Top LB recruit T.J. Brunson commits to South Carolina

Three-star linebacker T.J. Brunson, a former Louisville commit who currently stars at Richland Northeast High School in Columbia, South Carolina, is staying close to home. Per a tweet from Brunson himself, the prospect has committed to stay home and play for the Gamecocks.

#WeCocky ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ”

— TJ Brunson (@6runson) January 18, 2016

Aside from Louisville and South Carolina, Brunson had offers in hand from N.C. State, North Carolina, East Carolina and others. He’ll instead play for a Gamecocks team that is starting to take interesting shape under new coach Will Muschamp, with four-star quarterback Brandon McIlwain and JUCO cornerback Jamarcus King already signing on.

Now that Brunson is in the mix, expect South Carolina to look a whole lot better than the team that was 3-9 (1-7 SEC) in 2015.

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