Gamecocks add McClain to class

February 5, 2014 

Blake McClain

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DE Blake McClain (6-4 284) of Jacksonville, FL decided to sign with USC flipping from Nebraska to whom he committed last weekend. McClain picks the Gamecocks sight unseen. He's never visited.

But USC recruiter Steve Spurrier Jr. worked him hard over the last week after he decommitted from Florida State. "It was the fact the coaches were very genuine and really showed tat they wanted me," McClain said. He also said the chance for early playing time at USC was an important factor.

Last season McClain had 24 tackles for loss, 15 sacks and forced 15 fumbles. "He's very athletic and can play inside or outside," said his coach Adam Geiss. "He's a heck of an athlete. He can run and make plays."

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