DE Washington commits to Gamecocks

Four-star defensive end Devin Washington (Orlando, Fla./Jones) committed on Thursday to play at South Carolina.

The 6-foot-3, 222-pound athlete announced his decision on his Twitter account, @D_W5: "JUST COMMITTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA! #GAMECOCKNATION"

Washington, who chose the Gamecocks over offers from Clemson, N.C. State, Missouri, Ole Miss, USF and UCF among others, said South Carolina was just the best situation for him.

"I chose South Carolina because it fit me," Washington said. "I love the staff, the family environment, the team and everything about them. They know how to develop players and make them better. They have the No. 1 business program in the country, which was another sell for me. So I just felt it was the right time to make a decision."

Washington is the Gamecocks' second four-star commit today, joining linebacker David Johnson. Those two also join four-star quarterback Connor Mitch , who committed to USC on Tuesday. South Carolina is now up to 11 verbal commits, including four four-star players.