South Carolina Football Recruiting: J.P. Vonashek Commits to Gamecocks

Adam GarrettAnalyst IJune 9, 2012

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South Carolina picked up some great news on Saturday afternoon when 3-star recruit J.P. Vonashek committed to the Gamecocks, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Vonashek is a newcomer to the recruiting game after transferring high schools for his senior year. He previously played at Glynn Academy before making the switch over to Camden County, which is a much more prolific high school in Georgia.

The transfer for Vonashek increased his profile for college coaches across the nation and saw his offer list jump tremendously in a short few months. Some of his current offers include: Georgia, Florida State, Auburn, Tennessee, Miami, Michigan State and Ohio State.

The odds-on favorite was Georgia, who currently have Vonashek's teammate Brice Ramsey, committed to the Bulldogs. His increased scholarship offers from several big-time schools across the nation made him wait on making his decision, and it paid off for the Gamecocks.

He made an unofficial visit on Saturday and committed to the Gamecocks on that visit. His recruiter on record is new linebackers coach Kirk Botkin.

At 6'7" tall and weighing 275 pounds, he's got a great frame for an offensive tackle at the next level. South Carolina has revamped their offensive line over the past few seasons, and Vonashek is the type of player the Gamecocks need on their side to compete in the SEC.

This is the Gamecocks' 16th commitment for the 2013 recruiting class. He's the third Gamecock commitment on the offensive line.