Phil Kornblut

July 29, 2013

Sherrod Pittman chooses Gamecocks over Gators

Junior linebacker Sherrod Pittman of Jacksonville became South Carolina's fourth commitment in three days Monday night when he announced for the Gamecocks over Florida.

Junior LB Sherrod Pittman (6-1 215) of Jacksonville became USC's fourth commitment in three days Monday night when be announced for the Gamecocks over Florida.

Pittman's decision follows that of DE Taylor Stallworth Saturday, his First Coast High junior teammate Jerad Washington Sunday and DL Abu Lamin on Monday.

"I love the coaching staff," Pittman said of why he picked USC on local TV in Jacksonville. "Shaq Wilson, (USC grad assistant linebacker coach) a former First Coast player, he's a real good teacher, real great player and I could learn more from him like a mentor. Coach Spurrier said I have a strong chance of playing over there, playing real early as a freshman. He's really a great coach, hard working and dedicated. He has a goal in in life. He wants to get to the SEC championship and win a BCS championship."

Pittman is considered to be one of the top linebackers in the 2015 class. Some of his other offers were Clemson, Auburn, LSU, Miami, Florida State, Georgia Tech and Central Florida.

He's USC's 6th commitment for the 2015 class.

ESPN and 247Sports consider Pittman a four-star prospect.

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