Highly touted wide receiver picks Gamecocks

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Wednesday Feb. 4, 2009

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Alshon Jeffery will lead a well-regarded recruiting class to the University of South Carolina next year.

The highly sought after wide receiver from Calhoun County is among about two dozen players being formally named future Gamecocks on Wednesday afternoon.

Jeffery was being pursued by several schools, including Southern California. He says he didn't make his decision until hours before Wednesday's announcement. Twelve of his 30 receptions last season
were touchdowns.

South Carolina's recruiting class was ranked ninth by Scout.com and 11th by Rivals.com early Wednesday afternoon. The Gamecocks finished 7-6 in 2008, losing their last three games by an average of more than 29 points.

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