Offensive lineman A.J. Cann (6-3 265) of Bamberg-Ehrhardt - one of the state's top prospects - committed Wednesday to South Carolina.
Cann picked the Gamecocks over offers from 35 other schools.
He is the seventh commitment for USC's 2010 class, the second offensive lineman and the fourth from the state. He's projected to play center with the Gamecocks.
USC was the first school to offer Cann and quickly built solid relationships with recruiter Shane Beamer and offensive line coach Eric Wolford.
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"Since the first day they offered me they've been coming at me pretty hard," Cann said. "Coach Wolford was something else. When I bonded with him it was like something else. It just made me want to come to Carolina. I know he's going to be the man to help me go through it."
Cann says Wolford was just part of what made USC attractive to him.
"The relationship I have with him, coach Beamer from the times I've been up there, and I've got family up there" he said. "Some of the players I see up there, I've got a good relationship with them. And the offensive line needs a lot of help. So, I just decided to stick with Carolina and help them out."
Cann had been favoring USC and North Carolina. Clemson, N.C. State and Georgia Tech were also in the running.
Cann said he liked Clemson a lot, too, "but I kind of felt like Carolina was the best fit for me and my family, so I just went ahead and made that decision."
Cann visited Clemson and USC last week.
"I decided to get it done to get it out of the way," Cann said. "I'm going to continue to work hard to do what's right for the Bamberg-Ehrhardt football program and continue to win and continue to work hard."