South Carolina Football: QB Brendan Nosovitch Commits to the Gamecocks

Alex Roberts@@alexCoAbassCorrespondent IJuly 12, 2011

The hits keep on coming for a Gamecock team that is gathering steam for the 2012 recruiting trail. 

Brendan Nosovitch, the Gatorade Player of the Year (as a junior) in Pennsylvania and the quarterback that both Steve Spurrier and G.A. Mangus had as a top prospect, will be a Gamecock. 

With Connor Shaw, Tanner McEvoy and now Nosovitch on board, the future at the quarterback position looks very bright. 

According to, his intangibles are second to none.  He is a leader and a winner, who is as mobile as any quarterback in the 2012 class and has excellent pocket presence. 

His one knock is that he will need to increase his arm strength, but once he hits the weight room at South Carolina, that will absolutely improve. 

Penn State, Clemson, Vanderbilt, Virginia and Pittsburgh all wanted his services, but he really wanted to play for the up and coming Gamecocks team. 

He is an athletic 6'2", 200-pound prospect who runs a 4.5 40-yard dash and has not lost a game in two seasons.  As a junior, he completed 60 percent of his passes, for 3,100 yards and 43 touchdowns while rushing for 1,647 yards and 25 touchdowns. 

For those that are bad at math, that is a grand total of 68 touchdowns. 

One thing is for sure. The Gamecocks are consistently getting the players that they want.  It isn't about the stars or the hype.  They go after a player and they get the player.  It is as simple as that. 

Last year, Steve Spurrier said they only missed out on three recruits that they wanted. 

Thus far, in this recruiting class, it has been the same.  The big names that Carolina are after are still on the board, including the No. 5 overall recruit Eddie Goldman and overall No. 8 in Stephon Diggs, both of whom are very high on Carolina. 

As always, it's great to be a Gamecock. Laugh all you want, but I am signing off with this from here on.