USC Recruiting

Gamecocks add Jordon Carty to offensive line haul

South Carolina’s drive to bolster its offensive line took another step Wednesday morning when 3-star Florida offensive tackle Jordon Carty picked and signed with the Gamecocks.

The 6-foot-7, 265-pound lineman from Hollywood, Fla., is a native of Jamaica and had indicated his lean toward USC leading up to signing day.

He the Gamecocks over Oregon State and Mississippi State.

“The facilities,” Carty said. “They have some great coaches. I love it. It took a long time to figure it out. I feel closer to home and I love it.”

Carty was offered in June after camping in Columbia. He became the second lineman to commit to incoming position coach Eric Wolford, after Jordan Rhodes.

He helped lead South Broward to a 6-2 record in 2016.

Carty is the fifth member of the Gamecocks’ offensive line signing group.