Elder says he's a Gamecock

Four-star DE says coaching shuffle actually boosted his preference for S. Carolina

Updated: January 5, 2012, 10:15 PM ET
By Dave Hooker | ESPN.com

It all just fell into place for Chaz Elder.

The four-star defensive back from College Park (Ga.) Banneker committed to South Carolina in November and announced his decision during the telecast of the Under Armour All-America Game on Thursday night.

"I just feel at home up there," said the nation's seventh-best safety.

Columbia felt like home for many reasons, one of which was the Gamecocks' defensive scheme. South Carolina runs a 4-2-5, which means there is always an extra defensive ...

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