GOOSE CREEK, SC (WCSC) - The next stop for Goose Creek standout Brandon Shell will be Columbia.
The All-American offensive lineman signed a national letter of intent to play football for the University of South Carolina on Wednesday morning, kicking off National Signing Day in the Lowcountry.
The 6'7 290 pound Shell had verbally committed to the Gamecocks late last year, but a late run by Alabama and Head Coach Nick Saban had him thinking late last week.
"I was kinda second guessing the decision," Shell said after his press conference. "But I kinda felt myself being at South Carolina. I can't really see myself at Alabama. It didn't feel like home."
Shell was a finalist for Mr. Football in South Carolina, played in the U.S. Army All-American bowl and was honored as an All-American by USA Today and Parade Magazine.
Shell said that USC coach Steve Spurrier told him he would have a chance to start next season if he works hard enough.