Hotsheet: The Defense

The first Gamecock Nation Hotsheet of the season is out. We've included depth, prospects and notes as usual. However, because we were forced to change the format for the new site design, we are breaking it down into three parts; Defense, Offense and Special Teams. Today is The Defensive Hotsheet ...

Based upon what we have seen at practice so far, this appears to be the early depth chart with a caveat here and there.

* - Designates Walk-On

** - Designates Prospects (But Not All Prospects At That Position By Any Means)

*** - The race between Chris Tucker and Stanley Doughty is too tight to call. Tucker has the clear advantage at the moment in execution and control. Ducky has the clear advantage in strength and skill. In the end Ducky Doughty should win the job.

It appears that only 36 players are on full-scholarship rides at the moment not counting special teamers. This leaves a total of 49 for the offense and special teams which we will cover in the next 24 hours. We will eventually be forced to calculate-in the loss of two scholarships over each of the next two seasons when calculating scholarships to give.

Bookmark this page and check it two or three times a week as it is updated between now and the opener against Central Florida. In addition we will be updating the prospect list regularly even though it is still very early in the recruiting season.

Mike West is going to remind you a lot of Jermaine Lemon this season. He is an impressive looking athlete.

Lance Laury has raised the bar on his game quite a bit and may be a difference maker this season.

Ricardo Hurley is going to be pushed by Dustin Lindsey all season long.

One of the prospects that we have listed is actually committed to another school. Several are on the lists. As long as our coaches are working them, calling them, we will leave them on the prospect list because you never know if they can be turned, or not. It's still a little bit early to really concentrate on recruiting. Each position has a board with between 40 and 60 prospects on the list at the moment. Once the boards get down to around 25 per position, then we will be able to focus on specific recruits beyond those top two or three blue chippers we know we are after.

Strong Side (Stinger) Linebackers (4 Sch) (1 To Give)
48  Lance Laury  SR  6-2/235  Hopkins, SC (Lower Richland)
99  Dakota Walker  FR  6-4/219  Mays Landing, NJ (Oakcrest)
47  Curtis Rice  SO  6-1/222  Union, SC (Union)
35  Brent Davis  FR  6-1/189  Holly Hills, FL (Mainland)
57  Rahmel Walker  Jr.  6-0/213  Orangeburg, SC (Charleston Southern)
--  Top Prospects  --  --  ------------------------------ 
**  Jarvis Glenn  HS  6-2/245  Cayce, SC 
**  Prospects  HS  Wt/Ht  City, State 
**  For more ...  ...  ...  Click Here
Middle (Mike) Linebackers (5 Sch) (1 To Give)
42  Ricardo Hurley  SR  6-1/242  Greenwood, SC (Greenwood)
40  Dustin Lindsey  SO  6-3/215  Mobile, AL (Davidson)
43  Ryan Brown  SO  6-0/246  Moncks Corner, SC (Berkeley)
53  Marvin Sapp  FR  5-11/203  Jacksonville, FL (Sandalwood)
52  Alonzo Middleton  FR  5-11/234  Orangeburg, SC (Orangeburg-Wilkinson)
--  Top Prospects  --  --  ------------------------------ 
**  Emanuel Cook  HS  5-9/200  Palm Beach Gardens, FL 
**  Channing Welch  HS  6-0/231  Fayetteville, GA 
**  Prospects  HS  Wt/Ht  City, State 
**  For more ...  ...  ...  Click Here
Weakside (Wolf) Linebackers (5 Sch) (2 To Give)
44  Mike West  SO  6-0/211  Citra, FL (Butler County CC)
24  Cody Wells  SO  5-11/207  Belleview, FL (Belleview)
30  Terrell Davis  SR  6-0/192  Rock Hill, SC (Rock Hill)
21  Greg Wright  SO  5-10/197  Cross, SC (Cross)
28  Jerod June  Jr.  5-11/194  Bonneau, SC (Timberland)
31  Gerrod Sinclair  FR  6-0/210  Jacksonville, FL (Mandarin)
49  Damien Wright  FR  6-0/187  Sumter, SC (Lakewood)
32  Marcus Davis  SO  5-8/200  Columbia, SC (Eau Claire)
--  Top Prospects  --  --  ------------------------------ 
**  Chasman Davis  HS  6-0/210  St. Lucie, FL 
**  Rodney Paulk  HS  6-0/200  Richland NE, SC 
**  Craig Stevens  HS  6-2/215  Tallahassee, FL 
**  Prospects  HS  Wt/Ht  City, State 
**  For more ...  ...  ...  Click Here
Strong Safeties (Rovers) (2 Sch) (1 To Give)
10  Ko Simpson  SO  6-1/201  Rock Hill, SC (Rock Hill)
33  Chris Hampton  SO  5-11/186  Memphis, TN (Melrose)
20  Bobby Scott  SR  5-11/184  Columbia, SC (Dreher)
--  Top Prospects  --  --  ------------------------------ 
**  Darryl Gamble  HS  6-0/210  Bainbridge, GA 
**  Marcus Jackson  HS  6-1/190  North Augusta, SC 
**  Prospects  HS  Wt/Ht  City, State 
**  For more ...  ...  ...  Click Here
Free Safeties (3 Sch) (1 To Give)
23  Tremaine Tyler  SR  5-10/184  Cope, SC (Edisto)
26  Brandon Isaac  Jr.  6-2/180  Blackville, SC (Georgia Military)
16  Yvan Banag  FR  5-9/200  Buford, GA (Buford)
--  Top Prospects  --  --  ------------------------------ 
**  Donkay Degraffenreid  HS  5-10/185  Rock Hill, SC 
**  Emmanuel Cook  HS  5-10/200  West Palm Beach, FL 
**  Prospects  HS  Wt/Ht  City, State 
**  For more ...  ...  ...  Click Here
Boundary Cornerbacks (3 Sch) (1 To Give)
Fred Bennett  Jr.  6-1/194  Manning, SC (Hargrave Military)
27  Ty Erving  SO  5-11/192  Batesburg, SC (Batesburg-Leesville)
34  Brandyn Young  FR  5-9/188  Decatur, GA (Tucker)  
46  Aubrey McKay  SO  5-9/180  Darlington, SC (CC of San Francisco)
--  Top Prospects  --  --  ------------------------------ 
**  Darius Gaither  HS  6-1/200  Winnsboro, SC 
**  Raeshon McNeil  HS  6-0/175  Mocksville, NC 
**  Chimdi Chekwa  HS  6-1/175  Clermont, FL 
**  Prospects  HS     
**  For more ...  ...  ...  Click Here
Field Cornerbacks (3 Sch) (2 To Give)
Johnathan Joseph  Jr.  5-11/187  Rock Hill, SC (Coffeyville CC)
36  Stoney Woodson  FR  5-11/184  Tampa, FL (Middleton)
18  Jeremy Ware  FR  5-10/174  Fort Myers, FL (LeHigh)
39  Ranzino Valentine  SO  5-8/167  Greenville, SC (Charleston Southern)
--  Top Prospects  --  --  ------------------------------ 
**  Calvin Harrison  HS  6-0/188  Columbia, SC 
**  Prospects  HS  Wt/Ht  City, State 
**  For more ...  ...  ...  Click Here
Defensive Tackles (2 Sch) (3 To Give)
79  Marque Hall  SO  6-3/284  Wingate, NC (Forest Hills)
96  Matt Raysor  FR  6-3/302  Bamberg, SC (Bamberg-Ehrhardt)
76  Seth Edwards  SR  6-3/267  Charlotte, NC (UNCC)
--  Top Prospects  --  --  ------------------------------ 
**  Adam Patterson  HS  6-2/264  Columbia, SC 
**  Kenrick Ellis  HS  6-5/318  Lake Worth, FL 
**  Samuel Chester  HS  6-4/255  Ft. Valley, GA 
**  Byron Isom  HS  6-3/260  Lovejoy, GA 
**  For more ...  ...  ...  Click Here
Nose Guards *** (3 Sch) (2 To Give)
55  Stanley Doughty  SO  6-1/292  Greensburg, LA (St. Helena Central)
98  Chris Tucker  SR  6-1/288  Decatur, GA (Southwest Dekalb)
95  Nathan Pepper  FR  6-1/267  Greenville, SC (Greenville)
64  Stephen Pitts  FR  6-4/254  Spartanburg, SC (Spartanburg)
--  Top Prospects  --  --  ------------------------------ 
**  Jonathan Brown  HS  6-2/300  Jacksonville, FL 
**  Reggie Odom  HS  6-0/290  DeLand, FL 
**  Quencey Patrick  HS  6-2/273  Columbus, GA 
**  For more ...  ...  ...  Click Here

Strongside Defensive Ends (4 Sch) (2 To Give)

50  Josh Johnson  SO  6-4/238  Gibsonton, FL (East Bay)
97  Charles Silas  SR  6-5/266  Swainsboro, GA (Georgia Military)
51  Orus Lambert  SR  6-2/247  Jacksonville, FL (Mandarin)
61  Lemuel Jeanpierre  FR  6-3/255  Orlando, FL (Timber Creek)
--  Top Prospects  --  --  ------------------------------ 
**  Clark Gaston  HS  6-3/242  Riverside Military 
**  John Graves  HS  6-4/250  Richmond, VA 
**  Jayson Ayers  HS  6-4/244  Bennetsville, SC 
**  Prospects  HS  Wt/Ht  City, State 
**  For more ...  ...  ...  Click Here
Blindside (Bandit) Ends (4 Sch) (2 To Give)
45  DeAdrian Coley  SR  6-2/240  Georgetown, SC (Georgia Military)
90  Shea McKeen  FR  6-4/253  Mays Landing, NJ (The Hun School)
41  Jordin Lindsey  SO  6-3/226  Mobile, AL (Davidson)
91  Kerry Bonds  FR  6-2/220  Tallahassee, FL (Lincoln)
--  Top Prospects  --  --  ------------------------------ 
**  Audie Augustine  HS  6-2/232  Oakland Park, FL 
**  Dekoda Watson  HS  6-2/219  Aiken, SC 
**  Prospects  HS  Wt/Ht  City, State 
**  For more ...  ...  ...  Click Here

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