback Branden Langley committed to the University of South Carolina Wednesday night. Langley is a huge pickup for the Gamecocks as the Marietta, GA native chose the Gamecocks over a plethora of SEC and national BCS schools like Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Florida, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Arkansas, Vanderbilt, Nebraska and UCLA. The decision boiled down to three SEC Eastern Division foes in the end and USC topped UGA and Rocky Top to secure the top rated cornerback in the state of Georgia this recruiting cycle. Langley is 6'0", 175 pounder and is a four-star prospect acording to 247sports. The Kell High School product is the seventh verbal commitment from the Peach state for USC in the 2013 recruiting class and the fourth defensive back. USC Quarterbacks Coach G.A. Mangus was Langley's lead recruiter for Carolina. Langley is the 21st verbal commitment for the Gamecocks in 2013 and the 15th defensive verbal commitment. Langley is a top 15 player in the state of Georgia per 247sports. Go Gamecocks!