OL Brandon Shell (6-8 280) of Goose Creek made a commitment to USC Monday morning picking the Gamecocks over Clemson, Georgia and Alabama.
Shell contacted his coach Chuch Reedy Sunday aftenoon and told him of his decsion to go with the Gamecocks.
"He was just tired of all the phone calls," Reedy said. "He doesn't enjoy that. He wants to focus on the season."
Reedy added that it came as no surprise to him that Shell went with the Gamecocks.
"He's favored South Carolina all along," Reedy said. "I think the fact that it's close (was a factor). He was there for the Alabama game and I think he believes they can championships with the guys that have stayed in state."
Shell is the great nephew of NFL Hall of Fame offensive lineman Art Shell. And his coach feels he has a bright future.
"He's a number one NFL draft pick," Reedy said. "He has great feet and great hands and has become more physical. In 20 years of college coaching I never had one like him."
Shell also is a standout on the Goose Creek basketball team.
Shell is the 22nd commitment for USC's 2011 recruiting class and the 5th offensive lineman.