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VIDEO: Markee Anderson commits to South Carolina with pancake syrup bottles!

Wes Mitchell07/31/22
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Wes Mitchell


Driving to Folly Beach for a family vacation this past week and contemplating how Markee Anderson would announce his upcoming college decision, Anderson’s dad, Lance Robinson, had an idea.

What if Anderson, a four-star offensive lineman known for pancaking opponents on the field, revealed his intentions to the college football world with a different type of pancakes?

For Anderson and his family, owners of the 365 Grillin and Seafood food truck, it only made sense to involve food in the announcement.

And that’s how it came to be that the talented offensive line prospect chose the Gamecocks on Sunday at his church by grabbing a pancake syrup bottle with the South Carolina logo on it.

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Check out the video below…

The 6-foot-4, 300-pounder chooses South Carolina over North Carolina, Clemson and LSU after taking official visits to all four programs this summer.

Anderson credited the new Carolina staff as a big factor in his decision.

“Coach (Shane) Beamer coming in, he was a great coach,” Anderson said. “The relationships that he built with me were just phenomenal. I just respect him a lot. I respect all the coaching. I just felt like that was home for me. I let Coach Beamer know on Thursday. It was just something about that schools, even though I went to all these other schools on visits, it was just something about South Carolina that stuck.”

Anderson is the No. 143 overall prospect and No. 10 interior offensive lineman in the 2023 On3 Consensus, a complete and equally weighted industry-generated average that utilizes all four major recruiting media companies.

Anderson is the 15th commitment in the 2023 class and the Gamecocks’ highest-rated commitment.

He is also the eighth four-star prospect in the class after Sumter (S.C.) four-star EDGE Monteque Rhames committed to the Gamecocks on Saturday. Villa Rica (Ga.) three-star OL Jatavius Shivers announced a pledge to the Gamecocks earlier in the day Sunday.

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