When T.L. Hanna defensive lineman Zacch Pickens committed to South Carolina, Will Muschamp knew he was getting one of the best players in the Palmetto State. He received some confirmation Saturday as Pickens was named South Carolina’s Mr. Football for 2018.

Of course, Pickens, listed at 6-4, 285 pounds, also happens to be one of the best high school football players in the country. A 5-star recruit, the 247Sports Composite rates Pickens as the No. 2 strong-side defensive end and No. 18 prospect overall in the class of 2019.

Pickens is expected to be both an early signee this month and early enrollee at USC in January.