USC added what is likely the final piece to its 2020 offensive line haul with a commitment Monday night from Vershon Lee (6-3 290) of Woodbridge, VA. He picked the Gamecocks over Pitt, and also considered NC State, West Virginia and Wake Forest in his final short group.
“I feel good, it’s a relief,” Lee said Tuesday night. “I’m done with recruiting. This is where I want to be, South Carolina.”
Lee took an official visit to Pitt last weekend. The weekend prior he was at USC on an official visit, and from that trip he got the feeling the Gamecocks would be the right fit for him.
“The feeling was home,” Lee said. “I wanted to go somewhere where I knew I would I fit in, I want to be there, and I loved the feeling that I get from that place. I loved South Carolina, so I went there. They said I could play anywhere because of my athleticism, my smarts and my versatility.”
Freedom High School coach Darryl Overton agrees that Lee’s versatility is a strength. He also thinks his skills will be best suited for either guard or center.
“He definitely has the athleticism to play tackle, just doesn’t have the height,” Overton said. “He’s also been a point guard in basketball. Very athletic. He fell in love with being a lineman, blocking and being nasty. He takes a lot of pride in pancaking people. He’s got a lot of good skill sets. He’s very dedicated to his craft.”
Lee gives USC five offensive line commitments for the class, though Issiah Walker is still shopping around, and 13 commitments overall.