OL Christian Pellage (6-7 280) of Brooksville, FL announced a commitment to USC during a ceremony at his school. Pellage picked the Gamecocks over Miami and Florida State. During the process he also considered Alabama, Georgia and Central Florida.
Pellage made two trips to USC this year including the Gamecock Showcase Camp in July. It was shortly after that visit to Columbia that Pellage moved the Gamecocks high up on his list.
“It really came down to how I felt just being there.,” Pellage said. “It just felt right. I felt at home.”
At camp, Pellage got the chance to work closely with offensive line coach Shawn Elliott and that, too, left a positive impression on him.
“I loved working with Coach Elliott also,” Pellage said. “I really felt a great connection between Coach and I.”
Pellage reportedly was favoring Florida State for most of the recruiting campaign but after attending a camp there, the Seminoles reportedly decided not to seek a commitment from him right away but rather wait for another evaluation during the season.
Pellage obviously wasn’t interested in waiting on the Seminoles and decided to end his recruitment by committing to the Gamecocks.
“I just had a better relationship with the staff and I felt at home here at South Carolina,” Pellage said.
Pellage gives USC four offensive linemen in the class and they are likely to take just one more. He is the 28th commitment for the class including three holdovers from the 2014 class.