>>>>South Carolina special teams coach Joe Robinson had not yet had the opportunity to scholarship a kicker right out of high school during his tenure at South Carolina.
>>>>On Monday, Robinson reached out to a prospect that he's had his eye on for some time, and one that's right in the Gamecocks' back yard. It took just a matter of time for Columbia (S.C.) A.C. Flora's Joseph Charlton to pull the trigger on a commitment.
>>>>"Joe Rob messaged me on Twitter and told me to call him," Charlton told GamecockCentral.com. "We talked for a little bit about stuff and he offered me a full ride to Carolina. I talked to my parents about it and my trainer and I told my parents it's really what I wanted to do. I've always loved Carolina. I called him and told him I accepted his offer."
>>>>The 6-foot-5, 180-pounder has a good rapport with Robinson, as he's been in camp with him previously.
>>>"He's always been really interested in me and taken me under his wing. He's really supportive of me," Charlton said of Robinson.
>>>>Charlton brings a big leg to the field and could make an early impact trying to send some kickoffs into the end zone next season.
>>>>"He said hopefully when I get there I'll start at kickoffs. That's my major strength by far," he explained. "Then it would be my punting and then field goals."
>>>>The pledge ensures that the local product can stay close to home to play for a team that he's always wanted to play for at the next level.
>>>>"South Carolina's my home team," he said. "I've grown up supporting the Gamecocks and just love them."
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