Wesley Green, 4-star cornerback from Martin Luther King High School in Lithonia, Ga., has committed to South Carolina. With the addition of Green, the Gamecocks now boast six 2014 commitments, two from the state of Georgia.
Kipp Adams of ESPN.com (subscription required) reports on the commitment:
ESPN 300 cornerback Wesley Green (Lithonia, Ga./Martin Luther King) spoke to defensive coordinator Lorenzo Ward and secondary coach Grady Brown 15 minutes ago to tell them he plans to play for them next year, and the No. 10 prospect in Georgia plans to talk to head coach Steve Spurrier today as well.
“I have committed to South Carolina,” Green said. “South Carolina felt like home. It is not too far away from my family, the campus itself is amazing, the coaches there are great people and the atmosphere and people there gave me a good vibe."
Green checks in at 5'11", 170 pounds and is the No. 18 cornerback in the nation, according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings. The 247Sports Composite Rankings also rank him as the No. 15 recruitfrom Georgia.
For as important as in-state recruiting is in college football, it's really out-of-state recruiting that takes a recruiting class from good to great. That's especially true when factoring in the immense high school football talent that Georgia produces on a yearly basis. If you can recruit in the state of Georgia, chances are you'll also enjoy national success.
That's good news for South Carolina fans, because for Steve Spurrier and the Gamecocks, Georgia has been a great pipeline for defensive back talent.
Radi Nabulsi of ESPN tweeted that every safety on South Carolina's roster hails from Georgia:
All 6 of the safeties listed on the #SCarolina depth chart are from Georgia. Wesley Green's commitment gives SCar 2 Peach State CBs as well.— Radi Nabulsi ESPN (@RadiNabulsi) June 21, 2013
South Carolina's other 2014 Georgia commitment is 4-star outside linebacker Bryson Allen-Williams.