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Can Gamecocks Take Advantage of Four-Game Stretch? ON THE COVER: USC fans at Williams-Brice Stadium on Oct. 9, 2010, when the Gamecocks defeated Alabama 35-21. Photo by Paul Collins.

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Schedule Opponent Previews: Navy, Vanderbilt, Auburn, Kentucky Opponent Rosters: Navy, Vanderbilt, Auburn, Kentucky Gameday Poster: USC vs. Navy Explaining The Game: Shawn Elliott Senior Profile: Sixth-Year Linebacker Rodney Paulk GamecockCentral.com’s Recruit to Watch: Brock Stadnick To Be the Best, You Have to Beat the Best — and the Worst USC Roster, Coaches, Depth

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in Columbia for games against non-conference Navy, SEC doormat Vanderbilt, defending national champion (but rebuilding) Auburn and another SEC lightweight (Kentucky), the chance for the Gamecocks to reel off four straight wins and be 6-0 is very high. No coach worth his salt would ever look past the next game, but Steve Spurrier knows only too well how much Williams-Brice has meant to his team in 2009 and 2010. “We’ve won just about all of them, I guess, over the past two years,” Spurrier said over the summer. “The fans really showed up and made it a tough place to play and we really appreciated that. That Alabama game, our fans were really super.” The 35-21 win over the No. 1 Crimson Tide last year was a banner moment for Spurrier’s program and for USC football in general. It was the first victory over a top-ranked team in program history and came during a run of success against No. 1 teams from USC’s football, men’s basketball and baseball teams.

Fan Energy Helps Recruiting Efforts

Photos by Paul Collins

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Can Gamecocks Take Advantage of Four-Game Stretch? B Y D AV I D C L O N I N G E R

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South Carolina kicks off a four-game home stand when it welcomes Navy to WilliamsBrice Stadium on Sept. 10 and is looking mightily forward to it. After two weeks on the road — once at a neutral site 90 minutes away and once at always-hostile Georgia — returning to the home turf will be a major boon. In a season that is expected to be the greatest in program history, the Gamecocks have already begun 2-0, with a rallying win over East Carolina and a crucial SEC-opening win over Georgia that has them in first place in the SEC East. Back

The image of a packed-tothe-gills Williams-Brice, white rally towels waving in unison as “Sandstorm” blared and Marcus Lattimore sprinted into the end zone, was a major selling point. It showed the country that the Gamecocks just might be on the verge of something special, and it came in handy on the recruiting trail. Several pledges who ended up signing with USC attended the game and took notice of the excellent fan support. To be fair, many recruits have loved attending games at Williams-Brice in the past, but during big games, often didn’t get to see the home team win. In particular, former defensive end Cliff Matthews, an all-star home-state player who could have gone anywhere, committed during a 24-17 loss to No. 2 Auburn in 2006, saying the atmosphere in the stadium was

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the clinching factor. But losing home games to the big boys changed last year and has been changing for the past two seasons. The Gamecocks are 12-2 at home in 2009 and 2010, part of a 29-13 home record under Spurrier, and they have knocked off four Top 25 teams in that two-year span (Alabama, No. 4 Ole Miss, No. 15 Clemson and No. 22 Georgia).

Can Gamecocks Turn Talent into Wins? None of the next four teams were ranked going into the USC-Georgia game, giving the Gamecocks a supposedly easy time, but it’s not so much about quality of opponents as it is taking advantage of what’s ahead. USC knows it has more talent than each of the next four teams, and knows that a murderous stretch of three road SEC games sandwiched around the Oct. 22 bye week is after the home stand. Taking these four, getting at least bowl-eligible and being 4-0 in the SEC for the first time since 2001 and only the second time in program history, would have the Gamecocks on their way to the promised land. But first they’ll stop in their own version of Canaan, at the corner of Bluff Road and George Rogers Boulevard. The Game-

cocks are hoping their garnetand-black-clad fans will welcome them there, beginning against Navy. “Seeing our fans make the trip to Charlotte was pretty special,” Lattimore said. “I’m glad they showed up and we look forward to paying them back once we get back on our home field.” Season tickets are close to sold out for this year, and even though Navy begins the home slate, a packed house is expected. Those who weren’t able to make the trips to Charlotte or Athens (like many students, due to financial crunches) will be able to get their free tickets and jam the north end zone. Former Texas Tech coach Mike Leach called that end zone the loudest place in America, and it’s seen its share of highlights. It was that end zone that Noah Whiteside strutted into after catching the first touchdown of the Spurrier era in 2005, that end zone where Sidney Rice caught so many passes that appeared destined for the seats and that end zone that Stephen Garcia landed in after colliding with a Southern Miss helmet and spinning off it for the TD last season. That end zone is only part of it. The Gamecocks want Williams-Brice filled for every game, and if the opposing team doesn’t bring a lot of fans (the Southeast

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corner usually has a few holes to fill, even with the band), fans are being asked to get into that stadium in any way possible (although buying a ticket, naturally, is preferred). “That’d be great if they can do that for us,” fifth-year defensive tackle Travian Robertson said. “We’ve always had great crowd support and we’re looking forward to having more. We know it’s up to us to help fill it, though.”

A Chance to Make History While Gamecock fans have become famously known for their loyalty, still filling the stadium while in the throes of a 21-game losing streak over 1998 and 1999, the team knows it has to live up to its potential in order to help the ticket-selling process. Preseason predictions and such only hold so much weight, even though buying a ticket at least guarantees the chance to see some future NFL players while they’re still amateurs. Home-state fans can marvel at Lattimore, Alshon Jeffery and Jadeveon Clowney as local guys who are making good, and also seem primed for profes-

sional riches in a few years. They can also revel in the glories of past games, recalling the great moments they’ve seen as the minutes tick away toward the current kickoff. The main objective is to be there, be loud and be proud as the Gamecocks attempt to reach what many have picked them to take — the SEC championship. An electric home crowd can help them toward that goal — and also toward the smaller but no less important goal of winning every home game. The Gamecocks have never won every home game in a single season since joining the SEC 20 years ago, and they haven’t done it at all since 1987. If USC achieved it this year, especially if the team kept winning on the road and completed a threegame winning streak on Nov. 26 against Clemson … well, there’s no telling what the celebration would be like. “That would be something,” Lattimore said at SEC Media Days. “Couldn’t get the smile off my face if we did that. But we have a long way to go before we can even think about that kind of stuff.” Beginning on Saturday.

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hen South Carolina offensive line coach Shawn Elliott arrived in Columbia after a lengthy stay at FCS power Appalachian State, he was tasked with improving a USC offensive line that had traditionally struggled under coach Steve Spurrier. The overall talent and depth of the unit needed an upgrade, and quickly. After helping to sign a solid 2011 class headlined by All-American tackle prospect Brandon Shell from Goose Creek, Elliott’s second class of linemen is already in place five months before National Signing Day. One of the headliners of the group is Brock Stadnik from Western Guilford High School in North Carolina. The 6-foot-5, 285-pound tackle is rated a four-star prospect by Rivals.com, and comes in at number 183 in the latest Rivals250 ranking, which projects the top 250 prospects in the country regardless of position. When Stadnik and his twin brother Clayton verbally pledged to USC’s staff in May, he passed over offers from Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Michigan, Tennessee and a host of others. “South Carolina was the best decision at the end of the day,” Stadnik told GamecockCentral. com right after his announcement ceremony. “We felt like we would fit in well with that program. We really feel comfortable with that program.”

Running backs and tight ends coach Jay Graham recruited Stadnik and his brother to South Carolina and was a big part of the comfort level both have with the school. “Coach Graham, you know he’s been there since day one,” Stadnik said. “We have a good relationship. He’s been here many times, and we’ve been down there many times.” Stadnik’s interest in USC really heated up in October 2010, when he and members of his family took in USC’s 35-21 victory over thentop-ranked Alabama. “The USC vs. Alabama game was absolutely amazing,” he said afterwards. “The atmosphere was unbelievable. The music and hype of the crowd just blew me away. I’ve never been to a game like it before.” The two brothers were also on campus during the spring for two days in Columbia, a trip that gave them a chance to mesh with Elliott, who played another role in their decision to attend USC. “He’s a real high-intensity coach,” Stadnik said of Elliott. “He works his players hard to get them better. He’s real upfront with me and is someone I can trust. There’s no sugarcoating with him. He tells you when you do something wrong and praises you when you do something right.” Stadnik, who is one of four prospects with four-star markers from Rivals.com in the 2012 class, is planning on enrolling at USC along with Clayton in January. That will give him a chance to go through 2012 spring drills with the team and an opportunity to earn playing time on a unit that will be short on experience next season at tackle. Brock is happy that he and his brother got the choice out of the way early. “It was important to us to make the decision now to focus on things like school and getting ready for next season,” he said.

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To Be the Best, You Have to Beat the Best — and the Worst OPINION BY JAMES HARLEY

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he Gamecocks typically schedule a three- or four-game home stand every season and 2011 is no exception, as they prepare to face Navy, Vanderbilt, Auburn and Kentucky in Columbia over the next month. Though generally successful during these stands (they’re undefeated in the last two), this year’s is a bit more challenging in that the list contains three SEC schools where usually there are at least a couple of obvious cupcakes. Granted, these particular three opponents are not the strongest teams in the conference right now, but all have recently shown the ability to derail the Gamecocks in one way or other. Though not recently, Navy has certainly done the same. But despite the infamous blow they dealt USC in 1984, it probably won’t be Navy sinking the ship this year, though the other three should not be taken lightly if you consider the recent history. Even lowly Vanderbilt has beaten the Gamecocks in two of their last four meetings, and the two USC wins during that stretch were by a measly 4 and 14 points over Commodore teams they frankly should have blown out. Add to that the fact that Vanderbilt returns more starters than any other team in the league and … well, OK, that’s probably not a good thing for them, actually. Never mind. They would probably fare better with an entirely new lineup. Defending national champion Auburn, on the other hand, has been downgraded by the pundits based on the fact that they return fewer starters than anyone else in the SEC. Their failure to dominate Utah State in the opening week of the season has also been touted as an example of this perceived drop-off in power, but this conclusion disregards another very important aspect of that game and Auburn’s recent history. The Tigers were down by two scores with only three minutes remaining, and rather than fold they rallied and did what they had to do to win, successfully storming back and scoring two touchdowns when it was all on

the line, thus effectively wiping away their mistakes from earlier in the game. This, you may recall, is exactly how they won the national championship last year, winning seven of their 14 games by just one touchdown or less. Do not count them out simply because they played another close game. They may have a new group of players on the field, but with consistent Top 25 recruiting classes (and Top 5 classes the last two years) they aren’t exactly weak. These guys are just getting their feet wet, and will have been gametested by both Mississippi State and Clemson by the time they meet the Gamecocks. Finally, there is Kentucky to consider, and surely no one has forgotten what happened in Lexington last year when the Wildcats’ defense put Marcus Lattimore out of the game and held USC scoreless in the second half, paving the way for the Kentucky victory. Well, guess what? Ten of their defensive starters are back. Yes, the same ones who did that. They also return more than half their offensive starters, though not their quarterback, a position that is admittedly key to their success given their lower level of talent across the board. Of course, you might scoff at the notion that they could actually beat USC twice in a row after losing for 10 straight years, but that’s how people felt about Vanderbilt a few years ago before they stepped up and did the same. In fact, throughout history it’s almost always a lesser team that ruins Gamecock glory. So, true success here will ultimately be determined as much by finally winning every game the team should win as by beating a No. 1 team or winning the division, as the Gamecocks did last year. To be the best, we have to beat the best — but also the worst, as well. Hopefully, this home stand will be a start down that road. Keep up with Harley’s Side Line blog at freetimes.com and his Side Line column in the weekly edition of Free Times.

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30 Corey Addison 26 Antonio Allen 81 Rory Anderson 47 Landon Ard 3 Akeem Auguste 28 Eric Baker 43 4 34 32 16

Jacob Baker Jason Barnes Joshua Blue Reginald Bowens Payton Brady

80 K.J. Brent 74 Kaleb Broome 83 Zach Broome 3 40 60 50 7 1 12 7 48 18 58 87 72 44 95 52 23 85 61 57 85 5 78 43 5 9 93 29 15 96

Damiere Byrd Billy Byrne Terrence Campbell A.J. Cann Shon Carson Ahmad Christian Andrew Clifford Jadeveon Clowney Matt Coffee Cedrick Cooper Ryland Culbertson Justice Cunningham Kenny Davis Gerald Dixon Gerald Dixon, Jr. Phillip Dukes Bruce Ellington Patrick Fish Travis Ford Aldrick Fordham Riley Gallaher Stephen Garcia Cody Gibson Qua Gilchrist Stephon Gilmore Sharrod Golightly Deon Green Chaun Gresham Austin Hails Jamal Hall

27 59 70 34 35 24

Victor Hampton Coleman Harley Kyle Harris Mason Harris Ben Harvey Josh Hinch

21 91 6 1 33 8 70

DeVonte Holloman Walker Inabinet Melvin Ingram Alshon Jeffery Damario Jeffery Shamier Jeffery Byron Jerideau

55 10 21 15 86 25 39 8 76 19 92 41 31 82

T.J. Johnson Nick Jones Marcus Lattimore Jimmy Legree Blair Lowery Kadetrix Marcus Marty Markett Martay Mattox Mike Matulis Tanner McEvoy Byron McKnight Connor McLaurin Kenny Miles D.L. Moore

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SS 6-0 204 RS SO Jacksonville, Fla./Andrew Jackson SPR 6-2 202 SR Ocala, Fla./Trinity Catholic/Fork Union Military TE 6-5 207 FR Powder Springs, Ga./McEachern P/K 5-10 175 FR Rock Hill, S.C./South Pointe CB 5-10 182 SR Hollywood, Fla./Chaminade-Madonna/Fork Union Military TB 6-0 208 RS JR Jacksonville, Fla./Edward H. White/Fork Union Military TB 5-9 191 RS JR Ridgeland, S.C./Thomas Heyward Academy WR 6-4 214 RS SR Charlotte, N.C./Independence TB 5-6 178 RS FR Tatum, S.C./Marlboro County LB 6-2 248 RS JR Holly Springs, N.C./Garner TE 6-3 226 RS JR Lincolnton, N.C./East Lincoln/Charleston Southern/Campbell WR 6-3 180 FR Waxhaw, N.C./Marvin Ridge OG 6-6 326 JR Aiken, S.C./Aiken/Georgia Military College WR 6-2 201 RS FR Richmond Hill, Ga./Richmond Hill/ Armstrong Atantic State WR 5-9 161 FR Sicklerville, N.J./Timber Creek FB 5-11 235 RS SO Palm Harbor, Fla./East Lake OG 6-3 296 RS SR Austell, Ga./South Cobb OG 6-3 299 RS FR Bamberg, S.C./Bamberg-Ehrhardt RB 5-8 190 FR Scranton, S.C./Lake City CB 5-10 182 FR Jacksonville, Fla./Trinity Christian QB 6-2 212 RS SO Tampa, Fla./Wharton DE 6-6 254 FR Rock Hill, S.C./South Pointe FB 5-11 230 SO Mary Esther, Fla./Fort Walton Beach LB 6-2 207 FR Lithonia, Ga./Lithonia OG 6-4 252 RS FR Laurens, S.C./Laurens Academy TE 6-3 265 JR Pageland, S.C./Central OG 6-3 318 RS JR Newberry, S.C./Newberry DE 6-2 271 FR Rock Hill, S.C./South Pointe DT 6-3 311 FR Rock Hill, S.C./Northwestern DT 6-3 300 FR Manning, S.C./Manning WR 5-9 197 RS FR Moncks Corner, S.C./Berkeley P 5-11 193 RS FR Shelby, N.C./Burns OC 6-3 278 RS SO Fork, S.C./Lake View/Coastal Carolina DE 6-3 274 JR Jamestown, S.C./Timberland WR 6-1 175 FR Apex, N.C./Garner QB 6-2 232 RS SR Lutz, Fla./Jefferson OT 6-6 284 RS FR Tallahassee, Fla./Lincoln LB 6-1 244 RS JR Abbeville, S.C./Abbeville/Butler County CC CB 6-1 193 JR Rock Hill, S.C./South Pointe SS 5-10 185 RS FR Decatur, Ga./Southwest Dekalb DT 6-3 266 FR Windermere, Fla./Olympia LB 6-2 265 RS SO Auburn, Ga./Apalachee QB 6-2 215 FR Collinsville, Ill./Collinsville DE 6-2 216 RS SO Ladson, S.C./Fort Dorchester/Brevard College CB 5-10 187 RS FR Darlington, S.C./Darlington LS 6-2 265 FR Aiken, S.C./South Aiken OL 6-3 273 FR Silver Creek, Ga./Pepperell DE 6-3 208 FR Fort Oglethorpe, Ga./Ridgeland CB 5-9 176 FR Columbia, Md./Our Lady of Good Counsel TB 5-7 183 RS SR Knoxville, Tenn./Austin East/MidAmerica Nazarene SPR 6-2 232 JR Charlotte, N.C./South Pointe LS 5-10 199 RS JR Columbia, S.C./Hammond School DE 6-2 276 RS SR Hamlet, N.C./Richmond County WR 6-4 229 JR St. Matthews, S.C./Calhoun County LB 6-3 237 JR Columbia, S.C./Columbia WR 6-1 208 FR St. Matthews, S.C./Calhoun County DT 6-1 319 RS JR Green Pond, S.C./Colleton County/Fort Scott C.C. OC 6-5 316 RS JR Aynor, S.C./Aynor WR 5-9 188 RS FR Moore, S.C./Byrnes TB 6-0 232 SO Duncan, S.C./Byrnes CB 5-11 185 RS SO Beaufort, S.C./Beaufort WR 6-0 180 RS JR Irmo, S.C./Dutch Fork CB 6-1 183 FR Stone Mountain, Ga./Stephenson CB 5-10 162 RS SR York, S.C./York Comprehensive CB 6-1 192 FR Athens, Ga./Clarke Central OL 6-5 274 FR Boynton Beach, Fla./Park Vista QB 6-6 207 FR Hillsdale, N.J./Bergen Catholic DE 6-5 235 RS SR Laurinburg, N.C./Scotland County FB 6-0 227 RS FR Raleigh, N.C./Garner TB 5-10 193 RS JR Lawrenceville, Ga./Brookwood WR 6-4 203 RS JR Bowling Green, Ky./Bowling Green

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Davis Moore Edward Muldrow Kyle Nunn Matt O’Brien Drew Owens Ronald Patrick Rodney Paulk Kelcy Quarles

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Marcquis Roberts SPR Travian Robertson DT Corey Robinson DT Kenny Robinson FS Sheldon Royster FS Ace Sanders WR Cadarious Sanders CB Joey Scribner-Howard

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Lamar Scruggs Connor Shaw Brandon Shell Corey Simmons

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Buford, Ga./Mill Creek/Emory & Henry Snellville, Ga./South Gwinnett Sumter, S.C./Sumter New Milford, N.J./Bergen Catholic Charlotte, N.C./Ardrey Kell Cocoa, Fla./Cocoa Columbia, S.C./Richland Northeast Hodges, S.C./Greenwood/Fork Union Military Powder Springs, Ga./McEachern Laurinburg, N.C./Scotland County Havelock, N.C./Havelock Hilton Head Island, S.C./Hilton Head Island Woodbridge, N.J./St. Peter’s Prep Bradenton, Fla./Manatee LaGrange, Ga./Troup County RS SR Irmo, S.C./Dutch Fork/CarsonNewman Jacksonville Beach, Fla./Fletcher Flowery Branch, Ga./Flowery Branch Goose Creek, S.C./Goose Creek Lawrenceville, Ga./Greater Atlanta Christian Kingsland, Ga./Camden County Lenoir, N.C./Hibriten Milton, Fla./Pace Laurens, S.C./Laurens Winston-Salem, N.C./Parkland Savannah, Ga./Jenkins/Fork Union Military Greenwood, S.C./Greenwood

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Hometown/High School/Last College Beaufort, S.C./Beaufort Boiling Springs, S.C./Boiling Springs Fairburn, Ga./Creekside/Georgia Military Lawrenceville, Ga./Peachtree Ridge Chester, S.C./Chester Blythewood, S.C./Blythewood Warner Robins, Ga./Northside/Fork Union Military Norway, S.C./Orangeburg Prep/Columbia University Williston, S.C./Williston-Elko Jacksonville, Fla./First Coast Spartanburg, S.C./Gaffney/South Carolina State Laurinburg, N.C./Scotland County/North Carolina Sparks, MD/Hereford

Devin Taylor Dylan Thompson Rokevious Watkins Angelo Watley C.C. Whitlock Brandon Wilds Brison Williams

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46 Dalton Wilson 54 Shaq Wilson 40 Josh Woods

FB 6-0 227 RS JR LB 5-11 223 RS JR FS 5-10 180 RS SO

18 Jay Wooten

P/K 6-3 204 RS SR

81 Adam Yates

PK 6-1 213 RS JR

coaches Steve Spurrier - Head Coach John Butler - Special Teams Coordinator Shawn Elliott - Offensive Line/Running Game Coordinator Craig Fitzgerald - Director of Football Strength & Conditioning Jay Graham - Running Backs/Tight Ends Jeep Hunter - Safeties Ellis Johnson - Asst. Head Coach/Asst. Coach - Defense/Linebackers Brad Lawing - Defensive Line G.A. Mangus - Quarterbacks Jamie Speronis - Director of Football Operations Steve Spurrier Jr. - Receivers Lorenzo Ward - Defensive Coordinator/Cornerbacks Robbie Liles - Director of High School Relations Scott Morgan - Recruiting Assistant Patrick Shine - Administrative Coordinator for Recruiting NOTES VS. GEORGIA

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SOUTH CAROLINA GAME NOTES VS. GEORGIA Offense Defense DEPTH CHART

1 Alshon Jeffery 6 DeAngelo Smith 3 Damiere Byrd 1 Alshon Jeffery 64 DeAngelo Smith Jason Barnes Byrd OR 39 Damiere Ace Sanders 23 Bruce Ellington 4 Jason Barnes 9 Ace OR 82 D.L.Sanders Moore 23 OR 4 Bruce JasonEllington Barnes 10 Nick Jones 82 D.L. Moore OR 68 4 Jason Barnes Kyle Nunn 1076 Nick MikeJones Matulis

6-4 229 JR-2L

6-0 193 SO-SQ Offense 5-9 161 FR-HS 6-4 6-0 6-4 5-9 5-7 5-9 6-4 5-7 6-4 5-9 6-4 5-9 6-4 6-4 6-6 5-9 6-5

229 193 214 161 175 197 214 175 203 197 214 188 203 214 295 188 274

JR-2L SO-SQ SR-3L FR-HS SO-1L FR-RS SR-3L SO-1L JR-2L FR-RS SR-3L FR-RS JR-2L SR-3L SR-3L FR-RS FR-HS

St. Matthews, S.C. Kingsland, Ga. Sicklerville, N.J. St. Matthews, S.C. Kingsland, Charlotte, Ga. N.C. Sicklerville, Bradenton, N.J. Fla. Moncks Corner, S.C. Charlotte, N.C. Bradenton, Fla. Ky. Bowling Green, Moncks Corner, Charlotte, N.C. S.C. Moore, S.C. Bowling Green, Ky. Charlotte, N.C. Sumter, S.C. Moore, S.C. Boynton Beach, Fla.

DE

98 Devin Taylor 90 Chaz Sutton 92 Byron McKnight 98 Devin Taylor 9042 Chaz Sutton Travian Robertson 9270 Byron ByronMcKnight Jerideau

6-7 6-4 6-4 6-5 6-1

DT DT

4257 Travian AldrickRobertson Fordham 7099 Byron KelcyJerideau Quarles

6-4 6-3 303 274 SR-3L JR-2L Laurinburg, Jamestown,N.C. S.C. 6-1 Pond, S.C. 6-4 319 271 JR-1L FR-PG Green Hodges, S.C.

DT DE

576 Aldrick 6-3 S.C. MelvinFordham Ingram 6-2 274 276 JR-2L SR-3L Jamestown, Hamlet, N.C. 997 Kelcy Quarles S.C. Jadeveon Clowney 6-4 6-6 271 254 FR-PG FR-HS Hodges, Rock Hill, S.C.

DE MLB

6 Melvin Ingram 54 Shaq Wilson 7 Jadeveon Clowney 45 Rodney Paulk 43 Qua Gilchrist 54 Shaq Wilson 4532 Rodney Paulk Reginald Bowens 4333 Qua Gilchrist Damario Jeffery 24 Quin Smith 32 Reginald Bowens 3326 Damario AntonioJeffery Allen 2421 Quin SmithHolloman DeVonte

6-2 5-11 6-6 6-0 6-1 5-11 6-0 6-2 6-1 6-3 6-1 6-2 6-3 6-2 6-1 6-2

276 223 254 242 244 223 242 248 244 237 238 248 237 202 238 232

SR-3L JR-2L FR-HS SR-3L JR-SQ JR-2L SR-3L JR-1L JR-SQ JR-2L JR-2L JR-1L JR-2L SR-2L JR-2L JR-2L

Hamlet, N.C. Fla. Jacksonville, Rock Hill, S.C. Columbia, S.C. Abbeville, S.C. Jacksonville, Fla. Columbia, S.C. N.C. Holly Springs, Abbeville, Columbia,S.C. S.C. Lenoir, N.C. Holly Springs, N.C. Columbia, Ocala, Fla.S.C. Lenoir, N.C.N.C. Charlotte,

265 Antonio StephonAllen Gilmore 2139 DeVonte Holloman Marty Markett 10 Cadarious Sanders 5 Stephon Gilmore 3936 Marty Markett D.J. Swearinger 109 Cadarious Sanders Sharrod Golightly 30 Corey Addison 36 D.J. Swearinger 9 Sharrod Golightly 15 Jimmy Legree 3025 Corey Addison Kadetrix Marcus

6-2 6-1 6-2 5-10 6-0 6-1 5-10 5-10 6-0 5-10 6-0 5-10 5-10 5-11 6-0 6-1

202 193 232 162 184 193 162 208 184 185 204 208 185 185 204 183

SR-2L JR-2L JR-2L SR-1L FR-RS JR-2L SR-1L JR-2L FR-RS FR-RS SO-1L JR-2L FR-RS SO-1L SO-1L FR-HS

Ocala, Fla. S.C. Rock Hill, Charlotte, York, S.C.N.C. LaGrange, Ga. Rock Hill, S.C. York, S.C. S.C. Greenwood, LaGrange, Ga. Decatur, Ga. Jacksonville, Fla. Greenwood, S.C. Decatur, Ga.S.C. Beaufort, Jacksonville, Fla. Ga. Stone Mountain,

1512 Jimmy Legree C.C. Whitlock 253 Kadetrix Marcus Akeem Auguste 8 Martay Mattox 12 C.C. Whitlock 3 Akeem Auguste 8 Martay Mattox

5-11 5-10 6-1 5-10 6-1 5-10 5-10 6-1

185 178 183 182 192 178 182 192

SO-1L SR-3L FR-HS SR-3L FR-HS SR-3L SR-3L FR-HS

Beaufort, Chester, S.C. S.C. Stone Mountain, Hollywood, Fla. Ga. Athens, Ga. Chester, S.C. Hollywood, Fla. Athens, Ga.

23 Bruce Ellington 36 D.J. Swearinger 31 Kenny Miles 237 Bruce ShonEllington Carson 36 D.J. Swearinger 319 Kenny Miles Ace Sanders 75 Shon Carson Stephon Gilmore 23 Bruce Ellington 9 Ace Sanders 5 Stephon Gilmore 51 Walker Inabinet 2362 Bruce DavisEllington Moore

5-9 5-10 5-10 5-9 5-8 5-10 5-10 5-7 5-8 6-1 5-9 5-7 6-1 5-10 5-9 6-0

197 208 193 197 190 208 193 175 190 193 197 175 193 199 197 216

FR-RS JR-2L JR-2L FR-RS FR-HS JR-2L JR-2L SO-1L FR-HS JR-2L FR-RS SO-1L JR-2L JR-1L FR-RS SO-SQ

Moncks Corner, S.C. Greenwood, S.C. Lawrenceville, Ga. Moncks Corner, Scranton, S.C. S.C. Greenwood, S.C. Lawrenceville, Ga. Bradenton, Fla. Scranton, Rock Hill,S.C. S.C. Moncks Corner, S.C. Bradenton, Fla. Rock Hill, S.C. Columbia, S.C. Moncks Buford,Corner, Ga. S.C.

51 Walker Inabinet 62 Davis Moore

5-10 199 JR-1L Columbia, S.C. 6-0 216 SO-SQ Buford, Ga.

DE DT

LT LG

6850 Kyle A.J.Nunn Cann 7670 Mike KyleMatulis Harris

6-6 S.C.S.C. 6-3 295 299 SR-3L FR-RS Sumter, Bamberg, 6-5 Beach,Ga. Fla. 6-3 274 273 FR-HS FR-HS Boynton Silver Creek,

LG C

5055 A.J. T.J.Cann Johnson 7061 Kyle Harris Travis Ford

6-3 S.C. 6-5 299 316 FR-RS JR-2L Bamberg, Aynor, S.C. 6-3 6-3 273 278 FR-HS SO-SQ Silver Fork,Creek, S.C. Ga.

CRG

5560 T.J. Johnson S.C. Terrence Campbell 6-5 6-3 316 295 JR-2L SR-2L Aynor, Austell, Ga. 6167 Travis Ford 6-3 S.C.Fla. Ronald Patrick 6-1 278 302 SO-SQ SO-SQ Fork, Cocoa,

RG RT

6073 Terrence Campbell Ga.Ga. Rokevious Watkins 6-3 6-4 295 340 SR-2L SR-1L Austell, Fairburn, 6771 Ronald Patrick 6-1 Brandon Shell 6-6 302 322 SO-SQ FR-HS Cocoa, GooseFla. Creek, S.C.

SPUR CB

RT TE

7387 Rokevious Watkins 6-4 Justice Cunningham 6-3 340 265 SR-1L JR-2L Fairburn, Pageland,Ga. S.C. 7181 Brandon Shell 6-6 S.C.Ga. Rory Anderson 6-5 322 207 FR-HS FR-HS Goose PowderCreek, Springs,

CB SS

TE QB

875 Justice Cunningham Stephen Garcia 81 Anderson 14 Rory Connor Shaw

6-3 6-2 265 232 JR-2L SR-3L Pageland, Lutz, Fla.S.C. 6-5 Springs, 6-1 207 204 FR-HS SO-1L Powder Flowery Branch,Ga.Ga.

QB FB

5 Stephen Garcia 46 Dalton Wilson 1448 Connor Shaw Matt Coffee

6-2 Fla. S.C. 6-0 232 227 SR-3L JR-2L Lutz, Williston, 6-1 Branch, 5-11 204 230 SO-1L SO-1L Flowery Mary Esther, Fla.Ga.

FB TB

4621 Dalton Wilson Marcus Lattimore 4831 Matt Coffee Kenny Miles OR 7 Shon Carson 2128 Marcus Lattimore Eric Baker Miles OR 3122 Kenny Brandon Wilds OR 7 Shon Carson 28 Eric Baker OR 22 Brandon Wilds

TB

No. Name Pos. Hgt. Wgt. Cl. 98 17 73 17 12 22 11

6-0 6-0 5-11 5-10 5-8 6-0 6-0 5-10 6-1 5-8 6-0 6-1

227 232 230 193 190 232 208 193 223 190 208 223

JR-2L SO-1L SO-1L JR-2L FR-HS SO-1L JR-2L JR-2L FR-HS FR-HS JR-2L FR-HS

Williston, Duncan, S.C. Mary Esther, Fla.Ga. Lawrenceville, Scranton, S.C. Duncan, S.C. Fla. Jacksonville, Lawrenceville, Ga. Blythewood, S.C. Scranton, S.C. Jacksonville, Fla. Blythewood, S.C.

MLB WLB WLB SPUR

SS FS FS CB CB

6-7 260 JR-2L

Beaufort, S.C. Savannah, Ga. Laurinburg, N.C. 260 JR-2L Beaufort, S.C. 250 Ga.N.C. 303 SO-1L SR-3L Savannah, Laurinburg, 235 N.C. 319 SR-3L JR-1L Laurinburg, Green Pond, S.C.

6-4 250 SO-1L Defense 6-5 235 SR-3L

Specialists KO

18 Jay Wooten 81 Adam Yates

KO PK

1818 Jay JayWooten Wooten 8181 Adam AdamYates Yates

PK P

1849 Jay Wooten Joey Scribner-Howard6-3 6-0 204 210 SR-1L SR-SQ Laurinburg, Irmo, S.C. N.C. 8185 Adam Yates 6-1 Patrick Fish 5-11 213 193 JR-1L FR-RS Sparks, Shelby,Md. N.C.

PH

4913 Joey 6-0 S.C. S.C. SethScribner-Howard Strickland 6-2 210 194 SR-SQ JR-1L Irmo, Laurens, 8585 Patrick 5-11 PatrickFish Fish 5-11 193 193 FR-RS FR-RS Shelby, Shelby,N.C. N.C.

H

13 Seth Strickland

6-3 204 SR-1L 6-1 213 JR-1L

6-2 194 JR-1L 193 FR-RS

KR

Specialists

6-3 6-3 204 204 SR-1L SR-1L Laurinburg, Laurinburg,N.C. N.C. 6-1 6-1 213 213 JR-1L JR-1L Sparks, Sparks,Md. Md.

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