A South Carolina Gamecocks lean has made it official: Palmyra (N.J.) wide receiver Kelvin Harmon has committed to play his college ball in Columbia.
Harmon, who is the 16th member of the class of 2016 to commit to Carolina, is the third wide receiver on the list, joining Bryan Edwards and Tre Jackson. Rivals.com has him as the 11th-ranked player in New Jersey regardless of position and the 52nd-ranked wideout in the country, while 247Sports also has him at 11th among all Garden State players and 89th among WRs nationwide. Harmon has most certainly been worked hard by Gamecocks quarterback commit Brandon McIlwain, who, if he does end up starting at some point, should have some fairly high-level targets to throw to in college.
Harmon held North Carolina, North Carolina State, his home-state school of Rutgers, Temple and West Virginia among his offers, but Rutgers and South Carolina were atop the list. The Scarlet Knights were thought to be the favorite as recently as May, but the Gamecocks moved ahead and eventually won the battle for his services. He was in town this past weekend taking an official visit as the Gamecocks took on UCF at Williams-Brice Stadium. QB coach G.A. Mangus was Harmon's primary recruiter.
Bada Bing !!!#justgotbetter— G.A. Mangus (@CoachGAMangus) October 1, 2015
With the calendar moving to October, undecided seniors are starting to seriously mull their decisions and make a move toward committing to the schools that they plan to go to, as well as setting up their official visits over the next few weeks. Several other players are set to take a visit to South Carolina on October 10 when the Gamecocks play LSU, and we'll keep track of how those go and if Carolina moves up on anyone's list.