Prospect's Coach Talks About Commitment

The Gamecocks may have got a steal of a deal when they offered and received a commitment from this standout upstater ...

Many Gamecock fans were surprised when South Carolina received a commitment from Mychal Belcher. According to the Spartanburg (S.C.) Dorman quarterback and defensive back's head coach David Gutshall, they picked up a fine athlete for either side of the ball.

"The thing is he is just an athlete. He is a very accurate passer, probably as accurate I've ever had," says Gutshall. "But, I think South Carolina likes him because he can play all kinds of positions, like wide receiver. I think he ran a 4.5 down there for them at camp, vertical jump was 33.5. I think they are are looking at him a lot as a corner, but I think they will give him a shot a quarterback.

"But he is just a total athlete. He will be our top runner in our program as well as our top passer. He is a (Woody) Dantzler type of quarterback."

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