April 14, 2007

South Carolina grabs commitment No. 1

Jacksonville (Fla.) First Coast Shaq Wilson has had the South Carolina Gamecocks at the top of his list for months. While in town for the Garnet & Black Spring Game, the 6-foot, 210-pound Wilson decided to make it official and commit to Carolina.

"Yes, sir, I'm a Gamecock now," Wilson said. "I loved everything up here so much that I decided to go ahead an commit. I wanted to be the first commitment for them."

Wilson, who racked up 110 tackles and nine sacks as a junior, chose USC for several reasons.

"I was already comfortable with the football program from coming to camp last summer," he said. "Once I learned more about the academic situation and became comfortable with that, I knew I was going to commit. I just feel very strongly about coach (Steve) Spurrier as a coach, and I think great things are ahead with him as the coach."

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