Durant Talks South Carolina Verbal

One of the best players in the junior college ranks this year is Butler CC standout linebacker Davon Durant. He discussed his recent decision to commit to South Carolina.

South Carolina picked up a recent commitment from junior college linebacker Davon Durant. The Butler CC standout is a Greenwood native and forms a strong linebacker group for the Grizzlies alongside Phil Williamson and Kaleb Ringer.

He's excited to join the Gamecocks.

"It felt like home," Durant said of his official visit to Columbia. "It was a great time. I went out and talked to the coaches and met some of the players. They went over the schemes they run. They also gave me the plan of how I would be used. I'd play a little of both inside and outside linebacker. It all just depends who they have ready to go when I come in."

"There was just a great family vibe that I received while I was there," he added about his future school. "It was great with the coaches and I'm close with an older player for them in Shaq Wilson."

The defensive coordinator at Butler Community College believes Durant is one of the best players he's ever coached, and definitely one of the better athletes. The Gamecock staff will be getting a special talent in Durant.

"It's all about competition there," Durant noted about South Carolina. "There's no promises given other than I will have the opportunity to play right away if I do what I need to.

Although it's home for Durant, that aspect of the program is not what lead him to commit to South Carolina.

"Playing close to home was not really a draw to them for me," he admitted. "It was just a feeling they gave me that I didn't get when I saw other places. Playing close to home is nice, but that wasn't what clinched it."

Durant committed to the Gamecocks the same time as his high school teammate, and five-star defensive end Marquavius Lewis. Was that pre-meditated?

"I committed there with him but it wasn't the plan ever," he shared. "It just kind of happened, which is real cool for us. We discussed it the night before and knew it was very likely."

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