USC gets commitment from lineman

Offensive lineman Malik Young of Woodmont High School committed to South Carolina on Tuesday while on an unofficial visit with his parents and his coach.

“I love the team,” Young said. “Coach Elliott is a great coach, and I love the Gamecocks.”

Young (6-4, 295) played tackle last season but is projected as a guard with the Gamecocks.

Young is the fourth commitment for USC’s 2014 class.

Former South Carolina forward Damien Leonard transferred to Furman.

He will be eligible to play for the 2014-15 season.

Citadel redshirt freshman Jordan Wigger placed eighth in both the FILA Junior Greco and ASICS University Freestyle Nationals in Akron, Ohio, this past weekend, collecting All-America honors and qualifying for the FILA Junior World Team trials.

The 2012 graduate of Summerville High will attempt to earn a spot on the FILA Junior World Team when he heads to Stillwater, Okla., on June 21.

The College of Charleston sailing team finished fifth this past weekend in its title defense of the ICSA/APS Team Race national championship regatta in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Yale took first with an 18-5 overall record, followed by St. Mary’s (16-7), Brown (14-9) and Georgetown (14-9).

The College of Charleston women’s soccer team added Eliza Bennett-Hattan to the coaching staff. Bennett-Hattan joins the staff as a former four-year starting goalkeeper at Syracuse and has also served previously as a graduate assistant coach at Marshall.