Defensive end Keir Thomas of Miami is officially a South Carolina Gamecock.
The school announced Friday that Thomas has signed his financial aid agreement and will enroll for the spring semester.
Thomas (6-foot-1, 245 pounds) picked the Gamecocks over Tennessee, Arkansas and Auburn. He told the Miami Herald he projects as a “Buck” defensive end/linebacker, a hybrid position in coach Will Muschamp’s defense.
He is the fifth high school student-athlete to graduate early and enroll for the spring semester, joining wide receiver Bryan Edwards, running back C.J. Freeman, quarterback Brandon McIlwain and defensive back Chris Smith. Junior college defensive back Jamarcus King also signed a national letter of intent last month.
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Thomas played multiple positions at Miami Central, including nose guard, defensive tackle, defensive end and linebacker. He had 22 sacks among his 83 tackles as a senior to go with 71 tackles and 18 sacks as a junior.
He was originally committed to Florida State and played with current Gamecock Rashad Fenton in middle school.