South Carolina football: Tyshawn Russell commits to USC
South Carolina has landed its second commitment of the day.
The Gamecocks received a pledge from fast-rising Pennsylvania wide receiver Tyshawn Russell on Sunday afternoon.
Russell is unranked by 247Sports, but he reported a recent offer from Virginia Tech, in addition to Maine and Central Michigan.
The Bishop McDevitt receiver is listed at 6-foot-2 and 180 pounds and spent this past weekend on an official visit at South Carolina. He previously took an official to Virginia Tech last week.
Russell finished his senior season with 61 catches for 1,334 yards and 22 touchdowns, while helping squad to a state championship earlier this month.
South Carolina now has two true receivers committed in the 2023 class in Russell and three-star Alabama product CJ Adams. Four-star athletes Vicari Swain and Kelton Henderson could also project at receivers at the next level depending on what the Gamecocks staff decides.
South Carolina football 2023 commits
RB Dontavius Braswell, Washington County (Ga.)
OL Trovon Baugh, Pace Academy (Ga.)
OL Jatavius Shivers, Villa Rica (Ga.)
OL Markee Anderson, Dorman
WR CJ Adams, Pebblebrook (Ga.)
WR Tyshawn Russell (Pa.)
TE Connor Cox, The Bolles School (Fla.)
TE Kamron Sandlin, Anniston (Ala.)
S Judge Collier, Legion Collegiate, Rock Hill
DL Zavion Hardy, Macon (Ga.)
DL Xzavier McLeod, Camden
DE Monteque Rhames, Manning (transferred from Sumter)
DE Desmond Umeozulu (Md.)
LB Grayson Howard, Andrew Jackson (Fla.)
S Jalon Kilgore, Putnam County (Ga.)
S Zahbari Sandy, St John’s, Washington (DC)
S Cam Upshaw, Taylor County (Fla.)
ATH Vicari Swain, Central (Ga.)
ATH Kelton Henderson, Lehigh Acres (Fla.)
Ben Portnoy is The State’s South Carolina Gamecocks football beat writer. He’s a five-time Associated Press Sports Editors award honoree and has earned recognition from the Mississippi Press Association and the National Sports Media Association. Portnoy previously covered Mississippi State for the Columbus Commercial Dispatch and Indiana football for the Journal Gazette in Ft. Wayne, Indiana.