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Former North Carolina commit Korey Banks chooses South Carolina Gamecocks on National Signing Day

The Gamecocks land a wide receiver from the Atlanta area.

Joshua S. Kelly-USA TODAY Sports

The South Carolina Gamecocks received word this morning that Tyrone (Ga.) Sandy Creek wide receiver Korey Banks, who decommitted from North Carolina on Monday, has committed to play for Will Muschamp.

Banks' commitment to the Gamecocks wasn't a surprise after the Tar Heels accepted his decision the other day. All signs were pointing to either Columbia or with Nick Saban and the Alabama Crimson Tide, but in the end, it was the Gamecocks who won out for Banks' talents.

Banks, whose father, Korey Sr., was a defensive back at Mississippi State before becoming a star in the CFL, was good for 813 yards and six touchdowns in his senior season. He also accounted for one rushing touchdown and saw some decent stats as a punt returner. He could see more of that in Columbia.

With several wide receivers incoming - including Kiel Pollard and early enrollees Bryan Edwards and Chris Smith - and on the roster, it wouldn't surprise us to see Banks as a possible redshirt candidate. However, if he impresses in camp (although there appears to be some good talent ahead of him), it's likely that he will see some limited time in the offense.