Phil Kornblut

November 11, 2013

Lamin sticking with Gamecocks

DL Abu Lamin says he'll sign with USC as promised.

DL Abu Lamin of Fort Scott JC, KS has been committed to USC since July, but in interviews after visiting Tennessee over the weekend, Lamin indicated he had something thinking to do between the Gamecocks and Vols.

Apparently he's thought enough about it and will be sticking with his pledge to the Gamecocks.

"It's close to home and they've been loyal from the beginning," said Lamin, who is a native of Fayetteville, NC. "There's no need to switch. They've been doing everything right. It's the loyalty. I went on the visit to check it out. I really enjoyed it but I was committed to South Carolina and they just didn't sway me off things that I should get off South Carolina."

Lamin said his academics look good as he needs only to complete a college algebra course and a couple of electives to be able to graduate in December and enroll in January. He also took official visits to USC, Florida, Nebraska, Arkansas and he plans to be at USC for the Clemson game.

Lamin finished his season with 34 tackles, 1.5 sacks and 7.5 tackles for loss and he hopes to give the Gamecock defensive line another force in the middle.

"I feel good about it and confident," he said. 'I'm an inside pass rusher and that guy fighting in the trenches to hold my side down."

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