January 24, 2010

DE Simmons commits to Gamecocks

Defensive end Corey Simmons of Atlanta committed to South Carolina on Sunday.

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. Cann OL 6-3 260 Bamberg Patrick Fish K 6-0 175 Lawndale, N.C. Toquavius Gilchrist LB 6-2 230 Butler County (Kan.) CC Cody Gibson OL 6-6 265 Tallahassee, Fla. Brandon Golson LB 6-2 200 St. Matthews Victor Hampton DB 5-10 175 Darlington Nick Jones WR 5-8 170 Duncan DuVon Milsap OL 6-6 315 Buford, Ga. Ronald Patrick OL 6-1 268 Cocoa, Fla. Chris Payne DB 5-10 190 Fork Union, Va. Kelcy Quarles DT 6-4 265 Greenwood Corey Robinson OL 6-7 295 Havelock, N.C. Cadarious Sanders DB 6-1 187 LaGrange, Ga. Connor Shaw QB 6-2 195 Flowery Branch, Ga. Corey Simmons DE 6-5 230 Atlanta J.T. Surratt DT 6-3 285 Winston-Salem, N.C. Sean Tapley WR 6-0 170 Jacksonville, Fla. Dylan Thompson QB 6-3 201 Boiling Springs Brison Williams DB 6-0 180 Warner Robins, Ga. Tramell Williams OL 6-2 260 Jacksonville, Fla.

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