South Carolina Football Recruiting: Gamecocks Land LB Brandon Golson

Adam Garrett@lifeofagamecockAnalyst IMay 30, 2012

If the commitments keep up at this pace, the South Carolina Gamecocks could be done with the 2013 recruiting class by the end of the summer. 

South Carolina landed its second commitment in two days when JUCO linebacker Brandon Golson committed to the Gamecocks on Wednesday afternoon. 

Golson is a one-time South Carolina signee who failed to gain admission. He then enrolled at Louisville, only to be ruled a non-qualifier, which caused him to find another option. Golson would eventually land at Georgia Military College, where he had a stellar first year with 24 total tackles and seven sacks. 

South Carolina just recently showed renewed interest in Golson, and once the offer was on the table, it was just a question of when, not if, Golson would wind up committed to South Carolina.

The Gamecocks need to replace its linebacker corps, and Golson is a player who has the immediate ability to step in and play right away. 

The thing about Golson is he knows what to do when he's in the opponent's backfield. You can see it in his highlight video.

Golson is a sack specialist who racked up 30 sacks his senior season in 2009. He was a raw prospect in high school, but has only added weight and experience to his resume, so he should be better-prepared for the rigors of SEC football. 

The 6'2", 240-pound linebacker is considered one of the best players to ever play at Calhoun County, according to his coach. Golson is a big, physical linebacker who can run a 4.5 40-yard dash. 

Golson chose the Gamecocks over Kansas, Kansas State, Arizona State and a few others. He will enroll at South Carolina in January with three years left to play two at USC. 

It's been a long journey for Brandon Golson to get to South Carolina, but it's evident that he's all Gamecock. He's been wanting this since 2009, and now, he's finally able to realize his dream. 

Great news for the Gamecocks.

Bad news for everyone else.