Tuesday was a busy day for South Carolina.
The Gamecocks secured their second commit of the day — one from 3-star defensive Sadarius Hutcherson, according to The State’s Phil Kornblut.
Hutcherson, a 6-foot-6, 250-pound defensive end out of Huntingdon High School (Tenn.), reeled in an offer from South Carolina on Nov. 3.
Hutcherson was recruited by South Carolina offensive line coach Shawn Elliott, but has since been in touch with new head coach Will Muschamp.
“He told me you don’t find too many big, athlete guys where you live,” Hutcherson said. “They say South Carolina is rebuilding, but I don’t believe that. I’m looking to have early playing time.”
Hutcherson is expected to take an official visit to Columbia, S.C. on Jan. 16. He’s scheduled to officially visit Memphis the following weekend.
Hutcherson is the No. 60 strong-side defensive end in the nation and the No. 26 player in the state of Tennessee.
Earlier on Tuesday, South Carolina received a commitment from 4-star wide receiver Bryan Edwards.
Edwards and Hutcherson are the first two players to commit to the Gamecocks since Muschamp was named coach.
I'm am blessed to say that I have committed to The University of South Carolina!! pic.twitter.com/1YDAAFEepP
— Sadarius Hutcherson (@Sadarius_51) December 15, 2015