OL Will Putnam Commits To The Gamecocks


Monday, Will Putnam took his final school visit to South Carolina, and it was enough for him, as he made his commitment yesterday to the Gamecocks. It was between USC and Virgina Tech and Putnam will be the first offensive lineman commitment for the 2016 class and the 6th commitment overall.

Putnam looked very closely at both schools but the fact that he loved the SEC was a definitely a big part in his decision.

“My big thing was it is SEC football.,” Putnam said. “Like, it doesn’t get any bigger than this. It is just such a great opportunity. It’s like a dream I’ve had as a kid to play for a big time school. I am going to train and play full heartedly. I also want to win and I’ll do whatever it takes. I definitely see another double-digit win season coming up”

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A very high-spirited and excited young man is eager to do great things for the Gamecocks. Putnam plays left tackle and also plays on the defensive line. He said coaches tell him they love his speed and agility that he has on the line, which is really quite impressive.

“I kind of pride myself on being flexible and being able to run,” he said. “I run a 5.0 constantly in the forty and my shuttle is around a 4.6.”

Putnam spent a lot of time with the coaches at USC and said he feels a connection, and also that the new facilities that USC is putting up really impressed him as well.

“It was definitely the connection I had with the coaches and the highly ranked business school at South Carolina that helped make my decision,” Putnam said. “I like all the new facilities coming around, all the new renovations and everything. They are building a new apartment complex for all the athletes. It’s just great. I like all the new stuff.”