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July 12, 2011

Mangus gets QB commitment



South Carolina quarterbacks coach G.A. Mangus made Allentown (Penn.) Central Catholic signal-caller Brendan Nosovitch his top priority in the 2012 class at quarterback.

On Tuesday, he got his man. The 6-foot-2, 200-pounder broke down the decision:

"I've been pretty high on South Carolina this whole recruiting process. I feel like it's a good place for me. I finally made my mind up and decided to make the decision. I knew where I wanted to go. I'm really excited about playing for South Carolina. It was good to get the decision out of the way and focus on my senior season."

Nosovitch, who led his Central Catholic team to an undefeated, state championship season last year, credited Mangus as being a big factor in his choice.

"He definitely recruited me really hard the whole time," he said of the Gamecock assistant. "He's been great. I talked to him and kept in close contact. I'm looking forward to working with him in the future when I get down there."

Nosovitch camped in Columbia over the summer and worked closely with Mangus on his throwing motions, things he says he has been applying in an effort to get better.

"He's going to help me with some mechanical things, little tweaks here and there," he said. "I've been working on what he has taught me. Hopefully, I'll keep getting better."

Likewise, Nosovitch is excited about the opportunity to be coached by former Heisman trophy winner Steve Spurrier.

"It's an unbelievable opportunity to get a chance to play for him. Not many people get to do that. Hopefully I will take advantage of that opportunity. It should be a great chance. The SEC is definitely the best conference in college football. I can't wait to get down there."

During his junior season, Nosovitch passed for 3,112 yards and 43 touchdowns. He also ran for 25 touchdowns with 1,647 yards on the ground. He had offers from Clemson, Eastern Michigan, Georgia Tech, Maryland, Ohio, Temple, and Vanderbilt.

- For more insideinformation about Nosovitch's commitment and South Carolina's quarterback recruiting efforts, click here.

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