Gamecocks Pick Up TE/DE Commitment

David Laggis, a big athletic TE/DE prospect from Conyers, Georgia committed to Lou Holtz Saturday as expected. As reported on this site throughout the week, Laggis cast his lot with the Gamecocks when offered. Laggis was dominating in the trenches all year long for Conyers ...

Laggis (6-4 240) was the Defensive Player of the Year on the 2002 All-Area Football Team. Lagggis will receive the award at the Stockbridge/Conyers Heritage area football banquet January 16, 2003. Laggis was also named honorable mention All-GSWA Class AAAA by the Athens Banner-Herald.

Heritage Patriot coach Randall Owens said, "David is a special young man. South Carolina is getting a good one, not just as a football player but as a person. I think they want him as a tight end but he could play either side of the ball and do well. It would not surprise me to see him at defensive end at the major college level."

Owens was named the Coach of the Year along with Laggis' Defensive MVP award.

Laggis was drawing interest from several division 1-A schools including Clemson, Auburn and Georgia. He had received offers from Kentucky, Middle Tennessee State and East Tennessee State.

It was Conyers' 1st playoff appearance since 1986 and Laggis also helped lead the team to their best regular season record ever at 8-2.

Brian Laggis, David's brother, is a 6-3 265 pound offensive tackle for the Furman Paladins.

Jocelyn Penn, the Lady Gamecocks' record setting basketball player, is also from the Conyers, Georgia area and attended nearby Meadowcreek High.

It could be said that the Gamecocks are now firmly entrenched in that talent rich area to fight future recruiting battles on all fronts.

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