The University of South Carolina landed a commitment from defensive back Keenan Nelson Jr. The 2022 All-American from St. Joseph’s Prep High School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania has verbally committed to the Gamecocks. According to 247Sports Nelson Jr. is a four-star prospect and the No. 7 player in the state of Pennsylvania.
The 2022 All-American announced his decision via his Twitter account.
— Keenan Nelson Jr (@KeenanNelsonJr1) July 20, 2021
Past Gamecocks to participate in the All-American Bowl include the likes of Marcus Lattimore, Mike Davis and Cam Smith.
Only 100 football players receive the honor of putting on the All-American Bowl jersey each year. Each player selected to participate will culminate their high school careers at the All-American Bowl.
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