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2018 three-star running back Lavonte Valentine commits to South Carolina

An explosive running back out of Florida choses the Gamecocks over six other schools.

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The South Carolina Gamecocks have snagged their second recruit on Independence Day.

Lavonte Valentine, a three-star running back out of Florida, has committed to join the Gamecocks 2018 class. He is South Carolina’s 12th player in the 2018 class and the second running back, joining Deshaun Fenwick.

Valentine’s other offers included Florida, USC, Kentucky, LSU, Louisville, Notre Dame and of course South Carolina. He is the 13th-ranked all-purpose back and 84th overall player in the state of Florida, according to 247Sports. 247Sports also gave Valentine a 0.8624 grade, good for three-stars.

Valentine joins a Gamecock recruiting class that is ranked 43rd in the country according to 247Sports.