Four-star OL pledges to Carolina

South Carolina landed their second commitment along the offensive line when Bryce King (Dillon/Dillon) committed to the Gamecocks on Saturday.

"It just felt like home and it is where I want to be," King said. "I just made my decision right then. I knew I was going to do it during the game. I was thinking about it and it came to me."

"I grew up a fan of them," King continued. "As a kid I always wanted to play for them. It is a dream of mine. I love the surroundings, the fans, and the games are crazy."

King committed to South Carolina offensive line coach Shawn Elliott after the Spring Game was over. He has visited South Carolina three times over the last three months and was a regular visitor during the season.

"It was me and my family when I told Coach Elliott," King said. "I told him I wanted to be a Gamecock. He thought I was playing with him at first but I told him I was serious. He got real happy after that. I told Coach (Steve) Spurrier as well. Both of them told me it was about time."

Elliott was his recruiter of record and handled his recruitment from the get-go. He personally offered King last summer at the Gamecock Showcase Camp.

King was on the visit with a lot of his family and talked about their reaction to his commitment.

"They were surprised," King said. "I didn't tell them either. They didn't know anything about it. They were excited and are still excited. People have been calling them excited and just happy for them."

The 6-foot-3, 293-pounder committed to South Carolina over offers from Clemson, LSU, N.C. State, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia Tech. He was also getting interest from Alabama, Auburn, Georgia Tech, and East Carolina.

King becomes the second commitment to South Carolina from Dillon High School joining offensive lineman D.J. Park. South Carolina also signed receiver Kwinton Smith out of Dillon last year. The Gamecocks have already offered 2014 linebacker Joe Blue from Dillon as well.

"D.J. told me after I committed that it was about time and I made the right decision," King said. "Joe was happy for me as well. He came over and shook my hand. Kwinton told me congrats as well."

King is a four-star prospect according to 247Sports and has a 90 rating.

"I'm going to work my butt off," King said. "I'm going to try to be the best that I can be."

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