Gerald Dixon from South Pointe in Rock Hill, South Carolina and Gerald Dixon Jr. from Northwestern in Rock Hill, South Carolina officially announced their commitments to South Carolina just a few moments ago.

The Dixons become the 27th and 28th verbal commitments for South Carolina's 2011 recruiting class. Dixon from South Pointe checks in at 6'2" and 235 pounds. Dixon Jr. from Northwestern stands 6'2" and weighs 246 pounds. Both are pretty big boys already and I would fully expect one to move inside and play defensive tackle at some point in the near future. Dixon from South Pointe lined up at defensive end opposite of Jadeveon Clowney and benefited greatly from his presence on the field.

These guys are all from the same area and have built up a friendship with one another. Being able to pick up these quality defensive lineman now and hopefully get them on campus to grow and blossom will be a blessing for USC. A redshirt year could benefit both greatly and I think you can afford to do that with both Dixons.

Welcome to USC guys.