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Knott commits to Carolina

South Carolina picked up its second commitment in as many days when offensive lineman Alan Knott (Tyrone, Ga./Sandy Creek) pledged to become a Gamecock.

Offensive lineman Alan Knott is commitment No. 17 for the Gamecocks in the 2013 recruiting cycle

"Yes, sir! I committed to South Carolina," said Knott. "This is a great feeling."

The 6-foot-4, 265-pounder informed Gamecocks' offensive line coach Shawn Elliott of his decision on Sunday night.

"I called Coach Elliott to tell him the news. He was very excited. I'd say he was as excited as I was when I made the call. That was really cool."

When asked why he chose South Carolina, Knott didn't hesitate.

"I've always wanted to play in the SEC. I really like Coach Elliott, the fans, and the school itself. In the end, South Carolina is where I felt the most comfortable."

Knott is the 17th commitment in the Gamecocks' 2013 class.

He's the fourth offensive line commitment, joining the Dillon (S.C.) duo of offensive tackle D.J. Park and center Bryce King as well as Kingsland (Ga.) Camden County offensive tackle J.P. Vonashek, who committed to South Carolina on Saturday.

Knott is the No. 58 recruit in Georgia and is the No. 27 Offensive Guard in the nation.

The Sandy Creek standout chose South Carolina over offers from North Carolina, Miami, Virginia Tech, Louisville, South Florida, and Syracuse among others.

He has a 247Sports rating of 87, making him a 3-star prospect.

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