South Carolina picked up a huge commitment Tuesday evening when quarterback Connor Mitch announced his commitment to the Gamecocks.
Mitch is a four-star recruit from Raleigh, North Carolina and chose the Gamecocks over schools like Auburn, Alabama, LSU and North Carolina. The 6'3" 220-pound quarterback is ranked in the Top 247 prospects on the 247sports.com network and is listed as the number nine player in the state of North Carolina.
This is a big commitment for the Gamecocks as Mitch is a quarterback prospect that could have gone to a lot of high profile schools at the next level. Some people have wondered about why the Gamecocks haven't landed a big-time quarterback prospect besides Stephen Garcia during Steve Spurrier's tenure at South Carolina. Those questions should be answered now.
Mitch is the real deal. He has the size, arm strength and mental aspects of the quarterback position you look for. Coach Spurrier will love having this young man on campus and told him that he would stay four more years at USC if he were to come there.
It's being reported that Mitch will graduate early and enroll at USC in January. He has favored USC for weeks now and the comfort level with the program really pushed the Gamecocks to the top. Mitch also told a Rivals reporter that he is done with his recruitment and will not make any more visits to other schools.
Just last night he was talking to Coach Gene Chizik of Auburn.
Now? He's a Gamecock.