What's expected to be an outstanding recruiting class took its first steps toward becoming complete on Monday when six future football players attended class at South Carolina. Freshmen Stephon Gilmore, DeVonte Holloman, Jarvis Giles and Chaz Sutton, plus junior-college transfers Tony Straughter...[details]
2007 (Senior): Senior defensive end who was named USC's Outstanding Defensive Player of the Liberty Bowl when he had a pass interception and recovered a fumble... played in all 13 games in 2006... started six contests including the last five in a row... logged 37 tackles including 29 solo stops... had 4.5 tackles for loss including one sack... had one interception and broke up a pair of passes... forced a pair of fumbles and recovered two as well... credited with five tackles including a sack, a tackle for loss, and a forced fumble against Auburn... forced a fumble at Vanderbilt... had a season-high six stops against Arkansas and Clemson... also recovered a fumble at Clemson... has made 15 career starts.
2006 (Junior): Junior defensive end who plays with tremendous effort.. regarded as the squad's best pass rusher... came to Carolina as a linebacker, but made the transition to defensive end... incumbent at one defensive end position... has made nine career starts.
2005 (Sophomore): Moved into the starting lineup in game four against Troy and held that spot for the remainder of the year... logged 29 tackles including 20 solos... notched 5.5 tackles for loss including three sacks... credited with a 16-yard sack against Tennessee... had a season-high five tackles in the win over Florida... intercepted a pass in the bowl game against Missouri... recognized as the co-winner of the team's defensive Carolina Hustle Award in the spring of 2005... moved to a down lineman position during spring drills.
2004 (Freshman): Rookie linebacker who played on special teams, appearing in eight contests ... Was in on three total tackles ... His twin brother, Dustin, is a linebacker for the Gamecocks.
Personal: Born Dec. 24, 1985 ... His major is undecided.