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Gamecocks add punter to class

Punter Patrick Fish (6-0 175) of Shelby, NC committed Sunday to USC at the conclusion of his official visit. Fish becomes the 18th commitment for the 2010 class.

"I'm definitely happy about it," Fish said. "It's the highest level in college football, the biggest stadiums, the best teams. I went to their camp and I did pretty good but I didn't expect an offer this quick."

Fish averages 40 yards per punt with an average hangtime of 4.5 seconds. "I can improve my distance a little bit by going to the weight room," he said. "I still have a lot of stuff to work on. Hopefully, I can be the best I can be when I get there. I'm definitely going to start to kick more field goals and extra points. They know I can punt. They definitely want me to practice and work on my field goals."

The Gamecocks plan to redshirt Fish next season and give him the chance to win the job in 2011. Fish is the son of former Gardner-Webb coach Woody Fish.

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