OL Ronald Patrick (6-1 268) of Cocoa, FL committed to USC Sunday. Patrick was at USC camp early last week and was offered by the Gamecocks in the middle of the week. Sunday he contacted offensive line coach Eric Wolford and made his pledge.
"I called him and told him I'm ready to be a Gamecock," Patrick said. "He said great. He was very excited. I liked them. My family liked them. My coaches liked them. It's in a great area and I was ready to do something special."
The Gamecocks recruited Patrick to play guard and center. He also has offers from East Carolina, Middle Tennessee, New Mexico and Western Kentucky. He also drew interest from Tennessee, Purdue, Iowa State and Florida Atlantic. He's the 9th commitment for the 2010 class.