South Carolina Football Recruiting: DE David Johnson Picks the Gamecocks

Adam Garrett@lifeofagamecockAnalyst IMay 10, 2012

The good news keeps rolling in for the South Carolina Gamecocks, who picked up a commitment from defensive end David Johnson this morning, per 247Sports.com.

Johnson is the Gamecocks' 10th commitment for the 2013 recruiting class and another from Georgia for defensive coordinator Lorenzo Ward.

The 6'1" prospect from Lithonia, Ga., currently weighs 253 pounds and looks like a candidate to fill a role similar to some former Gamecocks of that size, such as Melvin Ingram and Eric Norwood. Both players are of a similar height, and the work ethic expected of Johnson certainly gives the Gamecock coaches hope for the same type of production that the likes of Ingram and Norwood produced.

Johnson is understood to have a high motor and is an explosive player off the line. This could come in handy with the big, physical offensive lines you face in college, especially in the SEC. 

TheBigSpur.com says Johnson was very impressive at the Atlanta MVP Camp and the Atlanta Nike Football Training Camp earlier in the spring.

It's starting to sound like South Carolina has landed quite the player here. 

Johnson chose the Gamecocks over such schools as Vanderbilt, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, N.C. State and Pittsburgh. He is rated as a 3-star prospect by 247Sports.com. While he's not ranked on Rivals, Johnson is given another 3-star rating on Scout.com

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