South Carolina's hot recruiting day Monday continued into the evening hours with a third commitment of the day, this one from tight end Connor Redmond (6-4 230) of Lawrenceville, Ga. Redmond's commitment gives the Gamecocks 20 for their 2015 class.
Redmond visited USC in April and the Gamecocks moved to the top of his list after that.
"It's not too far from home but far enough to be away from home," Redmond said. "I really like the coaches. They are laid-back and down to earth. And I like that they've been doing good and they have new facilities that are impressive."
"Coach Mangus has done a great job recruiting him," Redmond's coach Andy Dyer said. "I think Connor's been excited about South Carolina from the get-go. We're certainly excited for him."
Redmond caught 37 passes for 400 yards and six touchdowns last season for Archer High. His coach feels the Gamecocks are getting a complete package for the position in Redmond.
"I've never coached a kid who has better hands than he does," Dyer said. "He catches the ball extremely well. The sky is the limit for him. He can flex out of the box. They can use him in the spread. And they can keep him as a traditional tight end. He does as great job blocking."
Some of Redmond's other offers included Boston College, Virginia, Kansas State, Louisville, Memphis and Purdue. 247Sports' Composite rating considers Redmond a three-star prospect.
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