The Gamecocks picked up a National Signing Day pledge from offensive lineman Jordon Carty. Carty, a three-start recruit from Florida, committed to the Gamecocks over Mississippi State and Oregon State during a high school ceremony this morning at North Broward High in Florida.
South Carolina had the lead for a while in Carty’s recruitment. He received an offer from them in June 2016 and was up for an unofficial visit the next month. Despite offers from Kentucky and Oregon State later on, Carty decided on official visits to Oregon State, Mississippi State and South Carolina, with the Gamecocks getting his final visit this past weekend. Getting him into the fold is a win for Eric Wolford, who took the lead in the big, tall (6’7”) Jamaican’s recruitment shortly after being hired as Shawn Elliott’s replacement as OL coach in Columbia.
Carty’s signing will give the Gamecocks five offensive linemen in the 2017 class, joining Summie Carlay, Eric Douglas, Dennis Daley and Jordan Rhodes. Carlay is an early enrollee and has been on campus for the past couple of weeks.