LB Camara picks the Gamecocks

South Carolina picked up commitment No. 7 from linebacker Mohamed Camara (Cumming, Ga./West Forsyth) on Monday.

“The bottom line is that I just felt really comfortable there at South Carolina,” Camara said. “I really liked the university, their academics and the coaching staff in general. And I think I am a good fit for their defense.”

Camara, 6-foot-2 and 200 pounds, recorded 105 tackles, two interceptions, seven sacks, and six tackles for loss last season as a junior. He believes that his versatility will shine in Columbia.

“I can play in the box and cover receivers,” Camara said. “I can play the run and am good in coverage. As a linebacker you have to be able to cover these days.”

Camara also felt good with the coaching staff, particularly the head coach and G.A. Mangus, his primary recruiter for the Gamecocks.

“Coach [Steve] Spurrier has them going in the right direction,” Camara said. “Last season was their best year and things look great. Me and coach Mangus have a great relationship. He’s a pretty straight forward guy.”

Camara only made one visit to South Carolina and that was for its spring game [April 14] a few weeks ago. Still, it left a lasting impression.

“It feels good to get it done,” Camara said. “Now I don’t have to worry about anything my senior year.”

According to Camara he had scholarship offers from Western Kentucky and Jacksonville State while teams like Mississippi State, Cincinnati and Arkansas were all showing a lot of interest.