South Carolina landed its third offensive line commitment in the 2018 class on Sunday when 4-star tackle Maxwell Iyama announced his commitment.
According to Rivals, Iyama is ranked as the No. 27 offensive tackle in 2018.
— Maxwell Iyama (@Maxw3lliyama) April 2, 2017
Iyama, who’s from Siegel High School in Murfreesboro, Tenn., joins 3-star guard LaMarius Benson (Covington, Ga.) and 3-star center Hank Manos (Chapin, S.C.) in the Gamecocks’ 2018 class. South Carolina’s first commitment for this class was 3-star wide receiver Darius Rush (Greeleyville, S.C.).
South Carolina hosted Iyama for a visit last weekend. The 6-foot-5, 299-pound prospect believes Columbia, S.C., is where he needs to be.
“I feel like they have the most opportunity,” Iyama said. “I like (offensive line) coach (Eric Wolford). I feel like I can trust him. I feel like he’s going to push to make me be the best player on and off the field that I can be, and maybe to the NFL.”
The direction of the program under second-year coach Will Muschamp leads Iyama to believe good things are in store.
“I feel like they’re getting better, especially with the energy they had when I visited,” Iyama said. “I feel like they’re getting some good players. … Based on the spring game, they did pretty good and I feel like it’s going to be better than it has in the past.”