Defensive end Alfy Hill (6-5 260), a North Carolina native who attends Los Angeles Community College, committed to South Carolina on Friday after making an unofficial visit for practice Thursday, according to a source familiar with his decision.
Hill is from Shallotte, N.C., and played at West Brunswick High School. He is USC's second commitment for the 2013 class.
He signed with Alabama in 2010 and actually participated in pre-season drills before the NCAA Clearinghouse ruled him ineligible because of an online high school core course. He then enrolled at East Carolina but left there for Itawamba Junior College in Mississippi. He withdrew from Itawamba after the spring semester of 2011 and enrolled at the Los Angeles school, where he joined two former teammates.
Hill actually told the (Wilmington, N.C.) StarNews in late February that he had committed to N.C. State. But USC continued to recruit him and apparently convinced him to switch.
Hill has only played in five games the past two seasons. He suffered a knee injury in October of last season and had arthroscopic surgery in February. He will miss all of spring practice.
He will have two seasons of eligiblity at USC.
Hill was a four-star prospect when he signed with Alabama. Rivals ranked him the eight-best defensive end among 2010 signees.
He joins Dillon High offensive lineman D.J. Park as South Carolina's two pledges for 2013.