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Breaking South Carolina Gamecocks Football Recruiting: Cory Helms to be a Gamecock

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With the big recruiting weekend winding down, the Gamecocks secured a commitment from Wake Forest transfer Cory Helms.

Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports

The South Carolina Gamecocks hosted a number of recruits on campus this weekend.  While there weren't many uncommitted prospects on campus, most of them are big targets for the 2015 class.  One of the biggest on campus (no pun intended) was former Freshman All-American offensive lineman Cory Holms.  Helms spent his freshman year at Wake Forest where he played center and spent his sophomore year playing left guard. After spending two years as a Demon Deacon, Helms decided that he wanted to play for a team that stood a better chance at winning and competing on a national level.  The 6'4 and 300 pound lineman had visited both the Mississippi State Bulldogs and the Texas A&M Aggies before visiting Columbia this past weekend and cancelled a scheduled visit to the Penn State Nittany Lions.  Helms currently has three years to play two and will have to sit next season due to NCAA transfer rules, but will be a likely competitor for playing time in 2016.

In other news, Quandeski Whitlow has decided to shut down his recruitment and will not visit the Florida Gators and says he will sign with South Carolina.  Offensive lineman Christian Pellage stated earlier that he will discuss his plans with his family and will decide whether to sign with the Florida Gators or USC.  Damon Arnette stated that he had a good visit and at this time, it appears that there is little chance that he flips from South Carolina.  Arden Key was also on campus but as expected, did not commit to the Gamecocks and will follow through with an official visit to the Auburn Tigers next weekend before announcing his final commitment on February 2nd.