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Walton to the Gamecocks?

One of South Carolina's final targets appears to have gone public with a pledge to the Gamecocks.

Jonathan Walton was one of the Gamecocks' top final targets.

Three-star linebacker Jonathan Walton (Daphne, Ala./Bayside) had previously given his commitment to the South Carolina staff and apparently went public with his intentions when he Tweeted, "looks like ill be joining @MoCamara3 at our new home!!! #gamecocknation."

Several calls and texts to Walton -- to confirm with absolute certainty that his Tweet is to be considered a commitment -- went unanswered on Sunday night, though Walton's head coach had previously told 247Sports that his commitment was likely to be announced on Twitter or Facebook.

@MoCamara is the Twitter profile of South Carolina linebacker commitment Mohamed Camara, who had been working Walton for the Gamecocks since they took their official visits to Columbia this same weekend.

Walton, who chose the Gamecocks over Auburn, took that official to Carolina the weekend of Jan. 18 and quickly named the South Carolina his leader. He made an official visit to Auburn on Jan. 25 gave him plenty to think about.

While the chance to play in his home state was tempting, Auburn also wanted Walton as an H-back and was late to the party compared to South Carolina, which was his first SEC offer.

Walton informed the two staffs of his intentions late last week, but that didn't keep Auburn from continuing to push for his services.

The former Penn State commitment landed offers from Auburn, Tennessee, Mississippi State and Mississippi after the Gamecocks offered in December.

Walton was recruited to Carolina by linebackers coach Kirk Botkin.

The 6-foot-1, 227-pound Walton is considered the No. 39 ILB in the country by 247Sports. He's rated an 87.

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