The Gamecocks are on a roll in recruiting, following a weekend of four commitments, South Carolina gained another pledge from defensive end Jordan Smith Wednesday.
Smith is rated as a four-star prospect by 247Sports Composite rankings and has an offer sheet to prove it, as Alabama, Florida State, Georgia, LSU, Michigan State, Ohio State and Tennessee are just a few of the schools to offer him a scholarship.
The Georgia native broke down his decision to 247Sports immediately after making his choice public.
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"First, coach (Jon) Hoke and the new defensive scheme he is putting in," Smith said. "Also, I just love South Carolina. I love the facilities, the place, Columbia, everything."
It appears having a defensive mind with NFL roots is already paying dividends for the Gamecocks. The academics in Columbia also played a factor in the decision.
"Once I started looking at academics, scheme, everything, then I knew South Carolina was the choice."
Smith plans on making an impact and taking the Gamecocks to new levels in the future: "If I keep working hard I can see myself getting a lot of reps and making a big impact. Then eventually become a starter and help my team win a national championship."