USC has landed one of the top pitchers in North Carolina for the 2014 class in lefthander Alex Destino of Weaverville. The Asheville Citizen-Times reported Destino committed to the Gamecocks last week.
He picked the Gamecocks over Georgia, North Carolina and NC State.
Last season Destino averaged 1.4 strikeouts per inning. As a hitter he averaged .461 with three home runs and 37 RBIs.
Destino is USC's 9th commitment for the 2014 class. '