Happy to be a Gamecock
Edward Muldrow
Posted Jul 9, 2010

South Gwinnett High School OLB Edward Muldrow from Snellville, GA ended his recruitment last month when he committed to the South Carolina Gamecocks. Muldrow recently shared his thoughts with Gamecock Anthem about his recent commitment and his excitement to be a Gamecock.

The 6-3.5, 188-pound Edward Muldrow said his decision came down to a two-team battle, both of which call the Palmetto State home.

“It actually came down to South Carolina and Clemson in the end” Muldrow said “I went to a camp at Clemson and while I was there I was just weighing my options but in the end, God just led me in the direction of the Gamecocks.”

Muldrow also had offers from programs like Arkansas, Florida State, Illinois, Kentucky, Mississippi, Mississippi State, North Carolina and West Virginia among others.

Sometimes recruits have second thoughts about decisions they make or begin to struggle with the choices they have before them, but that wasn’t an issue for Muldrow.

“Both schools provided great opportunities for me like: Great facilities, good coaches, early playing time and things like that," he said. "But I know I made the right decision when I committed to South Carolina, I knew I was supposed to be a Gamecock.”

Gamecock Assistant Coach Shane Beamer was the first college coach to extend an offer to Muldrow, and fittingly Coach Beamer was the first person on the Gamecock staff to hear the three-star linebacker's decision.

“I called and committed to Coach Beamer and Coach said he was just really happy and excited to have me as part of the team.” Muldrow recalled. “Coach Beamer has always been straight with me and I really have a great relationship with him.

“My commitment to South Carolina is 100% solid. The only visits I plan on taking in the future are visits to South Carolina.”

Asked when he was planning on returning to Columbia Muldrow said, “I plan on going to a few of the games this fall, but I plan on being back before that. I plan on being back on campus (for the Showcase) this month.”

Just because Muldrow shut his recruitment down, doesn’t mean he has stopped recruiting other players he knows to join him at South Carolina.

“I know quite a few top recruits that I’ve met at other combines, camps and on visits that I’m always telling them about how they should take a look at South Carolina," he says. "I’ve been telling them that they need to come with me to South Carolina and help us do big things.”

Muldrow has high expectations for the Gamecocks on the field this fall and he shared those feelings with Gamecock Anthem.

“I know they’ve been in a rebuilding stage, but Coach Spurrier is there and they’ve got a lot of good talent on the team this year and I’ve just got a feeling this is going to be great season for the Gamecocks.”

Asked if he had anything to say to Gamecock fans Muldrow quickly replied: “I’m proud to be a Gamecock and I can’t wait to get on campus and show them what I can do and help lead the team to a national championship.”

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