No Spurrier? No problem. 2016 4-star athlete commits to South Carolina

BY foxsports • October 13, 2015

On the day in which future Hall-of-Fame head coach Steve Spurrier shockingly resigned, the South Carolina Gamecocks picked up a commitment from a very talented prospect. 

Rivals.com 4-star lineman Darius Whitfield pledged his services to the program on Tuesday afternoon. The Alabama native opted to attend school in Columbia over the likes of Arizona State, Arkansas, Florida, Florida State, LSU, Missouri, and Ole Miss. 

Garnering the commitment of Whitfield is a massive coup for the Gamecocks. Based upon the competition they beat out for the versatile athlete, one can see how talented Whitfield is. 

At 6'1", 268 pounds, the St. Paul's High School prep can play at either defensive tackle or offensive guard. Depending on depth, it'll likely determine which side of the ball he'll start out at. 

Regardless, it's a massive pickup for a program in need of some positivity. 


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