Tight end Drew Owens (6-5 230) of Charlotte committed to USC Monday night.
Owens picked the Gamecocks over N.C. State. He also took official visits to Michigan and North Carolina.
Owens contacted his USC recruiter Jay Graham with his pledge and becomes the 26th commitment for the Gamecocks' 2011 class.
"I'm a hard worker and willing to do anything to get better," Owens said earlier in the season. "I'm very focused on the field and I'm a good blocker."
Owens is the first tight end to commit to the Gamecocks for this class.