South Carolina picked up a huge commitment on Friday night from 5-star defensive end Zacch Pickens.
— Aaron Cheslock (@AaronCheslock) May 25, 2018
Pickens, the No. 14 overall player and No. 1 strongside defensive end in the 2019 signing class according to 247Sports composite rankings, chose the Gamecocks over in-state rival Clemson.
At 6-foot-4½ and 268 pounds, Pickens (T.L. Hanna High School, Anderson, S.C.) has the ability to get off at the snap quickly and can overpower defenders. He also held offers from Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, LSU and Tennessee, among others.