Aynor football star commits to Gamecocks

- Visit Friday afternoon for video from T.J. Johnson's announcement.

Aynor High football standout T.J. Johnson will formally commit to the University of South Carolina this morning, recruiting guru Phil Kornblut reported today in The (Columbia) State newspaper.

The offensive lineman (6-4, 275) made the decision last week.

"It was a real good fit for me," Johnson told Kornblut. "It's close to home. Spurrier is a legend. I can't wait to be a part of his program. I feel like I fit into his system real well. Coach Hunt is a great coach and they all have NFL experience. I think it will be a good fit for me to get to that next level."

Johnson chose South Carolina over N.C. State, Maryland, Kentucky, Vanderbilt, Duke, East Carolina and Wake Forest.