Five-star tackle from Goose Creek commits to Gamecocks

Brandon Shell (Source:
Brandon Shell (Source:

GOOSE CREEK, SC (WIS) - Goose Creek offensive lineman Brandon Shell ended months of speculation regarding his college choice on Monday morning when he committed to the University of South Carolina next season.

Shell, the great nephew of NFL Hall of Famer Art Shell, has been one of the most sought-after tackles in the sport this season. He was also considering offers from Alabama, Clemson, Georgia and Miami.

Recruiting website has Shell has the 6th highest ranked OT in the country and a five-star recruit. He's helped lead Goose Creek to a 10-0 record this season.

Shell is the nation's No. 109 overall prospect and No. 11 offensive tackle according to 247Sports. He is the No. 3 overall prospect in the Palmetto State and is a U.S. Army All-American.

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