COLUMBIA, SC (TheBigSpur) - For most of the 2014 recruiting cycle, class of 2014 four-star linebacker commitment Bryson Allen-Williams (Ellenwood, Ga./Cedar Grove) was the face of the Gamecocks' class.
U.S. Army All-American Bryson Allen-William announced Monday that he will sign with South Carolina.
For the last few months, coaches from Alabama and Georgia tested just how strong Allen-Williams' commitment to the Gamecocks is.
Monday night, Allen-Williams gave his answer.
"I wanna thank #dawgnation for the support these last couple of days ... but on Wednesday I will be signing with South Carolina #WeCocky," Allen-Williams said on Twitter.
The 6-foot-2, 230-pound Allen-Williams committed to the Gamecocks back in April. He was recruited to Carolina by defensive coordinator Lorenzo Ward.
Allen-Williams was already a proven commodity on the field and off as a four-star prospect and a leader, but his stock began to soar even more with an excellent performance at the U.S. Army All-American game.
Allen-Williams, who has a rating of 0.9503 in the industry generated 247Sports Composite, took his South Carolina official visit on the weekend of Jan. 17, then officialed to Alabama and Georgia respectively in the following weeks.
While Allen-Williams never truly wavered, he admitted the two trips -- and the full court press that went with them -- gave him plenty to think about.
"I've just been doing a lot of thinking tonight and I just realized the reason why I committed to South Carolina (in the first place) and it was an easy decision," Allen-Williams said.
The nation's No. 8 outside linebacker, Allen-Williams helped recruit many of the other prospects who will sign with South Carolina on Wednesday including fellow state of Georgia prospects DE Dante Sawyer, WR Terry Googer and CB D.J. Smith. He's also recruited CB Wesley Green who will announce between South Carolina and Georgia on Wednesday.
Allen-Williams, who is ranked the No. 102 prospect in the country by the recruiting industry, says in the end, it was a simple decision.
"I want to be able to create a legacy," Allen-Williams said. "And I feel like I will be able to do that at South Carolina these next four years."
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