South Carolina football loses commitment from big offensive lineman

South Carolina lost one of its commitments for the Class of 2024 on Tuesday.

Mike Williams announced on Twitter that he is opening up his recruitment. The three-star offensive lineman committed to the Gamecocks last month.

“After further consideration I would like to announce that I will be decommiting from the University of South Carolina and reopening my recruitment. Thank you to all the coaches at the University of South Carolina,” Williams posted on Twitter.

Williams chose USC over reported offers from Miami, Southern Cal, Michigan State, Tennessee, West Virginia and Florida. He’s rated the No. 1,141 player and No. 91 offensive tackle in the 2024 class, per the 247Sports Composite.

The 6-foot-7, 315-pound lineman was a high school teammate of 2023 Gamecocks signee Desmond Umeozulu at CH Flowers High in Maryland.

Williams’ decommitment gives the Gamecocks’ eight verbal commitments for the Class of 2024, three of which are offensive linemen.

South Carolina football 2024 commits

  • July 2, 2022: QB Dante Reno — Windsor, Conn.

  • Jan. 22: OT Kam Pringle — Dorchester, SC

  • Jan. 24: TE Michael Smith — Savannah, GA

  • Jan. 27: LB Wendell Gregory — Marietta, GA

  • Feb. 3: WR Mazeo Bennett — Greenville, SC

  • March 31: OL Blake Franks — Greenville, SC

  • April 14: OL Josiah Thompson — Dillon, SC

  • April 19: DB Kelvin Hunter — Florence, SC