Linebacker Larenz Bryant from Zebulon B. Vance High School in Charlotte, N.C., committed to South Carolina on Monday.
Bryant, who’s considered the nation’s 10th-best inside linebacker by ESPN RecruitingNation, chose South Carolina over Florida, Clemson, Virginia and Wake Forest.
The timing of Bryant’s commitment is somewhat surprising. He told Rivals.com earlier this month that he would likely make his decision near the end of his senior season. It’s possible Bryant could still take visits this fall, which would leave open the possibility of him changing his mind.
Bryant is the 18th prospect to commit to South Carolina’s class of 2013.