Outside linebacker Johnnie Farms (6-3, 306) of Perry, Ga., committed to South Carolina on Monday night.
Farms picked the Gamecocks over Auburn, Alabama, Florida and Central Florida.
"It feels good to get it over with," Farms said. "South Carolina is a good place to go to. I think I can have a big impact there and win an SEC championship next year. It's a very high possibility I can come in and play next year."
Farms said he was recruited to play left guard.
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"I love run blocking," he said. "I can be overpowering."
Farms said he has a bench press of 405 pounds and a squat of 700 pounds.
Farms at one point wanted to commit to Alabama but was told they were full at his position. He said his commitment to the Gamecocks "should be a firm and final decision." He's the 17th commitment for USC for the 2009 class.