Phil Kornblut

March 24, 2014

Lemieux has seen enough, commits to USC

OL Shane Lemieux committed to the Gamecocks on Monday.

Offensive lineman Shane Lemieux (6-6, 295) of Yakima, Wash., made a return visit to South Carolina on Monday after first visiting on Friday and before leaving he made a commitment to the Gamecocks, giving USC four new pledges for the 2015 class in less than a week.

Lemieux said he's completely sold on USC and his commitment is solid, though he does want his mom to visit and give final approval.

"It's the place for me," Lemieux said. "I am a Gamecock but I want my mom and stepdad and my little sister to come down. I'm sure they will love it. They've been to all the other visits. I want them to be there when I officially commit in another month or so."

Lemieux said he was impressed by what offensive line coach Shawn Elliott told him about the program and the SEC and the attention offensive linemen from the SEC receive from NFL scouts. And he's looking forward to playing for Elliott.

"I told him if I commit he has to bust my butt," he said.

Lemieux is USC's eighth commitment for the 2015 class. Since last Thursday, USC has added wide receiver Michael Bowman, defensive back Mark Fields Jr., offensive lineman Paris Palmer and Lemieux to the Gamecocks' 2015 class.

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