Class of 2015 guard Perry "P.J." Dozier committed to South Carolina on Wednesday, choosing the Gamecocks over Michigan, North Carolina, Georgetown and Louisville. Dozier, a 6-foot-6 guard from Spring Valley High School in Columbia, South Carolina, is regarded as a consensus top-50 recruit nationally.
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."
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.
- Brad Rowland