Kobe Smith had South Carolina in his sights shortly after decommitting from the Kentucky Wildcats. He's now found his home with them.
Smith, the #38 DT in the class of 2016, has committed to South Carolina and will enroll on Friday, per a report from Rivals.com's Chris Clark and Woody Wommack. He is the second defensive tackle to pledge to the team, joining four-star Mobile, Alabama standout Darius Whitfield.
Smith played his high school football at Lawrenceville (Ga.) Archer. If the name sounds familiar, it's the same high school that one-time Gamecocks commit Kyle Davis attended. So, even though the team couldn't keep their grasp on one Archer player, they were able to come away with another.
The Gamecocks now have twenty-one commitments for the class of 2016. That includes early enrollees WRs Bryan Edwards and Chris Smith, QB Brandon McIlwain, and RB C.J. Freeman. It also includes JUCO transfer JaMarcus King, who has signed his NLI but will not enroll until the summer. They could add several more as a busy recruiting weekend lies ahead with the NCAA's sanctioned dead period coming to a close.