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South Carolina lands RSL-AZ defender

Ive Burnett, one of the nation's top Class of 2013 prospects, verbally committed Wednesday to the University of South Carolina.

The Brandon, Miss., native attends school in Arizona and plays for the Under-18 Real Salt Lake-AZ Development Academy squad. Burnett, a defender, has started all 20 matches for RSL-AZ this season and the team currently sits in third place in the SoCal Division. He has scored one goal.

Last school year, at Northwest Rankin (Flowood, Miss.), Burnett earned all-state honors.

At South Carolina, he projects as an attacking left back. He joins a strong Class of 2013 list of South Carolina commitments, including South Carolina natives Hamilton Carlin, Eli Dent and Koty Millard.