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Gamecocks land two in-state pitching prospects

Just two days after netting a Top-100 player, the Gamecocks picked up two more pitching commitments; one for the 2018 class and their first for 2020.

Northwestern High School and Wesley Sweatt and Landon Lucas both committed to South Carolina Sunday with Sweatt announcing on Twitter late in the afternoon.

“It’s a dream come true,” Sweatt said.

Via Twitter

The righty attended a prospect camp this weekend after the coaching staff encouraged him to attend. Pitching coach Jerry Meyers watched him at the camp before the staff offered him that weekend.

“I knew from then that’s where I wanted to be,” “Coach Esposito talked to me and I told him right there I wanted to be a Gamecock. It’s a great feeling knowing this is where I wanted to be ever since I was a little kid.”

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He plays with current Gamecock commits John Gilreath and Cameron Reeves, who he says are good friends of his. All three are pitching prospects. Sweatt, who grew up a South Carolina fan, is currently rated a “Follow” by PerfectGame.org.

He said he throws a fastball, curveball and changeup and is working to get his velocity up on the fastball and is trying to improve his slider. He said the part of his game he likes the most is his fastball command and movement on his two-seamer.

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Sweatt is the 11th member of the 2018 class and the second of the weekend, joining RHP/3B Bayden Root who committed Friday night.

South Carolina also added 2020 pitcher Landon Lucas from Blythewood, who becomes the first member of the class.