Mt. Pleasant, SC - The Gamecocks lost on the field Saturday night, but Sunday, they came up with a big win, as the number one high school football prospect in the state announced he's going to play at Carolina.
Surrounded by family and friends, wide receiver OrTre Smith out of Wando High School in Mount Pleasant committed to USC.
Smith chose the Gamecocks over Clemson, North Carolina, and Georgia. The six foot-four, 212 pound wideout is ranked 33 in the ESPN Top 100 for receivers in the class of 2017 and is ranked number one in South Carolina by 24-7 Sports.
At the end of his junior season, he caught 84 balls for over 1,300 yards and 18 touchdowns. He'll be a welcome addition to young promising receiving corps at USC that already has freshman Bryan Edwards who was the only college freshman to have over 100 receiving yards after week one.
Smith joins four star commits Jamyest Williams out of Georgia and Shi Smith, the number two ranked wideout in South Carolina. OrTre is excited to be a part of a standout 2017 class for head coach Will Muschamp.
"Everyone has like-Everyone has their own path and everything. My mom went to Clemson but I'm taking my own route so I went to USC. Coach Muschamp said I'm a priority there. They needed me and I can contribute as soon as I get there and you know I saw the situation and how I see myself there and it fit.
Rivals.com currently has USC's recruiting class ranked 8th in the nation.