South Carolina: Brains and Brawn

Georgia-native Arden Key won't be heading to Columbia alone in 2015. Teammate Antoine Wilder will be joining the nationally recognized class of 2015.

It looks like Gamecock commit Arden Key won't be arriving to Columbia alone in 2015. Classmate and fellow high school teammate, Antoine Wilder, has joined Scout.com's 11th nationally ranked University of South Carolina class of 2015.

Key stated he recently visited Columbia, getting back to Georgia on Friday. He was in South Carolina just in time to receive the good news of the new commits.

Between last Thursday and Friday, the Gamecocks were on a roll. Wilder was South Carolina's third commit in just two days.

The 5'11" and 175 Safety hails from Hapeville Chapter in Atlanta, Georgia. Key stated he left it up to Wilder to make his own decision, but is excited his teammate decided to join in.

When it came to Key's decision, he says the fans played a big part. He has been working alongside Lorenzo Ward in Carolina and continuing his work outs with a personal trainer back at school.

2014 will mark the 121st season at the University of South Carolina, and last year, the Gamecocks finished out fourth in the Associated Press and USA Today Coaches polls to reach a Capital One Bowl victory.

Finishing its highest in school history, it's easy to see why the Gamecocks are landing top recruits.

Many are surprised that recruits like outside linebacker Jalen Henry have made spur of the moment decisions to go with Carolina. Also, who could forget the 6-foot-6, 280 pound Austin Clark. He announced his decision Thursday, kicking-off the commitment frenzy this past week.

South Carolina commits are not only making decisions based off athletics, but academics play a big part in choosing for students like Arden Key.

U.S. News and World Report's college and graduate school guide ranks the Moore School of Business at its number one spot in the nation for its undergraduate international business program.

Key states his major will be affiliated with business. And in 2013, South Carolina placed 25 players on the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll.

From the looks of it, the Gamecocks can back up their national recognition and pave a bright future for these recruits and football program ahead.


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