BIOS: Meet the Gamecocks' 2012 signing class

February 1, 2012 

Jerell Adams JERELL ADAMS

TE, 6-6/224, Pinewood (Scott’s Branch/Fork Union)

Spent fall at Fork Union after signing with USC in February 2011... played quarterback, tight end, linebacker, defensive end and punter.

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Mike Davis MIKE DAVIS

RB, 5-9/216, Stone Mountain, Ga. (Stephenson High)

1,923 rushing yards and 21 touchdowns on 213 carries as a senior... selected to play in the U.S. Army All-American Game.

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Jordan Diggs JORDAN DIGGS

SPUR, 6-0/197, Cape Coral, Fla. (Island Coast High)

Made 63 tackles during his senior season... selected to play in the U.S. Army All-American Game.

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Chaz Elder CHAZ ELDER

CB, 6-2/187, College Park, Ga. (Banneker High)

Had 83 tackles with two interceptions as a senior... played in the Under Armour All-American Game in St. Petersburg, Fla.

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Darius English DARIUS ENGLISH

DE, 6-6/215, Powder Springs, Ga. (McEachern High)

Won Georgia’s 5-A Defensive Player of the Year honors after a 21-sack senior season. . . named to the PARADE All-America team.

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Kyle Fleetwood

KYLE FLEETWOOD

S, 5-11/199, Stone Mountain, Ga. (Stephenson High)

Led his region with a school-record seven interceptions... had 49 tackles and 11 pass break ups... earned 5A all-state honors.

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Jody Fuller JODY FULLER

WR, 5-11/201, Monroe, N.C. (Sun Valley High)

Caught 68 passes for 825 yards and 11 touchdowns in his senior season... was a 2011 Shrine Bowl selection and also played in the 2011 Offense-Defense All-Star Game.

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T.J. Gurley T.J. GURLEY

S, 5-10/183, Cairo, Ga. (Cairo High)

Earned Class 3A all-region and all-state honors... three-year starter who recorded 82 tackles and four interceptions in his senior season.

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Joe Harris JOE HARRIS

OG, 6-4/309, Lithonia, Ga. (Lithonia High)

Selected to play in the USA vs. the World All-Star game in Texas...also was on the basketball and wrestling teams.

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Carlos Hood CARLOS HOOD

DT, 6-2/262, Stone Mountain, Ga. (Stephenson High)

Recorded 43 tackles including three sacks and three fumble recoveries... selected to the Offense-Defense All-American Game.

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T.J. Holloman T.J. HOLLOMAN

LB, 6-2/209, Atlanta, Ga. (St. Pius X High)

Racked up 48 tackles and four interceptions as a junior... played quarterback for half a season and threw for 500 yards and rushed for 430 more... also ran track.

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Kaiwan Lewis KAIWAN LEWIS

LB, 6-0/225, Hammonton, N.J. (St. Joseph High)

Earned all-state honors playing on an undefeated state championship team... ... participated in the Offense-Defense Bowl.

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Rico McWilliams RICO MCWILLIAMS

CB, 5-11/172, Hampton, Ga. (Lovejoy High)

Earned 4-A first-team all-state honors... helped his team to a spot in the state title game... named to Offense-Defense All-American Bowl.

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Chris Moody CHRIS MOODY

CB, 6-1/208, McDonough, Ga. (Henry County)

Played quarterback and defensive back... could play cornerback or safety... was a first-team 5-A All-State selection.

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Brendan Nosovitch BRENDAN NOSOVITCH

QB, 6-1/210, Allenton, Pa. (Central Catholic High)

Won the Maxwell Football Club’s Pennsylvania Player of the Year award and was named to the PARADE All-America team... is the state’s career record-holder with 12,877 total yards.

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Kelvin Rainey KELVIN RAINEY

TE, 6-3/216, Yulee, Fla. (Yulee High)

Enrolled in January...caught 85 passes for over 1,500 yards in his three-year prep career... added 87 tackles with three interceptions.

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Shaq Roland SHAQ ROLAND

WR, 6-1/173, Lexington (Lexington High)

PARADE magazine All-American... led the Wildcats with nearly 2,000 yards and 24 touchdowns as a senior... named S.C. Mr. Football.

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Nick St. Germain NICK ST. GERMAIN

PK, 5-9/182, Powder Springs, Ga. (McEachern High)

Converted 11-of-17 field goals as a senior with a long of 49 yards... career best is 54 yards ... averaged 68 yards per kickoff.

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Kendric Salley KENDRIC SALLEY

RB, 5-9/205, Williston (Williston Elko)

Rushed for over 5,000 yards and 90 touchdowns during his prep career... tore his ACL and underwent surgery in December.... still rushed for 1,198 yards and 21 touchdowns on 139 carries

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Kwinton Smith KWINTON SMITH

WR, 6-4/206, Dillon (Dillon High)

Had 34 receptions for 564 yards and 10 TDs as a senior... played in the Shrine Bowl and in the Offense-Defense All-American Game.

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Brock Stadnik BROCK STADNIK

OT, 6-5/287, Greensboro, N.C. (Western Guilford High)

Enrolled in January... UnderArmour All-American Game selection and 2011 Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas selection... PARADE All-American.

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Clayton Stadnik CLAYTON STADNIK

C, 6-2/265, Greensboro, N.C. (Western Guilford High)

Enrolled in January...played right tackle as a junior before making the switch to center and has also played left guard.

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Jhaustin Thomas JHAUSTIN THOMAS

DE, 6-5/229, Decatur, Ga. (Columbia High)

A two-sport standout... as a junior, made 83 tackles with 13 sacks... also played basketball where he averaged a double-double.

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Cody Waldrop CODY WALDROP

OL, 6-2/300, Seffner, Fla. (Armwood High)

Could play guard or center... a three-time All-State selection... helped the Hawks to a 15-0 record and a Class 6A state title.

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Mason Zandi MASON ZANDI

OT, 6-9/266, Chapin (Chapin High)

Played on the defensive line most of his career... competed for just one season on the offensive line... also served as the team’s punter.

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