Bios: Meet USC's class of 2014 signees

February 5, 2014 

WESLEY GREEN

CB, 5-11, 170, LITHONIA, GA. (MLK)

Four-star prospect. ... Picked USC over Georgia. ... Originally committed to USC in June before decommitting in September. ... Recruited by Lorenzo Ward and Grady Brown. | Our coverage of Wesley Green | Video highlights

DEXTER WIDEMAN

DT, 6-4, 275, SALUDA (SALUDA)

Four-star prospect. ... Shrine Bowl and Under Armour All-America Game selection. ... Originally committed to Florida State. ... As a senior had 71 tackles (10.5 for loss), five sackes, 11 quarterback hurries, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, three pass breakups, two blocked kicks. ... Recruited by G.A. Mangus and Deke Adams. | Our coverage of Dexter Wideman | Video highlights

DONELL STANLEY

OG-OT, 6-4, 330, LATTA (LATTA)

Four-star prospect. ... Selected to Shrine Bowl and U.S. Army All-American Bowl. ... Returned a fumble 90 yards for a touchdown while on defense. ... Picked USC over Alabama, Clemson and North Carolina. ... Recruited by Shawn Elliott. | Our coverage of Donell Stanley | Video highlights

CHRIS LAMMONS

CB, 5-9, 170, PLANTATION, FLA. (PLANTATION)

Four-star prospect. ... U.S. Army All-America Game selection. ... Picked USC over Wisconsin. ... Originally committed to Florida. ... Recruited by Grady Brown. | Our coverage of Chris Lammons | Video highlights

DARIN SMALLS

S, 5-11, 180, SUMMERVILLE (SUMMERVILLE)

Three-star prospect. ... Played three games before season-ending ACL injury. ... Had 10 tackles, returned an interception for a touchdown. Also scored on a 76-yard reception and scored twice on punt returns. As a junior, had 58 tackles and five interceptions, including three returned for touchdowns. He also had more than 600 return yards and three scores. Had six interceptions as a sophomore. ... Had offers from Clemson, Virginia Tech, Florida State, Tennessee, Oklahoma and others. ... Recruited by Everette Sands. | Our coverage of Darin Smalls | Video highlights

BRYSON ALLEN-WILLIAMS

LB, 6-1, 220, ELLENWOOD, GA. (CEDAR GROVE)

Four-star prospect. ... U.S. Army All-American Bowl selection. ... No. 1 prospect in USC's class, according to 247Sports' Composite ranking. ... As a senior, 130 tackles (12 for loss), three sacks, six forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries. He scored on a 30-yard fumble return. ... Picked USC over Alabama, UCLA and Georgia. ... Recruited by Lorenzo Ward. | Our coverage of Bryson Allen-Williams | Video highlights

TAYLOR STALLWORTH

DT, 6-2, 290, MOBILE, ALA. (MURPHY)

Three-star prospect. ... Offense Defense All-American Bowl selection. ... Had 60 tackles and six sacks as a senior. ... Picked USC over Auburn and Mississippi State. ... From same high school that produced former Gamecock Captain Munnerlyn. ... Recruited by Kirk Botkin. | Our coverage of Taylor Stallworth | Video highlights

TYSHUN SAMUEL

WR, 5-11, 183, INMAN (CHAPMAN)

Three-star prospect. ... Shrine Bowl and Offense Defense All-American Bowl selection. ... Known by most people by his nickname "Deebo." ... As a senior, Samuel had 61 receptions for 1,184 yards and 15 touchdowns. He added 837 yards on the ground and 13 scores, and scored twice on interceptions. ... School-record 53 touchdowns for his career. ... Picked USC over Appalachian State, Vanderbilt and North Carolina. ... Recruited by Shawn Elliott. | Our coverage of Tyshun Samuel | Video highlights

KALAN RITCHIE

DE-TE, 6-6, 230, GOOSE CREEK (GOOSE CREEK)

Three-star prospect. ... Shrine Bowl and Offense Defense All-American Bowl selection. ... Played mostly defensive end as a senior, recording 71 tackles (16 for loss), four sacks, 15 quarterback pressures and three pass breakups. Had one catch on offense. ... Chose the Gamecocks over Clemson and N.C. State. ... Kalan pronouched "KAY-lun." ... Recruited by Steve Spurrier Jr. | Our coverage of Kalan Ritchie | Video highlights

JHAUSTIN THOMAS

DE, 6-6, 255, ATHENS, TEXAS (TRINITY VALLEY CC)

Three-star prospect. ... Last season had 55 tackles and 12.5 sacks. ... Named to 2013 National Junior College Athletic Association Football All-America team. ... Also had interest from Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas Tech, Ole Miss and Arizona State ... Originally signed with USC in 2012 out of Decatur, Ga. ... Recruited by Deke Adams and Lorenzo Ward. | Our coverage of Jhaustin Thomas | Video highlights

SHAQ DAVIDSON

WR, 6-0, 170, GAFFNEY (GAFFNEY)

Four-star prospect. ... Shrine Bowl and U.S. Army All-American Bowl selection. ... Played mostly at quarterback as a senior, with 1,540 passing yards and 12 touchdowns. Added 736 rushing yards and seven scores to go with 106 receiving yards and a touchdown. Had most action at receiver his injury-shortened sophomore year: 29 catches for 683 yards and eight touchdowns. ... Recruited by Shawn Elliott. | Our coverage of Shaq Davidson | Video highlights

TERRY GOOGER

WR, 6-4, 210, COLLEGE PARK, GA. (WOODWARD)

Three-star prospect. ... Offense Defense All-American Bowl selection. ... Played mostly at quarterback as a senior, with 1,275 yards passing and 14 touchdowns; ran for 1,240 yards and 16 scores; caught five passes for 101 yards and a touchdown. ... Picked USC over Miami. ... Last name is pronounced Goo-jer. ... Was coached by former USC assistant John Hunt. ... Recovering from meniscus injury. ... Recruited by Lorenzo Ward. | Our coverage of Terry Googer | Video highlights

MALIK YOUNG

OG, 6-4, 285, PIEDMONT (WOODMONT)

Three-star prospect. ... Shrine Bowl and Offense Defense All-American Bowl selection. ... Missed four games while recovering from a jaw injury sustained in a car wreck. ... In seven games at right guard, Young finished with an average grade of 76 percent. Had team-high 277 production points, which is figured by number of correctly executed plays, pancakes, key blocks and extra efforts, then subtract missed assignments and penalties. ... Recruited by Shawn Elliott. | Our coverage of Malik Young | Video highlights

JOE BLUE

FB, 5-11, 235, DILLON (DILLON)

Three-star prospect. ... Shrine Bowl selection. ... Played mostly linebacker as a senior on state championship team. Had 95 tackles, two sacks, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. Had 26 carries on offense for 87 yards and a touchdown. ... Continues Dillon pipeline to USC, follows Kwinton Smith, D.J. Park and Bryce King. ... Recruited by Shawn Elliott. | Our coverage of Joe Blue | Video highlights

MICHAEL SCARNECCHIA

QB, 6-4, 190, FLEMING ISLAND, FLA. (FLEMING ISLAND)

Three-star prospect. ... Originally committed to UAB. ... Finished senior season 103-of-181 passing (57 percent) for 1,692 yards, 28 touchdowns and two interceptions. As a junior he was 112-of-175 for 1,517 yards, 19 scores and three interceptions. ... Also had interest from LSU, Indiana, Iowa, Purdue, Syracuse and Arkansas State. ... Recruited by Steve Spurrier and Steve Spurrier Jr. | Our coverage of Michael Scarnecchia | Video highlights

BLAKE McCLAIN

DE, 6-4, 280, PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FLA. (SANDALWOOD)

Three-star prospect. ... Originally committed to Florida State and Nebraska. ... Recruited by Steve Spurrier Jr. | Our coverage of Blake McClain | Video highlights

AL HARRIS JR.

CB, 5-11, 155, FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (ST. THOMAS AQUINAS)

Three-star prospect. ... Had four tackles, one interceptions and one pass breakup in three games. ... Recovering from hamstring injury. ... Is the son of former NFL standout cornerback Al Harris. ... He also considered Florida State, Wisconsin, Arkansas and NC State. ... Recruited by Grady Brown. | Our coverage of Al Harris Jr. | Video highlights

DJ SMITH

CB-S, 6-0, 193, MARIETTA, GA. (WALTON)

Four-star prospect. ... Offense Defense All-American Bowl selection. ... Played mostly at safety his senior season. ... Last season had 77 tackles with two interceptions. ... Picked USC over Tennessee and Clemson. ... Recruited by G.A. Mangus. | Our coverage of D.J. Smith | Video highlights

DANTE SAWYER

DE, 6-3, 235, SUWANEE, GA. (NORTH GWINNETT)

Four-star prospect. ... U.S. Army All-American Bowl selection. Had three sacks during Army game. ... As a senior, had 80 tackles (22 for loss), six sacks, 15 quarterback pressures, five pass breakups, one fumble recovery and one interception. ... Picked USC over offers from Georgia, Auburn, Alabama, Ohio State and Southern Cal. ... From same high school that produced former Gamecock Jared Cook. ... Recruited by G.A. Mangus. | Our coverage of Dante Sawyer | Video highlights

KEVIN 'KC' CROSBY

TE, 6-1, 240, BAMBERG (BAMBERG-EHRHARDT)

Four-star prospect. ... Shrine Bowl and Under Armour All-America Game selection. ... Had around 50 scholarship offers and picked South Carolina over Alabama and Clemson. ... As a senior, had 43 catches for 571 yards and 12 touchdowns. On defense, had 58 tackles, four sacks, two fumble recoveries for touchdowns and two interceptions. ... Recruited by Everette Sands. | Our coverage of KC Crosby | Video highlights

ABU LAMIN

DT, 6-5, 310, FORT SCOTT, KAN. (FORT SCOTT CC)

Four-star prospect. ... Signed with USC on Dec. 18 and was the Gamecocks’ lone early enrollee this year. ... Picked USC over offers from Alabama, Arkansas, Nebraska, Florida and Tennessee, among others. ... Had 34 tackles in 2013 with 7.5 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks, and forced a fumble. ... Originally from Fayetteville, N.C. ... Name is pronounced “AH-boo luh-MEN.” ... Recruited by Deke Adams. | Our coverage of Abu Lamin | Video highlights

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