South Carolina Football: QB Connor Mitch Commits to South Carolina

Adam Garrett@lifeofagamecockAnalyst IMay 9, 2012

The Gamecocks picked up some great news on Tuesday night when 4-star quarterback Connor Mitch announced his commitment to South Carolina, reports 247 Sports.

Steve Spurrier and his staff were able to land Mitch over such schools as LSU, Alabama, UNC and Auburn. This prospect was recently involved in an Elite 11 Combine in New York City and a Nike event in Charlotte, and he was very impressive at both events. 

He's got the perfect size for a Spurrier quarterback standing 6'3" tall and weighing 220 pounds. Mitch is more of a pro-style quarterback compared to dual-threat style of current Gamecocks Connor Shaw and Tanner McEvoy. 

Check out the stats for Mitch the past two seasons: 7,132 passing yards and 81 passing touchdowns. 

This is a talent that should do extremely well under the tutelage of G.A. Mangus, the South Carolina quarterbacks coach. South Carolina went after Christian Hackenberg initially as their main quarterback target, but once he committed to Penn State, the focus then turned to Mitch and Kevin Olsen. 

Both quarterbacks had high interest in South Carolina, but it appears Spurrier and his staff felt more comfortable with Mitch and focused heavily on him. Their efforts paid off. 

This should go to show that South Carolina can finally compete with the big schools for a top-notch quarterback prospect. Beating out schools like Alabama and LSU for a quarterback like this is a big accomplishment for this program. 

Mitch plans to be an early enrollee for South Carolina and will not make any more visits. 

The quarterback situation at South Carolina looks even better now that Connor Mitch has decided to become a Gamecock. Coach Spurrier may just stick around for a few more years. 

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