Packed To The Gill-s With N.C. Kids

Darrin Horn's South Carolina Gamecocks are on the board in 2011. Horn plucked a forward from his northern neighboring state as Anthony Gill ended his recruitment.

The South Carolina, under Darrin Horn, are making recruiting the state of North Carolina a priority. Last season, Horn's program landed Top 100 wing Lakeem Jackson from the Christ School.

A year later, Horn owns commitments from Top 50 center Damontre Harris and 3-star guard Brian Richardson. As of Tuesday, the Gamecocks now have a commitment from the Class of 2011 in their backpocket.

Anthony Gill, a 6-foot-7 power forward out of Charlotte (N.C.) Christian, committed to South Carolina after visiting the school for a second time this past weekend.

"I got a chance to sit down and talk to them," Gill told "They were telling me how I could get better and I've seen the progress since Coach Horn got there that they already had. It was best for me."

The Gamecocks were a match for the versatile Gill.

"I like how they get out and run and also how they spread the floor. They really don't positions unless you're the point guard."

The Gamecocks attended 6:30 a.m. workouts and made Gill feel like he was their guy in the junior class. James Madison and Richmond offered. Wake Forest, Virginia Tech and Virginia watched him.

"Once they saw him and said they liked him during the open periods they were here as much as they could be," Christian coach Shonn Brown said. "They did a good job, no doubt about that."

Gill averaged 11 points and eight rebounds on a team where three seniors went on to play Division I basketball.

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