Offensive lineman Mason Zandi (6-9 275) of Chapin followed through with his plans and committed to South Carolina on Friday.
"I have made up my mind," Zandi said. "I'm set on going to Carolina."
Zandi had said Thursday night he would be committing to the Gamecocks. Originally he had planned to wait until after the July 4th holiday, but he decided to go ahead and make his call to offensive line coach Shawn Elliott on Friday.
"I liked it," he said. "It's great facilities, really appealing."
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Zandi also had an offer from Clemson and he drew interest from East Carolina.
Chapin coach Justin Gentry said after two years starting on the defensive line, he's looking forward to using Zandi as the left tackle on his offensive line.
"He's athletic," Gentry said. "He has a frame that can carry another 40 to 50 pounds. He has great hands and long arms. And he's only 16 years old. He'll grow some more."
Zandi is the 10th commitment for the Gamecocks' 2012 recruiting class and the second this week.
He said he is not going to any more camps or taking any more visits except for one back to USC.