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Deon Green Commits to the Gamecocks

Deon Green of Orlando committed to the Gamecocks today while on an unofficial visit. Green is a defensive end that projects to play tackle at the college level. Green chose Carolina over Ohio St., Penn St., Clemson, Ole Miss, Auburn, Arkansas, and a series of other solid programs.

Green on his commitment:

Green grew up in Orangeburg before moving prior to his freshman season and was always a Gamecock fan. He said he just needed to take one visit to the school before finalizing his decision

"I just had to get up there and see what it was like," said Green, who was making his first visit to the campus. "I spoke with coach [Brad] Lawing and the academic director. They were the two people that helped me make my decision. Coach Lawing's philosophy is simple but kind of real."

Jeep Hunter recruited Green to USC and convinced him the program is moving in the right direction.

"I like the fact they are building on something that's already good, and hopefully I can build on that foundation also," Green said. "You know when you want to go to a certain place, and when I got there today I knew that's where I wanted to go."

This guy sounds like a solid pickup, and I'm glad we picked up a defensive line commitment, as that will be an ongoing need in the next few years. He'll need to put on a few more pounds to play with elite SEC lines, but with him already at 268, he shouldn't take too long to get there.