Player Spotlight: Brandon Shell

Brandon Shell is a five-star offensive tackle out of South Carolina that committed to the Gamecocks on Monday. Find out what USC is getting in Shell right here.

Prospect: Brandon Shell
Location: Goose Creek, S.C.
High School: Goose Creek
Position: Offensive Tackle
Vitals: 6-7/285
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Recruiting: Committed to South Carolina over Alabama, Clemson, and Georgia. He had just about every offer out there that he wanted, but he only looked at schools that were close to home.

Scout's Take: Shell can be as good as he wants to be and go as far as he wants to go. He has great size and he is very athletic for an offensive tackle. If he wanted to play basketball on the next level, he would have some small Division I offers in that sport too. He has very good feet, he moves very well, he bends well, and he has the length you look for on the edge. His desire to be dominant is the biggest question out there. If he decides to push himself and be as good as he can be, then he will be playing on Sundays down the road. He is such an easy going young man and that attitude carries over to the football field. He needs that killer instinct, he needs to play every down with a chip on his shoulder, and he would even surprise himself at how good he could be. Shell is one of the best now and he has all the tools to be an elite left tackle, but how far he will go and how good he will be in Columbia will be strictly up to him. He has the ability to be an All SEC player, an All-American, and a high round NFL draft pick down the road.

Chad Simmons started out with Scout in 2003 covering top talent in Georgia and other areas in the South. He then moved on to another Recruiting Service from 2004-2008 before returning to Scout the first of 2009 to become Southeast Recruiting Manager.
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