Shane Beamer’s South Carolina program picked up a big win on the recruiting trail Wednesday. The Gamecocks landed one of the best available recruits on National Signing Day with a commitment from 5-star prospect Nyckoles Harbor.

Per the 247 Sports Composite Rankings, Harbor is the 19th overall player in the country for the class of 2023. He projects as an impact Edge defender at the next level at 6-foot-5 and 225 pounds.

Harbor’s commitment had attention across the country as he was also considering Maryland, Michigan and Oregon for his final decision. The attention was noticed by Beamer, and he was not shy about the impact on the Gamecock program.

“It’s extremely impactful, particularly when it’s a national guy that announces on national television today like Nyck did,” explained Beamer. “It resonates not just here in South Carolina but across the country, people are talking about this.”

Beamer also touched on Harbor’s commitment as the perfect capper to a strong recruiting class.

“It’s great publicity, so much positivity and energy about South Carolina football out there right now… I don’t think you can put it into words, it just caps off what was already an elite signing class in my mind,” said Beamer.