Rest easy, South Carolina fans. After 72 hours of drama surrounding his official visit to Georgia, Bryson Allen-Williams has announced that he will be signing with the Gamecocks on Feb. 5.
Allen-Williams previously stated that he would pray on his decision Monday night and go with whatever decision felt right when he woke up on Tuesday morning. What prompted Bryson to accelerate his decision timetable? Perhaps the euphoria of watching the Super Bowl with Mark Richt wore off, or maybe the four-star outside linebacker fell asleep early and the The Lord imparted him with the needed wisdom while he napped.
Fellow Georgian and 2014 commitment Terry Googer was able to find humor in the situation.
@B_Quatro4 had everybody at South Carolina about to have a panic attack lol— Terry Googer (@terrygooger) February 4, 2014
Either way, defensive coordinator Lorenzo Ward has to be pleased that the prize of South Carolina's recruiting class has decided to firm up his commitment to the Gamecocks. Even though USC returns three experienced starters at all three linebacker positions, Allen-Williams has the kind of talent and work ethic that suggest he'll push for playing time as a true freshman.
The 6'1, 222-pound outside linebacker is the No. 8 overall prospect at his position and the 102nd-best overall player in the 2014 class according to the 247Sports Composite Index. He is the most highly rated player of South Carolina's current commitments and has been exceptionally vocal about trying to get other prospects to join the fold.
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