South Carolina lands Class of 2017 guard


South Carolina pulled in a top-150 commitment on Monday as three-star guard David Beatty committed to the Gamecocks.

Regarded as the No. 135 overall prospect by in the Class of 2017, the 6-foot-2 Beatty is the first guard in South Carolina’s four-man class as he joins three-star forward Ibrahim Doumbia and three-star centers Jason Cudd and Felipe Haase.

A native of Philadelphia, Beatty is a tough and rugged combo guard who should fit well in Frank Martin’s system. Beatty will likely have a chance to join the South Carolina guard rotation early in his career.

The Gamecocks pulling in another top-150 commitment is a good sign for the SEC, as the conference is enjoying a very good fall of recruiting in the Class of 2017.