DE Simmons commits to Gamecocks

January 24, 2010 

Defensive end Corey Simmons (6-foot-5, 230 pounds) of Atlanta committed to South Carolina on Sunday.

His father was pleased with his decision.

"I think it's a place where he can get a good education, first of all," said Clyde Simmmons. "They have all the things in place to help him delvelop into the player he wants to be."

Simmons father, who played in the NFL, says his son had decided on Thursday.

"He made up his mind on Thursday but he wanted to visit and get to know the players," said dad. "Then like any good son, he wanted to discuss it with his mother and father before making a final decision."

Simmons is strong with his commitment and will not take another visit. Simmons' father says that they like what USC has to offer.

Simmons is the 20th pledge of the team's 2010 class. National Signing Day is Feb. 3.

He also had offers from Samford and Western Carolina, the alma mater of his father.

USC's 2010 football commitments

A.J. CannOL6-3260Bamberg
Patrick FishK6-0175Lawndale, N.C.
Toquavius GilchristLB6-2230Butler County (Kan.) CC
Cody GibsonOL6-6265Tallahassee, Fla.
Brandon GolsonLB6-2200St. Matthews
Victor HamptonDB5-10175Darlington
Nick JonesWR5-8170Duncan
DuVon MilsapOL6-6315Buford, Ga.
Ronald PatrickOL6-1268Cocoa, Fla.
Chris PayneDB5-10190Fork Union, Va.
Kelcy QuarlesDT6-4265Greenwood
Corey RobinsonOL6-7295Havelock, N.C.
Cadarious SandersDB6-1187LaGrange, Ga.
Connor ShawQB6-2195Flowery Branch, Ga.
Corey SimmonsDE6-5230Atlanta
J.T. SurrattDT6-3285Winston-Salem, N.C.
Sean TapleyWR6-0170Jacksonville, Fla.
Dylan ThompsonQB6-3201Boiling Springs
Brison WilliamsDB6-0180Warner Robins, Ga.
Tramell WilliamsOL6-2260Jacksonville, Fla.

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