Phil Kornblut

September 27, 2013

Flora shortstop headed to USC

Madison Stokes commitments to the Gamecocks.

SS Madison Stokes (6-3 195) of AC Flora Thursday committed to USC for the 2014 class. According to, Stokes had been committed to The Citadel.

Clemson and North Carolina were two other schools he considered before choosing the Gamecocks. He made an unofficial visit to USC last weekend.

Stokes helped lead Flora to the 3A state championship last season.

Stokes joins his Falcon teammate 2B Everett Eynon as Gamecock commitments and gives USC 13 pledges for the 2014 class.

Four other earlier commitments to the Gamecocks are now committed to other schools:

... OF KJ Bryant of Wade Hampton switched to Clemson.

... OF DJ Burt of Fuquay-Varina, NC is now committed to NC State.

... SS Seth Lancaster of Hanahan is now a Coastal Carolina commitment.

... And LHP Nate Matheson is now committed to Old Dominion.

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