Former South Carolina offensive lineman Pete Leota has found a new home and will be playing for a familiar coach.
Leota has committed to Georgia State and head coach Shawn Elliott and will begin playing there in August. He is hoping to get an exemption that would allow him to play immediately.
He sat out the 2016 season at South Carolina as a redshirt year.
Leota committed to Elliott when he was serving as the offensive line coach of the Gamecocks under former head coach Steve Spurrier.
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He remained committed to USC after the coaching change as Elliott stayed on staff to serve as the offensive line coach under Will Muschamp.
Leota played offensive tackle and nose guard at Asheville High School and earned first team all-state honors his senior season.
He played as a member of North Carolina’s team in the Shrine Bowl and was rated as a two-star prospect by Rivals and a three-star prospect by 247Sports.