ShowMePreps.com got the details of his decision from Markway shortly following his announcement.
"I realized South Carolina was the school after my visit," said Markway. " The visit there was the best I have had since the beginning of my recruitment. They treated me like family and really were interested in me, and I could feel they honestly had a plan for me that will make me a better person and player. "
Coach Spurrier and the Gamecocks helped sell Markway on them by being upfront with their vision of how he would fit into the program.
"The coaches see me as a traditional tight end who can lineup on the line and block and someone who can split out and create some mismatches," Markway said. "Being able to play in the SEC is a great opportunity to compete with the best players in the nation. To be able to play early like they plan for me will give me the experience I need to be a great player my last couple of years."
Markway chose South Carolina over offers from Iowa, Indiana, Illinois and Memphis.