Brendan Langley, a 5-11, 170-pound defensive back from Marietta, Ga., committed to the South Carolina football team on Wednesday.

“After a lot of thought and prayer, I’m more than proud to accept a scholarship offer from the University of South Carolina,” Langley said in a statement.

“The university is an SEC monster as well as a national contender, and I can’t wait to help them reach another SEC title and even a national title,” said Langley, who had offers from Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, Florida, Mississippi, Arkansas, Mississippi State, Vanderbilt, Nebraska and UCLA.

The Gamecocks actually came from behind for Langley who listed Alabama, Tennessee and USC, in that order, as his favorites earlier in the summer.

Last season Langley had six interceptions to go along with 60 tackles. He also scored eight TDs on offense, three on special teams and two on defense.

Langley is USC’s 21st commitment for the 2013 class and the fourth for the secondary.