Rico McWilliams, one of the top defensive backs in Georgia, committed to South Carolina on Thursday night.
McWilliams, a 6-foot, 170-pounder from Lovejoy High School, pick the Gamecocks among his 18 offers. His other finalists were Nebraska, Vanderbilt, Arkansas, South Florida and Purdue.
“It just felt like the timing was right to do it,” said McWilliams, who relayed the news to South Carolina defensive coordinator Lorenzo Ward. “Coach Ward knew I loved the school and had been on for me awhile about committing. It’s my school. It was the time to do it.”
McWilliams will likely play cornerback for South Carolina, but may also get a look at safety. McWilliams said he only had limited communication with both Georgia Tech and UGA. He has a 3.26 GPA and plans to study business or education. He wants to coach college or high school football after playing it.
South Carolina has seven commitments for its 2012 college football recruiting class, including four from Georgia:
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