South Carolina Football Recruiting: CB Brendan Langley Commits to South Carolina

Adam GarrettAnalyst IAugust 1, 2012

The Gamecocks picked up some great news on Wednesday evening, when four-star recruit Brendan Langley made his commitment to South Carolina, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

The 6'1", 180-pound cornerback decided to make his commitment to the Gamecocks over such schools as Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia. 

Here's what Langley said in statement about his commitment:

After a lot of thought and prayer, I’m more than proud to accept a scholarship offer from the University of South Carolina. I’m doing this, I’m about to fulfill 80% of my dreams. NFL being the other 20%. The SEC is the best conference in college football. South Carolina is a beautiful state. The university is an SEC monster as well as a national contender and I can’t wait to help them reach another SEC title and even a national title. I can’t wait to play for a coach with such experience and control as coach Spurrier.

South Carolina had to battle some top programs for his services, but Langley is a player who will add some immediate depth to the Gamecocks secondary in 2013. 

The things that seem to stand out with Langley are his nice mixture of size, speed and athleticism. He's a taller cornerback that has done well in South Carolina's defensive scheme, but has enough quickness to handle the speed at the college level. The playmaking ability is there as well. 

This is fantastic pickup for South Carolina. Some questioned whether the Gamecocks would pursue Langley after allowing JUCO player Ronnie Martin to be a part of this 2013 class, but the Gamecocks couldn't turn Langley down. 

Other schools that have offered Langley include Florida, Auburn, Arkansas and UCLA. 

This is the Gamecocks' 21st commitment in the 2013 class.