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Name Pos 40 Hgt Wgt Scout Rivals ESPN School / Hometown
Corey Addison S ??? 6'1" 185 75 An. Jackson High - Jacksonville, FL
Nick Allison OL 5.00 6'4" 295 76 TC Roberson High - Asheville, NC
Ben Axon RB 4.50 6'1" 195 78 Manatee High - Bradenton, GA
DeMario Bennett WR 4.49 6'3" 185 76 Coffee County High - Douglas, GA
Ronald Byrd OT 4.80 6'6" 260 70 Fork Union Prep - Fork Union, VA
Matt Coffee LB 4.53 5'11" 214 78 Ft Walton High - Ft Walton Beach, FL
Duane Chisolm DE 4.75 6'3" 256 79 Beaufort High - Beaufort, SC
Justice Cunningham TE/DE 4.78 6'3" 242 78 Central High - Pageland, SC
Josh Dickerson LB 4.60 6'2" 220 40 Georgia Military - Milledgeville, GA
Aldrick Fordham DE 4.69 6'4" 237 79 Timberland High - St. Stephen, SC
Jarvis Giles RB 4.50 6'0" 180 83 Gaither High - Tampa, FL
Stephon Gilmore CB 4.50 6'2" 181 82 South Pointe High - Rock Hill, SC
Chaun Gresham LB ??? 6'3" 205 79 Apalachee High - Winder, GA
Devonte Holloman S 4.50 6'2" 210 84 South Pointe High - Rock Hill, SC
Charles Holmes WR 4.62 6'4" 197 40 South Pointe High - Rock Hill, SC
Damario Jeffery S/LB 4.63 6'4" 217 85 Columbia High - Columbia, SC
Jimmy Legree CB 4.50 6'0" 172 77 Beaufort High - Beaufort, SC
Chris Payne S 4.49 5'11" 190 82 Columbia High - Columbia, SC
Steven Singleton OL 5.20 6'3" 310 40 Georgia Military - Milledgeville, GA
DeAngelo Smith WR 4.53 6'0" 174 77 Camden County High - Kingsland, GA
Quin Smith LB 4.63 6'2" 205 77 Hibriten High - Lenoir, NC
Tony Straughter LB 4.60 6'2" 215 40 Georgia Military - Milledgeville, GA
Chaz Sutton DE 4.60 6'5" 240 78 Fork Union Prep - Fork Union, VA
D.J. Swearinger S 4.44 5'11" 196 80 Greenwood High - Greenwood, SC
Kevious Watkins OL 5.30 6'6" 356 40 Georgia Military - Milledgeville, GA
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S Corey Addison
5'11"  190 lbs.
40 times:  ??? // ???
Andrew Jackson High - Jacksonville, FL
Scout: (S #90)
Rivals: (S #21)
ScoutsInc: 75 (S #118)

Offers: Arkansas, Central Florida, Mississippi, South Carolina, Miami (FL)

Will's View: Addison is the true meaning of a free safety. A centerfield type who is able to cover a lot of field.


OL Nick Allison
6'4"  295 lbs.
40 times:  ??? // 5.00
TC Roberson High - Asheville, NC
Scout: (OG #57)
Rivals: (OG #52)
ScoutsInc: 76 (OG #82)

Offers: Duke, NC State, North Carolina, South Carolina

Will's View: Big, strong OL is young and has plenty of time to grow even larger.
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RB Ben Axon
6'1"  195 lbs.
40 times:  4.50 // 4.50
Manatee High - Bradenton, FL
Scout: (RB #87)
Rivals: (RB #29)
ScoutsInc: 78 (RB #43)

Offers: Clemson, Florida State, Purdue, South Carolina, South Florida, West Virginia

Will's View: Playing style compares very favorably to Cory Boyd.


WR DeMario Bennett
6'3"  185 lbs.
40 times:  ??? // 4.49
Coffee County High - Douglas, GA
Scout: (WR #190)
Rivals: (Not ranked)
ScoutsInc: 76 (WR #98)

Offers: Arkansas, South Carolina

Will's View: Underrated WR that didn't play in a passing offense in high school.
OT Ronald Byrd
6'6"  260 lbs.
40 times:  5.29 // 4.80
Callaway High - Hogansville, GA
Fork Union Prep - Fork Union, VA
Scout: (Prep school)
Rivals: (Prep school)
ScoutsInc: 70 (Prep school)
Rivals Prep School 50: #15

Offers: Arkansas, Clemson, Indiana, Louisville, South Carolina

Will's View: A jumbo athlete who could end up at OT, OG, DE, or even DT.


DE Duane Chisolm
6'4"  295 lbs.
40 times:  4.78 // 4.75
Beaufort High - Beaufort, SC
Scout: (DE #41)
Rivals: (SDE #14)
ScoutsInc: 79 (DE #25)

Offers: Alabama, Clemson, Kentucky, NC State, South Carolina, West Virginia

Will's View: Very strong defensive end who probably projects best as a rushing defensive tackle in college.
LB Matt Coffee
5'11"  214 lbs.
40 times:  ??? // 4.53
Ft Walton High - Ft Walton Beach, FL
Scout: (SLB #39)
Rivals: (ATH #23)
ScoutsInc: 78 (ATH #61)

Offers: Alabama, Illinois, Mississippi, NC State, South Carolina, South Florida

Will's View: A little undersized, but a hard hitter.


TE/DE Justice Cunningham
6'3"  232 lbs.
40 times:  ??? // 4.78
Central High - Pageland, SC
Scout: (DE #112)
Rivals: (Not ranked)
ScoutsInc: 78 (TE #25)

Offers: NC State, South Carolina

Will's View: Could end up playing TE, DE, or even OL at the collegiate level. Has drawn comparisons to Cliff Matthews. Has a frame that could easily be 6'4" 245 by the time he graduates high school.
S Jonathan Davis
5'9"  205 lbs.
40 times:  4.37 // 4.40
Tucker High - Tucker, GA
Scout: (MLB #9)
Rivals: (ILB #27)
ScoutsInc: 77 (OLB #68)

Offers: Alabama, Florida, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Miami, Oklahoma State, Penn State, South Carolina, UAB, UCF

Will's View: Very comparable to Emanuel Cook. Could contribute immediately.
LB Josh Dickerson
6'2"  220 lbs.
40 times:  4.60 // ???
Georgia Military Academy - Milledgeville, GA
Scout: (JuCo)
Rivals: (JuCo)
ScoutsInc: 40 (JuCo)
Rivals JuCo 100: #62

Offers: East Carolina, Minnesota, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee

Will's View: Just like teammate and fellow USC commit, Tony Straughter, Dickerson looks to come in right away and compete for a LB spot in the 4-2-5 defense..


DE Aldrick Fordham
6'4"  237 lbs.
40 times:  4.69 // 4.75
Timberland High - St. Stephen, SC
Scout: (DE #15)
Rivals: (WDE #44)
ScoutsInc: 79 (DE #30)

Offers: South Carolina, Tennessee

Will's View: Not overly impressive physically, but has the tools and smarts to just get the job done.
RB Jarvis Giles
6'0"  180 lbs.
40 times:  4.50 // 4.50
South Pointe High - Rock Hill, SC
Scout: (RB #35)
Rivals: (All-Purpose RB #4)
ScoutsInc: 83 (RB #5)
ESPN Top 150

Offers: Florida State, Illinois, Mississippi, Nebraska, South Carolina, Tennessee

Will's View: Elusive RB who will need to put on a little weight, but should provide a nice spark to the offense.


CB Stephon Gilmore
6'2"  181 lbs.
40 times:  4.50 // 4.50
South Pointe High - Rock Hill, SC
Scout: (CB #26)
Rivals: (ATH #16)
ScoutsInc: 82 (ATH #8)
ESPN Top 150

Offers: Alabama, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Ohio State, South Carolina, Tennessee

Will's View: Has NFL written all over him. Could even see time at QB or WR in certain offensive packages.
LB Chaun Gresham
6'3"  205 lbs.
40 times:  ??? // ???
Apalachee High - Winder, GA
Scout: (SLB #35)
Rivals: (OLB #52)
ScoutsInc: 79 (OLB #24)

Offers: Alabama, Clemson, Georgia Tech, Marshall, South Carolina, Vanderbilt

Will's View: Great linebacker who just needs a little more good weight. Could challenge for special teams playing time as a freshman or redshirt.
S Devonte Holloman
6'2"  210 lbs.
40 times:  ??? // 4.50
South Pointe High - Rock Hill, SC
Scout: (S #2)
Rivals: (S #7)
ScoutsInc: 84 (S #2)
ESPN 150

Offers: Clemson, LSU, Michigan, North Carolina, Notre Dame, South Carolina, Tennessee

Will's View: Highest rated player in the class. Should compete for playing time at Spur linebacker as a freshman.
WR Charles Holmes
6'4"  197 lbs.
40 times:  4.62 // 4.55
South Pointe High - Rock Hill, SC
Scout: (WR #159)
Rivals: (Not ranked)
ScoutsInc: 40 (Not ranked)

Offers: Akron, Buffalo, Kentucky, South Carolina

Will's View: Long, lanky receiver. Great with separation and getting the jump ball.
S/LB Damario Jeffery
6'4"  217 lbs.
40 times:  4.63 // 4.50
Columbia High - Columbia, SC
Scout: (WLB #10)
Rivals: (ATH #6)
ScoutsInc: 83 (S #3)
ESPN Top 150

Offers: Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia Tech

Will's View: Very fast and hard hitter who could end up at safety or linebacker.
CB Jimmy Legree
6'0"  172 lbs.
40 times:  4.68 // 4.50
Beaufort High - Beaufort, SC
Scout: (Not ranked)
Rivals: (Not ranked)
ScoutsInc: 77 (ATH #72)

Offers: South Carolina

Will's View: Talented athlete that could end up at CB, S, or even WR. Good at reading the quarterback.
S Chris Payne
5'11"  190 lbs.
40 times:  ??? // 4.49
Columbia High - Columbia, SC
Scout: (S #67)
Rivals: (S #31)
ScoutsInc: 82 (S #7)
ESPN Top 150

Offers: Alabama, Clemson, Oklahoma, North Carolina, South Carolina

Will's View: Hard hitter who makes up a great high school safety tandem alongside Damario Jeffery. Could be compared to Emanuel Cook. Could contribute to special teams as a true freshmen.
OL Steven Singleton
6'3"  310 lbs.
40 times:  ??? // 5.20
Georgia Military Academy - Milledgeville, GA
Scout: (JuCo)
Rivals: (JuCo)
ScoutsInc: 40 (Junior College)

Offers: LSU, Mississippi, Miss. State, South Carolina, West Virginia

Will's View: Massive offensive lineman that may compete for immediate playing time at offensive guard.
WR DeAngelo Smith
6'0"  174 lbs.
40 times:  4.53 // ???
Camden County High - Kingsland, GA
Scout: (WR #247)
Rivals: (Not ranked)
ScoutsInc: 77 (WR #77)

Offers: East Carolina, Illinois, Indiana, South Carolina, Vanderbilt

Will's View: Elusive type wide receiver with decent speed. Gets good separation.
LB Quin Smith
6'2"  206 lbs.
40 times:  4.81 // 4.63
Hibriten High - Lenoir, NC
Scout: (S #59)
Rivals: (Not ranked)
ScoutsInc: 77 (OLB #67)

Offers: Duke, East Carolina, NC State, North Carolina, South Carolina

Will's View: Very underrated prospect who should end up at about 6'1" 225 outside linebacker. Needs a little polishing, but will be a major contributor by his junior season.
LB Tony Straughter
6'2"  215 lbs.
40 times:  4.60 // ???
Georgia Military Academy - Milledgeville, GA
Scout: (JuCo)
Rivals: (JuCo)
ScoutsInc: 40 (JuCo)
Rivals JuCo 100: #41

Offers: East Carolina, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee, TCU

Will's View: Staff thinks Straughter can contribute right away in the 4-2-5 defense.
DE Chaz Sutton
6'5"  240 lbs.
40 times:  4.60 // 4.80
Jenkins High - Savannah, GA
Fork Union Prep - Fork Union, VA
Scout: (Prep school)
Rivals: (Prep school)
ScoutsInc: 78 (Prep school)
Rivals Prep School 50: #10

Offers: Florida, Rutgers, South Carolina, Virginia Tech, West Virginia

Will's View: Very quick DE/LB who could contribute right away.
S D.J. Swearinger
5'11"  196 lbs.
40 times:  4.55 // 4.44
Greenwood High - Greenwood, SC
Scout: (S #176)
Rivals: (S #27)
ScoutsInc: 80 (S #13)

Offers: Auburn, Maryland, Michigan, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vanderbilt

Will's View: Free safety type that isn't scared to lay down a hit. Could be a major special teams player and contributor in the defensive backfield.
OL Kevious Watkins
6'6"  356 lbs.
40 times:  ??? // 5.30
Georgia Military Academy - Milledgeville, GA
Scout: (JuCo)
Rivals: (JuCo)
ScoutsInc: 40 (Junior College)

Offers: Hampton, Kent State, Minnesota, South Carolina, Troy, UAB

Will's View: Massive offensive lineman that may compete for immediate playing time at offensive guard.