Top-50 recruit P.J. Dozier commits to South Carolina

Wednesday November 12th, 2014

Class of 2015 guard Perry "P.J." Dozier committed to South Carolina on Wednesday, choosing the Gamecocks over Michigan, North Carolina, Georgetown and Louisville, ESPN's Jeff Borzello reports.

Dozier, a 6-foot-6 guard from Spring Valley High in Columbia, S.C., is regarded as a consensus top-50 recruit nationally. While playing point guard at the high school level, Dozier is considered a "combo guard" prospect, and his addition provides South Carolina with their highest-rated recruiting class in recent memory. 

Dozier said he chose South Carolina based on his comfort at the school, Borzello reports.

"South Carolina wouldn't be in the mix if I didn't feel like they had the players and coaches to [turn it around]," Dozier said. "I'm definitely excited to play along with them and get this going.

"It was just a feel. All the coaches did a great job recruiting, no one really better than the other. In the end, it just came down to how I felt."

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Frazier's father, uncle and sister have all played basketball at South Carolina.

South Carolina finished 14-20 last season in head coach Frank Martin's second year with the team.

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