The Gamecocks were waiting on two final prospects on National Signing Day and one of them is in the fold this morning as four-star linebacker recruit Skai Moore committed to South Carolina on National Signing Day.
Big pickup for Grady Brown in four-star LB Skai Moore.Brown's going to land some good ones for #Gameoccks, IMO.— Chris Clark (@GCChrisClark) February 6, 2013
Moore, the 6-3, 215-pound linebacker from Fort Lauderdale, FL, picked the Gamecocks over Rutgers and Vanderbilt. Miami came through with an offer early Wednesday morning but Moore's decision was already made and he made his plans known by picking South Carolina.
South Carolina has picked up an underrated linebacker recruit out of the state of Florida who recently received his fourth star from 247sports.com. Moore can do a little bit of everything at the linebacker spot as he has the ability to drop back in pass coverage or he can bring pressure as a pass-rusher. There's room to grow on Moore's frame right now so it'll be interesting to see where he starts out with the Gamecocks. He'll likely get the shot at the outside linebacker position but could possibly play as a SPUR, if needed, early in his career at South Carolina.
Moore was a one-time commitment to Rutgers during the recruiting process but decommitted when South Carolina and a few other SEC schools came calling. Still, Moore visited Rutgers after visiting the Gamecocks in mid-January and gave him a lot to think about. The familiarity level was there between Moore and the Rutgers staff obviously but the opportunity to play in the SEC for an up and coming SEC power was too much for Moore to pass on.
This is the 22nd commitment of the 2013 recruiting class for South Carolina and is expected to be the final member of the class for the Gamecocks.